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La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin

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Baie Longue, Terres Basses 97064 St Martin / St Maarten
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Experience the ultimate St. Martin luxury resort. It’s a place where dazzling white buildings pop against an azure sky, and a platinum stretch of private beach is dotted with cabanas. Constantly ranked among the region’s top ten hotels, Belmond La Samanna is a garden paradise in which to enjoy an alfresco massage, or lie in a hammock, lulled by the waves. Take a day cruise around the island or head into town to enjoy the vibrant scene. There’s always a touch of romance in the air.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 3 more

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Grade: 44 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Patricia E wrote a review 7 Apr
Belle Mead, United States3 contributions2 helpful votes
The resort is first class with its personal service, fantastic accommodations and stunning location on a perfect beach. Definitely one of the best places anywhere for a Caribbean vacation (and we have stayed at a lot of places).Only negative is the food quality which was ok but not as great as the service. I would have given it 5 stars with better food quality.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Patricia E, Many thanks for your kind review and we are delighted that you found our resort to be first class with great service and a beautiful location. Regarding the food being average, I believe that we had a bad run the time you were here as other guests mentioned the same over the same dates. Our culinary team has since been making improvements and I hope this will be noticed in the coming days. Thank you again for your kind words. Warm regards from St. Martin, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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12NP wrote a review 6 Apr
14 contributions11 helpful votes
We just returned from a week long visit to La Samanna & the stay was perfect in every way. Cottage: We had a very pleasant stay in the 3 bedroom Cassia cottage, 2 bedrooms at the ground level with attached spacious baths (one of the bedrooms has ocean views), a cute garden/porch with amazing ocean views & a covered porch with ocean views too. The 2nd floor has a bedroom with a spacious attached bath with L'occitane toiletries, a lovely living area with a huge window overlooking the sea, spacious verandah divided into covered & open areas with stunning views of the sea. The cottage is modern & completely updated with super comfortable beds. We loved sitting out on the porch, staring at the sea sipping our drinks or tea or just watching the birds. (Late afternoon we would order 2 pots of hot tea with chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven! The cottage is just steps away from the beach & one gets amazing view of the sun rise & sun set.) The Cassia cottage has other cottages on both sides but there is complete privacy because of the foliage & spacing. My mom who walks with difficulty had no problems going up a small flight of steps to access the ground floor of the cottage or down a few steps to the beach. There are also golf carts at a moment's notice to take you around the property. Beach: The beach loungers are very well spread so that different families are spaced out. The beach has powdery soft sand, is super long, pristine & is very well maintained. The service at the beach is great too. Initially the sea seems a little rough with small waves rolling on to the edge of the beach but my kids taught me the trick of walking past the waves into water (which is a slight dip) & then its pretty calm & shallow. I'm just a pool swimmer & I had a great time in the waters. Motorized & non motorized sports are great too, it's on first come first in basis. (In some reviews guests have complained about people from outside the resort walking on the beach, but St. Maarten beaches are public & we found the beach to be very uncrowded. Everyone is respectful. Occasionally there may be small boats & catamarans but they do not infringe on the privacy & are pretty far off. Breakfast: Every morning we had breakfast at the Corail with sweeping views of the pool & the sea. Chirping birds, swaying trees, your favorite beverage, a nice selection of fruits, wraps, croissants, pastries, eggs, waffles, smoothie bowls ...... wish I could go back again! There's a buffet where the staff loads the food for you & a breakfast menu from where you can order. The green juice & fresh squeezed grapefruit & orange juices were really good. We used to linger as a family over breakfast as the setting was so pretty. Restaurants: We had dinner at La Cave & the food was just delicious & service super excellent! We were also frequent visitors for lunch at the beachside restaurant & loved the delicious food & the staff. La Samanna definitely has some good chefs! The Staff: The Staff at the resort lead by the general manager Eleanore made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped inside. From a smooth pick up at the airport to check in with our iced drinks prepared by the amazing Bruna, everything was very respectful & easy. Eleanore checked in on the guests at breakfast, always with a lovely smile on her face & was helpful every step of the way. So did Matthias, with his cheerful smile & warm welcome & knowledge. Apolline, Neomi, Rosanna at guest services always took the extra step to help the guests. We just loved talking to the Italian team of Anchise, & Walter, Luca & Matteo at La Cave (our whole family has developed a special affection for Italians after our Italy trip in 2015!) All of them went out of their way to make our moments memorable. Will always have very fond memories of Richard at the beach, this gentleman would help us with everything beach related including food orders. At one time, my son had left his drink for a while because he was swimming in the sea, & Richard just refreshed his drink for him. Enzo at the beach was fabulous too. Kindness like this from the staff makes a resort great. Super efficient Elizabeth helped us with breakfast orders everyday & she brightened our mornings with her welcoming smile. So did Alexandra & Madeiline. Would also like to mention here - Alexandre, who drove us in golf carts & was very informative. Everyone helped my mom navigate the cart & their caring nature was evident at each instance. Ekaterina (super kind), Thibaud & Paul Victor at the beach restaurant