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Esmeralda Resort

Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Merrick, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to Esmeralda for 20 years! We keep going back because it is very tropical and the people at Esmeralda are just amazing! Claudine does such a great job! Leo at the front desk is phenomenal! So very helpful and pleasant! Such a gentleman! Chris is a jack of all trades and also so very helpful and... More 

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New York, New York
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Esmeralda Resort every year for at least 10 years, but we hadn't been back to the St. Martin for the past five years. We were able to return and stayed for two nights, January 30 to February 1, 2016. Since our last stay, the hotel has been beautifully renovated and no longer has that... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to St. Martin for almost 10 years for a winter get-away. We originally tried Jamaica, but found too much of a young party scene on the beach. St. Martin is much more the European style diversity of ages on the beach. You can find a party if you want, but you can also find peace and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to the island and the hotel. Located on the nicest stretch of beach on the French side of the island. Located within a gated community which is quiet and safe to walk in the evenings. The village is a short walk and offers good dining options and a grocery that is open late. 5 minutes walk through... More 

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Thank Karl D
USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

It sounds like you discovered some of the best parts of the island! We are indeed located in a safe, beautiful area of the island with some of the whitest sand you will ever see. That being said, we are also within 30 minutes of just about everything else, including additional dining, shopping, and recreation. We look forward to hosting... More 

New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel in orient bay, the rooms are very spacious and have everything you need to enjoy your stay, we had a great view of the ocean and easy walk to the beach, the coco beach restaurant in orient bay was excellent

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you fell in love with our resort the way we do every day. Coco Beach is a gem of the island, and you certainly can't beat the view accompanying your meal! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Lovely hotel, beautifully situated just steps from one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Resort could use some refurbishment. It has seen better days. Still, our family of 5 enjoyed it immensely and thought it offered good value and great breakfasts. Had a few mishaps- keys got stuck in side door lock and gate to pool kept locking when... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

We were pleased to be able to host your family on your stay on St. Martin! We are on a rotating schedule of refurbishments, and constantly update or replace items that experience the natural wear and tear of the Caribbean climate. Our staff are indeed dedicated to ensuring you enjoy your stay to the fullest potential, so we're happy to... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great resort. The nicest beaches around of the whole island. First class restaurant, food and wine are extraordinary. Service 'tres charmant'. The coco beach club is just great and offers nice food and drinks as well. Very friendly and warm atmosphere. Would come back if possible, but too far from Germany 😂

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Thank Ecki2015
USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found it "tres charmant!" Unfortunately, we can't move the island closer to Germany, but we would if we could! We're glad you atleast got to visit us once. Thank you! More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

On arrival to this resort my excitement was overwhelming inspire of having no luggage at present. The entrance was like driving through a botanical garden surrounded by well maintained landscapes and French styled architect of villas. In the reservations area the atmosphere invites you to a welcoming and fabulous stay. Front desk personnel is warm friendly smiling and willing to... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything our Resort has to offer! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The first time I reviewed Esmeralda, I cautioned travelers to remember this is not a Westin. If you want an all-American resort experience, Esmeralda is not for you. However, if you'd like to be charmed by a slower-paced, spacious, authentic resort, then you should visit here. The highlights? Having Coco Beach as "your" beach, where a beach attendant is ready... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! You are correct, you can stay at a high-rise hotel anywhere in the world, but we think you get the most authentic vacation when staying in villas, especially right on the beach. We hope we have the pleasure of hosting you next time! More 

Elizabeth
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Esmeralda resort on Orient bay and loved it! Coco beach was private and gorgeous. Our room was cleaned and we were given new towels daily. We also had a mini fridge and safe. Each villa with four rooms has a clean, private pool. The continental breakfast was sufficient for me. It had coffee, french... More 

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USAsalesoffice, Guest Relations Liaison at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We were happy to host you on your special occasion. It is indeed an experience driving around the island, you certainly get to visit all aspects of the island. More 

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