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Esmeralda Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

room consisted of double bed , 1 small table , 2 wooden chairs and an addition wooden slat back chair.... when we requested additional furniture , a comfortable chair or 2 for reading , we were rudely told that this was all the furniture any of the rooms had... finally sent over to small wooden dining chairs where you could... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try the Restaurant L'Astrolabe based on what we read in the tourist magazines that it is a gastronomic restaurant. It was a far cry from that. I had the Surf and Turf which was a filet mignon and one half of a lobster tail. The piece filet mignon was small and overcooked. The vegetable consisted of 2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chris gave a great orientation to the room and resort. Had a deluxe room (457). Very roomy and kept very clean by the maid/housekeeping staff. Next door to reception, but very quiet day and night. Best bed ever found anywhere, super comfortable. Breakfast at Astrolabe across the drive was spot on. Short stroll down to the beach for our chairs... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the front desk, Yolanda was very helpful - she recommended the lolo (Sky's the Limit) we ate at in Grand Case. Leo was as helpful as he could be - giving us a 2 for 1 on the internet access. The car rental from the lobby worked out to be the most reasonable we could find, despite previous reviews.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to St.Marteen (the French Side, where Esmeralda is located) and St. Martin (the Dutch side & where the airport is located). We were excited to visit, spend time on the beach, relax and drink! And we got all of that at this resort. Here are a few of the Pros & Cons from this point of view. Pros:... More

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Union, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband and I just returned from from a stay at the Esmeralda resort (3/1-3/9) on Orient Beach in SXM... this hotel was - interesting. This was our first time to the island other than a 1-day stop a few years ago while on a cruise. This isn't your standard hotel.. it's a set of separate buildings that each have... More

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We just returned home from a week at Esmeralda Resort. Having done two previous stays there, we looked forward very much for this most recent stay and we were not disappointed. We did encounter two minor and repetitive glitches involving the quantity of bathroom linens we had in our room and exchanging used beach towels for new ones, but nothing... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was exactly the type of resort we were looking for! Quiet, relaxing, secluded and very European with just enough American amenities to keep us comfortable. This is the first island resort I have ever been to with beds that did not hurt my back! ( and I have been to over 10 islands) We also loved the selection of... More

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our first trip to St. Martin (French side of Island). Probably best beach on entire island, but main restaurant was very pricey. Beach area was well taken care of and staff very helpful. Well away from the hubbub which was nice. Our primary purpose was to snorkel and we had to walk to other end of beach to do that,... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was our first trip to St. Maarten-St. Martin, but we'd been told by friends this was a wonderful resort. They invited us along for a week's stay, so we went based on their recommendation. While this wasn't exactly our cup of tea as vacations go, it might be just the ticket for people who love to lay on the... More

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Additional Information about Esmeralda Resort

Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ESMERALDA RESORT, situated on the magnificent white sands of Orient Bay in French St. Martin offers just 65 rooms and suites spread among elegant tropical gardens in 17 villas. Esmeralda is the only four star hotel in St Martin on Orient Beach.Esmeralda's Coco Beach Bar offers beachfront lunch & cocktails. L'Astrolabe, the resort's fine dining restaurant offers French Creole and Continental cuisine. Guests receive dining privileges at 12 + restaurants in Orient Bay. Only minutes to more fine dining,shopping and entertainment. Rooms include a kitchenette, king bed, sitting area and patio. What makes this property so special is it's unique plantation style layout with only four rooms or suites per villa. For privacy, each villa has its own swimming pool and each accommodation has its own private entrance and terrace... Guests may reserve anything from a single superior or deluxe room or a generous sized suite or an entire 3 - 5 bedroom villa. Due to the way this resort in St Martin is situated on the property that is perpendicular to the beach there is limited availability in the two ocean front villas that include the Presidential Suites and deluxe oceanfront rooms. All superior and deluxe rooms include kitchenettes. Suites offer full kitchens and large living rooms. Guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a cordial, pampering yet unobtrusive on-site multi-lingual staff prepared to assist with any special needs. Esmeralda offers free use of beach chairs & umbrellas. Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchenette (suites have fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher), large tile bath with hair dryer plus a 110 outlet for shavers only, color satellite TV, room safe, air conditioning with ceiling fan, daily maid service. All bedrooms have Color TV by satellite (8 channels and video system), telephone, private safe, A/C, ceiling fan, private, furnished terrace, kitchenette with micro wave, electric coffee pot, refrigerator and dishes. SUPERIOR, DELUXE AND OCEANFRONT ROOMS: King or two double beds, kitchenette. Maximum occupancy: 2 people. Superior rooms have garden view and are generally located further from the beach. Deluxe rooms are a bit larger located nearer the pool. Oceanfront rooms are located nearest the beach. SUPERIOR SUITES: Spacious living room and bedroom area with king size four poster bed and full size pull-out sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children. PRESIDENTIAL SUITES: Large dining and living room area with full size sofa bed, separate master bedroom with king size colonial bed, TV in living room and master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, radio/cassette/CD player and fully equipped kitchen. Suite is oceanfront. Maximum occupancy: 4 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort

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