Belmond La Samanna
Baie Longue, Les Terres Basses,
Saint Martin (French part)
Resort Style & Type: Tropical Beach Resort
This Resort is Rated: 5-Stars
This Resort is Beachfront: Yes
This Resort is Best For: Families, Groups, Single adults & Couples
This Resort is All-Inclusive: No
Minimum Age at This Resort: N/A
Green-Certified Hotel: Yes
Spa & Wellness Program: Yes
Clothing-optional Resort: No European Sunbathing Only
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.
- Baie Longue Beach
- Mediterranean-style resort located on the crescent-shaped Baie Longue Beach in French St. Martin.
- Renovated rooms
- Cloaked in lush foliage and colorful flowers, 81 newly renovated rooms include marble floors, dark wood furniture and luxurious bedding.
- French dining
- The hotel’s restaurant serves contemporary and classic French dishes with a Creole twist. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet.
Make yourself at home in one of the 83 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
The resort’s health-and-beauty spa features treatment rooms with private outdoor showers in a garden setting. Rooms can be closed for air-conditioning or left open to breezes. Treatments include French Body Polish, “sunburn rescue,” and facials.A lobby computer with a high-speed connection provides Internet access, and wireless access is also available in the lobby (surcharges for both).Self parking:Complimentary.Subject to change without prior notification.Ground transportation:Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
Grab a bite at Interlude, one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available daily from 730 AM to 1030 AM for a fee.
A complimentary French/American buffet breakfast is provided each morning in La Samanna Restaurant. Tuesday afternoons feature a complimentary cocktail party with drinks and appetizers beside the pool.
La Samanna Restaurant
Open-air restaurant with panoramic Caribbean Sea/sunset view. Buffet, à la carte, and Continental breakfasts. À la carte lunch and dinner. Lunch choices such as lobster salad, whole fish of the day, herb omelet, hamburgers, French sandwiches. Dinner choices such as sushi, lobster tartar with carrot emulsion, smoked-scallop salad with Japanese beans and pineapple coulis, five-spice duck breast with sour-orange reduction and scallion pancake, beef tenderloin with Thai red curry and green-tea noodles, mahi mahi with saffron and fruit salsa. 10,000-bottle wine cellar. Dinner dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.
The Poolside Grill
Covered and open-air terrace seating with Caribbean Sea view. Open late morning to late afternoon. Lunch choices such as salad niçoise, fried calamari, baguette sandwiches, hamburgers, mango tart, chocolate pizza.
Seating on wood deck above beach. Open late morning to late afternoon for salads, baguette sandwiches, tropical drinks. Lobster barbecue for lunch on beach with 24-hour advance reservation. Lobster barbecue every Monday night.
La Samanna Bar
Open-air spot in main building. Moroccan decor featuring draped-fabric ceiling, built-in cushioned banquettes, mosaic-tile bar. Open mid-morning to late night for cocktails, cognacs, tropical drinks.
A 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) white, sandy beach fringing Long Bay (Baie Longue) offers beachcombing opportunities. (Part of the beach erodes in summer but fills in during autumn.) Beach umbrellas and lounge chairs are provided. A 25-meter (27.5-yard) pool featuring a gentle 3-tier waterfall overlooks the Caribbean Sea from a hillside. The pool’s sundeck includes potted plants and cushioned lounge chairs.
Personal watercraft, kayaks, windsurfers, Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling gear, and use of a lighted artificial grass tennis courts are complimentary. Day trips for swimming and snorkeling to nearby islands and water skiing are available for surcharges. The resort’s powerboat can be hired for sunset cruises and excursions.
Buildings on a hilltop above the resort’s main building house a fully equipped contemporary Pilates studio (surcharges) and a complimentary air-conditioned fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines as well as free weights. Twice weekly, the Pilates studio offers complimentary yoga classes.
Baie Longue, Les Terres Basses, French Saint Martin
When you stay at Belmond La Samanna in Les Terres Basses, you’ll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of American University of the Caribbean and Maho Beach. This 5-star hotel is 10.9 mi (17.6 km) from Orient Bay Beach and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Happy Bay. Located at the base of the island’s signature 455-m (1,492-ft) Paradise Peak (Pic Paradis), a nature preserve () from the resort called Loterie Farm offers guided and unguided forest hikes and features an obstacle course through the treetops.
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