through conversations & their helpful nature, Matilda & Joy at in-room-dining, all contributed to making our stay very special. Sometimes when my mom did not accompany us to the beach, the house keeping staff frequently inquired about her well being, they kept the cottage spotless. Our son took tennis lessons from Coach Stephano for a week & if you have time to spare, do not miss this. The grass tennis courts have lovely views, are surrounded by trees & there is always a soothing breeze. In case you feel like eating outside the resort, the front desk & the staff have great suggestions. So many of the other staff members were kind & helpful to us but Unfortunately I do not remember all the names. We have been travelling extensively for two decades now, previously stayed at Jumby Bay, Rosewood Myakoba, Four Seasons Costa Rica, Round Hill in Jamaica, Sugar Beach, St Regis (Puerto Rico), Cap Juluca, Mandarin Oriental (Cancun) etc. & around the world in Four Seasons Paris, Gritti Palace, Hassler, Sacher & so on, & La Samanna did not disappoint us for even one moment. After a long COVID year, we thoroughly enjoyed this gorgeous resort. Note: Staff & guests are very particular in wearing masks in public spaces (other than the beach of course) which I feel makes this resort additionally safe. Also maybe in the future this resort will start some kind of afternoon tea which many of the other resorts offer:)
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear NP, Wow!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and glowing review. We could not be more delighted that you enjoyed your stay from start to finish and all aspects of your La Samanna experience. We are also very appreciative of your naming the employees who made your stay most enjoyable! The team and I very much hope to welcome you back for another family visit. Thank you once again and warm regards from St. Martin, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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realtravelexperts wrote a review 1 Apr
New York City, New York41 contributions47 helpful votes
Situated at a beautiful beach with space and space and space. Long walks on a beautiful beach, good tennis courts and a very good restaurant (not always open though). We enjoyed our 2 bed room villa with direct beach access (other rooms might be rather small) and had a wonderful and relaxing time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear realtravelexperts, Thank you very much for your kind review and for staying with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed the beach, playing tennis and enjoyed L'Oursin restaurant while having a relaxing time. Many thanks again and kind regards from St. Martin, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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michelleandre2016 wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York10 contributions9 helpful votes
So we landed on Sunday. Today is Wednesday, we are half way through. Decided to post, since there are SO MANY MANY wonderful things to post about. I'll do a final post when I get home. When we arrived Sunday afternoon, we were greeted by Rosanna. She is exactly what we needed after a four hour flight, with masks on. Rosanna welcomed us, explained the safety protocols, and rode with us to our accommodations. She spent time with us explaining EVERYTHING La Samanna had to offer, and going over our beautiful accommodations. Next we went to the beach, and we met Richard. Richard made some great lunch recommendations, and set us up to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon on the beach. As far as the decision to stay at La Samanna, we owe that to Apolline Gaignard. We have been coming to SXM since 1994, and she convinced us to give La Samanna a try, especially during these covid times. She was right on the mark. The place is clean, covid safety protocols are seamless, and as a result we can relax and enjoy the amazing beach here. Can't THANK YOU enough, Apolline. And finally, we met Eleonore Astier-Petin, General Manager today. She arranged the PERFECT room choice, and reservation. It is like she read our minds, when she put together the reservation. Its EXACTLY what we wanted. Thank you Eleonore. So there you have it. I'll post my final thoughts when this spectacular vacation is over.
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Dear michelleandre2016, Wow! Thank you for writing mid-stay!!! We are very grateful for your mention of Rosanna, Richard and Apolline, all wonderful people and I am so glad they have been of assistance to you. I look forward to seeing you again during this stay and to welcoming you back in the future! Our kindest regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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pupai2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
Richmond, Virginia1 contribution
The views, cleanliness, accommodations, rooms, grounds, pools and food were second-to-none. However, as great as all that was, the best part were the people! Everyone was so personable and accommodating from the dining staff to housekeeping, from the ground's crew to the beach crew, from the concierge to management. Even during a pandemic when all were wearing masks, you could still "see" the smiles on their faces. We loved the resort so much that, not only was this our second time there, but we also extended our stay a few days last minute!
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Dear pupai2021, Thank you, thank you! We could not be more appreciative of your kind words and review of your recent return stay experience. Smiling through masks is certainly a challenge and I am so happy you could see the smiles shine through! We look forward to welcoming you back at your earliest convenience :) Thank you again and warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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PRICE RANGE
USD 687 - USD 1,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la samanna by orient-express hotel st. maarten/st. martin, la samanna hotel, la samanna resort st martin
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSaint-MartinTerres Basses
NUMBER OF ROOMS
83
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin
Which popular attractions are close to La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Nearby attractions include Cupecoy Bay Beach (0.8 km) and Dany's Beach Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rendezvous Lounge, Mario Bistrot at The Cliff, and Mama.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch.