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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 March 16, 2007
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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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Manhattan, NY
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6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2007

My boyfriend, another couple & I stayed here a few days after our friends wedding in Anguilla. We didn't realize how big the island is & we had other friends on the Dutch side of the island & as a previous review said, taxi's add up fast. Definitely rent a car - it's cheap and worth it & there's a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2007

220v electricity. Bring a converter. Walls were thin. Very Friendly staff. Loved the location. Pool was nice to use. Lounge Chairs were nice. Clothing optional portion of beach. No alarm clock. If microwave is important to you, be sure to get a room equipped with one. Web site states a microwave, but our room did not. If you go here,... More

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

We just returned from a week at the Esmeralda and could not have been more pleased. The weather was perfect and the resort was beautiful and well-maintained. Two years ago we stayed at the Alamanda, a short distance down Orient beach. We greatly preferred Esmeralda, mainly because it does not have the typical hotel look and feel. The room was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2006

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay at the Esmeralda Resort during the first week of December. To save ink, the previous post (Esmeralda Resort, Laid-Back Caribbean Paradise) is right on the mark. The resort is nice, quiet get-away offering semi-private pools with manicured grounds surrounding the area. The hotel and restaurant (excellent food) staff are very accommodating... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2006

We just got back from a week at the Esmeralda, and amongst the mixed reviews posted here, I thought I should definiltely add my two cents. My husband and I choose the Esmeralda for our honeymoon destination and as young lovers we were definitely some of the youngest partons of this resort, if you're under 50 and loooking to make... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2006

We were planning to stay at Esmeralda for 4 nights but were hugely disappointed as soon as we checked in. The resort needs extensive renovations. Faded green exterior of the villas could use a fresh coat of paint. The furniture, closets, terrace doors, bathrooms, floor tiles ( especially the floor tiles ), everything looked old, rusty, dirty and definitely not... More

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Baltimore MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Esmeralda for 7 days June 25-July 2. Overall it was a very relaxing vacation. The resort needed some updates such as new furniture and as in the other posts the mattress was hard but bearable. We had the pool to ourselves for the most of our stay which was wonderful since the Coco... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2006

Great trip to Esmerelda this spring. Room was clean and tastefully decorated, a short walk to the beach which was great. The beach bar has chairs for guests of he hotel at no charge. We only ate breakfast at the hotel but the food was very good. Especially at the beach. Pool is small but great to have right outside... More

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Portsmouth, RI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2006

This was our first visit to St Martin, and we consulted the Trip Advisor before making our decision to stay at the Esmeralda Resort. We arrived on Saturday, 01 April and left on 09 April, and for the most part we were extremely happy with the trip. The beach is one of the most beautiful we have visited, and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2006

Just returned from a week stay at Esmeralda Resort which we found to be a very different and unique. If you like Marriott's on the Boardwalk with lots of activities and night life, this is not your place. Esmeralda offers a very private setting to relax and unwind with a spectacular beach. This is mostly an adult setting due to... 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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