St. Martin Accommodations

Choosing a place to stay while on vacation means assessing your travel needs

Photo credit: © La Samanna Resort and Spa
 

The variety in culture and overall atmosphere of the greater island attracts many tourists to St. Martin.

Travelers can spend their time relaxing and soaking up some sun on any of the peaceful white sand beaches on the French side, and then head over to the Dutch side for some gambling and exciting nightlife. Vacationers who want to spend more time in a lively and entertaining atmosphere will probably enjoy lodgings on the Dutch part of the island, where many hotels and resorts feature casinos right inside the hotel and night clubs in close proximity. French St. Martin offers travelers a more serene stay with fabulous architecture and smaller establishments, that are more appealing for those vacationers trying to escape the crowds and indulge in a more relaxing environment.

Personal Considerations

Planning a trip to St. Martin means spending time trying to make many factors work together.  When it comes to selecting a place to stay, you'll especially have to consider your party size, and the length of your stay.

Party Size

If you are traveling alone or with a small group, finding a place to stay won't be too difficult.  It is the larger groups that may struggle.  These types of parties can find a cheap hotel and rent a number of rooms, while hoping they will all end up next to each other, or at least one the same floor.  A better solution, however, may be to find a hotel that specializes in suites like the all-suite Palm Court Hotel, or to rent a villa with enough rooms to accommodate your crowd. 

The type of party you have will make a difference as well.  If you're traveling with young children, a family-friendly resort like Flamingo Beach Resort will keep your kids occupied, while adults who know that things are going to get crazy should be on the lookout for locales where young children are discouraged from staying.  Club Orient is one such locale, which is a clothing-optional, adults-only resort.  Couples heading to the island for a romantic getaway may find the intimate ambiance of a quaint inn or bed and breakfast to be exactly what they need. 

Interests

It is not uncommon for hotels to offer package deals on specialized activities.  If you know you want to spend your days diving or fishing, you may be able to find a hotel that offers room, board, and a day out on the boat for one base price. 

Length of Stay

A long trip to St. Martin can get pricey, especially if you select a large resort with a high price tag as your choice of lodgings.  It may be smarter to find a rental property, where you can have all the comforts of home, and at a more affordable rate.

Quality

As you search for accommodations in St. Martin, you may find it helpful to review our Star Ratings guide.  These ratings have been compiled without regard to price, favoring quality over money, which means that regardless of your budget, you will be able to find a locale that is perfect for your style.

One and Two Stars

The 1 star properties on St. Martin have minimal furnishings and amenities.  Functionality is favored over beauty.  These hotels tend to be small, and owned and operated by one person, or a family.  Vacationers who plan to drop their bags off and only return to sleep will find these 1 Star hotels to due just fine.  St. Martin's 1 Star Properties include Sunseas Residence and Travel Inn hotel and range in price from $99 to $175(USD).

St. Martin's 2 star hotels will be a bit larger, though functionality will still rule over luxurious furnishings and elaborate design.  These hotels might be privately owned, or are part of a small national chain.  Room service or a restaurant might be available.  St. Martin's 2 Star properties include Hotel Beach Plaza and Grand Case Beach Club, and range in price from $150 to $650(USD).

Three Stars

As you begin to move into the 3 Stars range, you will find properties that have nice amenities and décor.  Comfort is important at these locations, and the staff is friendly.  A bar or restaurant, as well as room service are usually located on the property, though it is not guaranteed. St. Martin's 3 Star properties include Le Flamboyant Hotel and Resort and Club Orient Resort, and range in price from $300 to $800 (USD). 

Four Stars

Rooms at St. Martin's 4 Star properties are comfortable, luxurious, and well-cared for.  These rooms are nicely decorated, and come with a staff ready to go above and beyond.  St. Martin's 4 Star properties include Hotel Marquis Resort & Spa and Hotel Palm Court and range in price from $350 to $1000.

Five Stars

The best of the best is what you get when you stay at a 5 star Property in St. Martin.  These hotels are clean and comfortable, with great attention paid to detail.  You may find extras in rooms at 5 Stars, such as flat screen televisions, jacuzzis, and furnished patios.

