St. Martin Accommodations

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

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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. 


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.


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.


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St. Martin offers accommodation possibilities that will suit almost any type of visitor. Choose from low-cost accommodations, glitzy resorts, and plenty more in between. Guests looking to enjoy an active bar scene will encounter exactly that at several hotels around St. Martin. Read further info about each one by clicking the links.

For travelers looking to take a peaceful vacation away from the kids, think about booking an adults-only location like le Beach Hotel, where guests must be at least 16 years old. All the rooms and suites are spacious and fully equipped with modern amenities. They all have amazing views of Marigot Bay and the mountains and are perfect for weddings, honeymoons, as well as business groups. If you're looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at 590 590 87 87 00.

One destination positioned on the ocean that merits consideration 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're looking for something specific, call them at 590-87-36-36.

Guests in search of convenient on-location dining should look into Captain Oliver's Resort. The accommodations featured at Captain Oliver's Resort strive to incorporate elements of nature with modern conveniences. Bungalows are nestled along the hillside and offer oceanfront views, rich foliage and rocky outcroppings. If you are looking to call ahead of time, do so at 590-590-87-4026.

These are merely a few of your choices. Anyone needing to find more details about hotels within the area here.

Condos and Villa Complexes

You'll be able to find non-hotel booking options in the area, including a few condominiums and several villa complexes. Beach-goers can usually expect to enjoy easy access to the beach, as many lodgings are located right on the water.

If you are trying to find lots of tasty dining options near your accommodation, Green Cay Village Villa Hotel is one location you won't want to overlook. All nine of the villas at Green Cay Villas are three-bedroom luxury villas. All feature fabulous views of the sea and surrounding lands, and are air conditioned, include cable television, free WiFi, separate bathroom with tub and shower, dual vanities, and a hair dryer. Call them at 590-873-863.

One property along the oceanfront that merits consideration is Caribbean Princess Condos. Each of the 10 units feature teak furniture, American-style kitchens, colorful bathrooms, and either a private garden and patio, or a balcony with a view. The condos are between 15500 and 2000 square feet a piece, and offer your choice of two or three bedrooms. For customers who want to call in advance, do so at 590-590-52-9494.

Flamboyant Beach Villas is another place to consider. Imagine living in a fully-equipped unit just steps from the beach in Grand Case. Spend lazy days in the backyard gazing out at Grand Case Bay. They are situated

These examples are just some of what you can find. To see our complete page about more villa complexes within the area, read this article.

Individual Villas

Some people favor the independence offered by one of the privately rented villas. To get more information about the individual villa rentals in St. Martin, visit this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Some people enjoy the added certainty of an all-inclusive price. There are multiple explanations why these plans are popular. Among other reasons, they allow you to completely relax without worrying about your budget.

If you and your family would prefer staying at a exclusive property, Hotel Riu Palace is probably a good spot to start your search. You may choose from a junior suite, superior suite, or gran suite. Each room offers a balcony or terrace with a view of either the garden, courtyard, or marina. If you are looking to call before making reservations, do so at (059) 087-6700.

A destination along the ocean with excellent views of the water is Mercure St Martin and Marina. Situated near some of the best shopping and eating in Marigot, and the most exciting nightlife in Maho, is the Mercure St Martin and Marina. This hotel decked out in modern decor and stands ready to host any type of guest -- from the business traveler, to those looking for rest and relaxation, and even those hosting an event. Customers can contact them at 590-5-90875454.

Anyone needing to learn more about properties offering this option, check out this page.

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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