Accommodations in St. Martin

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 has accommodation options that will appeal to just about any kind of traveler. Find glitzy resorts, low-cost accommodations, and plenty more in between. Guests looking to enjoy an active late-night scene will find precisely that at a handful hotels around St. Martin. Read more info about each place by clicking on them.

If you are looking to take a peaceful vacation away from the kids, consider staying at an adults-only destination like le Beach Hotel, which has a minimum age of 16. This waterfront hotel is the perfect place to escape for a vacation of luxury and privacy. You can contact them at 590 590 87 87 00.

One place located on the waterfront that merits your 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. To reach them, call 590-87-36-36.

Travelers who are in search of good on-location dining options might want to look into Captain Oliver's Resort. Situated on the French/Dutch border of St. Martin, Captain Oliver's waterfront resort is a picturesque retreat for travelers seeking an intimate stay. The resort's unique location provides guests with the best of both cultural influences, offering a true fusion of Dutch and French heritage. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so at 590-590-87-4026.

These examples are just some of the options that are available. Navigate to this article about more available hotels if you want to get better details.

Condos and Villa Complexes

There are non-hotel accommodations available, including a few condos and a large variety of villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can usually expect to enjoy easy access to the beach, as a lot of the villas and other accommodations are located on the coast.

If you're looking to find plenty of convenient dining possibilities within reach of your accommodation, Green Cay Village Villa Hotel is one spot you won't want to overlook. 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 have questions, try calling them at 590-873-863.

One place positioned on the oceanfront that travelers often enjoy is Caribbean Princess Condos. Located on one of the most popular stretches of sand in St. Martin, Orient Beach, is the boutique-style property known as Caribbean Princess Condos. Guests enjoy the independence of renting a condo, but in a hotel setting that features a private pool and fully-furnished rooms. Customers can contact them at 590-590-52-9494.

Flamboyant Beach Villas: 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. Visitors will be able to find them

Fortunately, you can find other villa complexes. Go to this extended discussion which is all about these types of accommodations within the area if you'd like to find out some more facts.

Individual Villas

Certain people prefer the independence offered by one of the many rental homes. For more information about the individual villa rentals in St. Martin, go to this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Some visitors prefer the comfort of an all-inclusive package. There are several reasons why these packages are so popular. As an example, they can greatly simplify the planning process.

If you would prefer staying at a high-end property, Hotel Riu Palace is probably a good place to start looking. With a beachfront location, several dining options, an onsite spa, and a long list of additional amenities, Hotel Riu Palace is an ideal vacation lodging option. If you're looking to call before you go, do so at (059) 087-6700.

A property positioned on the ocean you should consider 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. If you would like to call before booking a room, do so at 590-5-90875454.

If you want to read more details about properties offering all inclusive pricing, navigate to 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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