Hotels

Belmond La Samanna

You will find a few types of hotels to choose from in the area, including a handful of hotels and several resorts. For those who plan on soaking up some rays next to the pool, there are some local properties to pick from with great swimming facilities. Click on the links to read further info.

A popular vacation spot which has active recreation on-site is Belmond La Samanna. La Samanna Resort and Spa offers a large variety of rooms and suites to accommodate the needs of every guest and family. There are Rooms, Suites and Villas, and a wide variety of sleeping and eating options, as well as views ranging from garden to pool to beachfront. To contact them, call (059) 087-6400.

One destination located on the oceanfront to consider is Esmeralda Resort. Rent one of Esmeralda Resort's 18 luxurious villas, each containing four spacious rooms, a private pool, and a terrace, or opt to rent only one of the rooms in the beach side villas and still retain a private entrance and balcony. The unique design of the Esmeralda Resort allows for the individualized attention of a private resort with the amenities and facilities of a large scale hotel complex. If you want to call ahead of time, do so at 590-87-36-36.

Anyone looking to find an accommodation with excellent swimming facilities and pool-side amenities, one spot to think about is Le Flamboyant Hotel And Resort. Flamboyant Hôtel and Resort is an all-suite facility. Each suite features a king bed in the separate bedroom, a kitchenette, washer and dryer, living room with sleeper sofa, and balcony or patio. You will be able to find them on Route Des Terres Basses.

These are just a few of the options. For a more detailed look at this topic, read this guide, which discusses all hotel options.

Condos and Villa Complexes

You'll be able to find non-standard hotel lodging options available, including a condominium building and some villa complexes.

If you're wanting to find plenty of tasty dining options close to your accommodation, Green Cay Villas is one location to think about. Privacy, luxury, and exclusivity await guests of the Green Cay Villas. With only few villas, each over 4500 square feet, the resort overlooks Orient Bay Beach, and is nestled among tropical flora with a private swimming pool and some of the best views in the Caribbean. If you would like to call before booking a room, do so at (069) 022-0640.

A place along the ocean that travelers often enjoy is Bay View Beach Homes. Everything you need to make you feel at home -- if your home were set on a tropical island with easy access to the beach -- is available in each unit at this luxury villa complex. The property boasts a private getaway within easy reach of shopping, gourmet restaurants, and great local attractions. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (800) 338-4552.

Another notable option will be Bleu Emeraude. The modern and light decoration will give you a comfort feeling during your stay. The property is situated at 240 Boulevard de Grand Case.

Of course, you'll find some other villa complexes. You can read this page concerning these types of accommodations within the area if you'd like some more specifics.

Individual Villas

Some people prefer the seclusion offered by one of the individual villa rentals. To read our full guide to rental properties in St. Martin, click this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Four Seasons Anguilla

Though only nearby booking opportunities have all-in-one pricing, some travelers still like the reassurance of an all-inclusive package. There are multiple reasons why these plans are so popular. Among other factors, they make it easy to know the full cost of your vacation in advance.

For vacationers wanting to stay somewhere with a good bar scene, Anguilla Great House Beach Resort is one destination you may want to consider. Rendezvous Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, is home to this warmly inviting hotel. Surrounding the great house is a cluster of ginger-bread style cottages with views of the sand and sea. You can call them at (264) 497-6061.

A place located on the oceanfront to consider is The Reef. Owned and operated by the beautiful {% link_to 556 using 'CuisinArt Resort' %}, The Reef provides guests with constant and luxurious service. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, do so at (264) 498-2300.

Those needing to get more details about properties offering all inclusive pricing, click here.

Finding the right accommodations on St. Martin is as easy as deciding what you want out of your vacation: a quiet and relaxing getaway; exiting nightlife and party atmosphere. These are all things that are important to consider when choosing a place to stay on vacation, and once you've decided on your lodgings, you can spend the rest of your time enjoying all the wonderful things this unique island has to offerings this unique island has to offer.

 

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