We have been to Orient Bay probably 5 times. This time we stayed at La Esmeralda Resort, and loved it. This will be our new 'go to' place. We will definitely return here. We stayed in #48-3, a Deluxe room, which is a large single room with a microwave, sink and refrig.. The location was perfect.
As you'll read other reviews about the semi private pool we initially weren't impressed, thinking we'd never use it. We loved it and used it 2-3 times a day. The proximity of the room to the beach was about one city block. We would come from the beach (at lunch time) and use to pool to cool off and rinse off the salt. The alcohol/food on the beach was pricey so we bought french bread, cheese, chorizo and wine, and had lunch at the room; then back to the beach.
Obviously the beach and sand were perfect and the weather great.
We met many people who have been coming to La Esmeralda for 8+ years, that speaks for itself.
ALL of the people who work there are warm and friendly and very helpful. Leo, the concierge, was very accomodating
As of note they said August they're closed, September for families with small children, October, last month before prices go up.
The restaurant attached, Astrolabe, is phenomenal. Excellent food and great waitstaff.
Of important note: The walls between rooms and suite are VERY thin. Absolutely bring EAR PLUGS if you are a light sleeper. I had read someones review previously about this and was very happy I followed the advice. We had a toddler in the suite next to us...or I should say a 0630 alarm clock......everyday.
Other than the walls...La Esmeralda is a perfect place!
- 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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