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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
RonHarrison Tucson, Arizona
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Before I went on thi vacation I read as many Tripadvisor reviews as I could. Some were good and many were not so good. Well now that my wife and I are back I can say that this was by far the best rsort I have ever stayed at EVER!!!. Nothing even comes close. It was perfect in every way.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was the 4th time we have stayed at the Esmeralda. It is on one of the most beautiful beaches in St. Martin. The rooms are not luxurious but clean and comfortable. Pretty much your basic beach hotel rooms. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed the semi-private pool. The hotel beach is wonderful and the service and food... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is an incredibly beautiful spot. If you are lucky enough to get an ocean view room, you will wake up every morning to a little bit of Paradise. The Island can be congested. This resort is well situated to help you avoid the crowds. Each cottage has its own pool, which makes private swimming an option at any time... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed at this resort based on the recommendation of friends who spent their honeymoon here (many years ago). I liked the fact that we had a semi-private pool and quick access to the beach with lots of options when it came to restaurants/beach bars. We weren't disappointed at all! The rooms aren't particularly luxurious but they are clean, spacious,... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was our third visit to Esmeralda so we knew what to expect. Since our previous visit the pool chairs had been upgraded and generally the property was looking tidy and cared for. However the weather did not favour us as it had started to rain just before we arrived on 7 May and we had rain every day: some... More

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Dear James, We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Esmeralda Resort. It is nice to read you noticed some of the improvements at Esmeralda Resort, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and we will hope for only sunny days upon your return. Warm regards, Esmeralda, St. Martin Management Team More

Ontario, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

St. Martin French or Dutch Side of St. Maarten, Compared to other tropical destinations, you simply can't beat this island for anything. It is known as the friendly island and this is for a reason. Sure there is crime from time to time but nothing that compares to places like Belize. My wife and I have been going there for... More

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

The Esmeralda Management Team thanks you for your nice rating and tip on which villa you recommend and enjoyed. Your description of the island and how to be wise while traveling is outstanding advice for any traveller. We look forward to your next visit back to St. Martin and Esmeralda Resort. Sunny regards, Esmeralda Resort Management Team More

Winchester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our second stay and we brought friends who loved our choice.. Deluxe room with large porch and pool . Wonderful breakfast every morning with excellent service and a smile.. L'Astrolabe Lobster night very special. Entertainment all night. Beach service the best with Toni .Of course weather and beach perfect. We also love Orient Village for dinner and French bread, cheese,... More

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maureen, Excellent, we are very pleased to read your review of Esmeralda Resort. We strive to provide our guests with a memorable and friendly vacation. Great to read you enjoyed our famous "Lobster Night"! We look forward to your third visit back to Esmeralda Resort. Warm regards, Esmeralda Management Team More

11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We thought this was the perfect location. Just a quick stroll to the beach. We had one of the few ocean front rooms and it was worth it. It was an easy walk to the restaurant sat the nearby village. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was large and the bed was comfortable. The only reason I did... More

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I had a very relaxing stay. Front office was hit or miss on the attitude you receive. We asked for a room near the beach and the request was granted. There was a pretty foul odor coming from a sewer grate but wasn't noticeable in the room. We had a deluxe room that was both spacious and... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here many times. The beach is spectacular and the food and service are excellent It is so nice to have a private pool for each villa. There is a wonderful restaurant on property that serves chocolate croissants every morning. The room are very clean however they might consider new pillows for the bed. Staff... More

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Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort

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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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