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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.
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Baie Orientale Bp 5141, Orient Bay 97071 St Martin / St Maarten
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Princ. Juliana Airport7 mi
Esperance Airport7 mi
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We just returned back home from our 6th stay at Esmeralda Resort. This was our first return visit since Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Both physically and visually, Esmeralda looks very well considering what it suffered in the way of storm damage. During my walks around
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We had a great 2-week stay at Esmeralda. As others have noted, the facility consists of a series of buildings across the property, each of which has 4 suites in a townhouse-style layout, and each building has its own private swimming pool. The room we were in was large and
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We stayed here for 2 weeks January 2-16. Resort looks fabulous! All of their hard work after Hurricane Irma has paid off. Our room was immaculate, housekeeping does a fabulous job! The landscaping crew has well maintained all of the property. So happy to hear that CoCo beach
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Esmeralda is still a great place to stay on St. Martin. The rooms are clean, the service is good, the location is unbeatable. We have stayed here many times, and were concerned about how well they had recovered following Hurricane Irma in Sep 2017. Overall, they have come back
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Response from Claudie N, Guest Relations Manager at Esmeralda Resort
Responded 1 week ago
thank you very much for your comments. coco-beach : they just start this morning to clean up the place et will rebuilt before october 2019 we hope to welcome you again
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The hotel is clean, the staff lovely and the food excellent. It’s close to the beach and though they took a hit from Irma, the beach is in good shape. It was hard not to notice all of the feral cats. Many were starving, so not unlike other folks who’ve stayed there before, I
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Response from Claudie N, Directeur général at Esmeralda Resort
Responded Jan 9, 2019
Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share your trip experience on TripAdvisor and for your comment. I am very delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us… For cats, I’m sorry for the inconvenience and be sure that we will take care of them. Many thanks for your comment , we hope to welcome you once again for an other stay to the ESMERALDA RESORT ! Sincerely, Claudie NANNINI
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Esmeralda Resort is scheduled to be re-opening on November 1, 2018. Astrolabe restaurant is also expected to be open on that same date. Coco Beach bar/restaurant was destroyed. The last update I got from friends in Orient Bay was that the owners want to rebuild, but they were still going through the process of settling insurance claims. That was back in April and I doubt that much would have progressed since then. La Plantation has partially re-opened up while rebuilding is under way still. Beaches are open, but chairs and umbrellas are NOT available currently. A few of the restaurants in Orient Bay Village have re-opened. I am friends with the owner of Le Piment and they re-opened back in April. La Table D' Antoine and Cote Plages are the only other two restaurants that I know are open. I'm told a few of the businesses along the main road in OBV are open, but it's less than 50%. The local market, Petit Casino, is still closed up. According to an island blogger that I follow, none of the beach bars are open and only one is in the process of rebuilding, currently. Since beach side businesses were wiped out, there is little in the way of activities to enjoy and equipment to rent. Go to La Plantation's website as they have a link to click on which gives an update of their facility and some information about the beach, tennis courts and restaurants. You can select ENGLISH and the website will open up a translated window.
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The resort is normally closed during the month of September, so there were no guests to evacuate. There are multiple travel website forums that have been sharing information about Irma damage. I've read that the resort is roughly 75-85% damaged. I have seen a few posted photos and videos which do show damage. The Coco Beach bar and restaurant was leveled to the cement foundation and everything is quite bare and exposed with having the palm trees gone. Their website has not been updated with any information.
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"Building 42 was well located and quiet"
"Depending on what you desire. Do you want to be closer to the ocean or closer to the front of the resort to make it easier to walk to town."
"Rooms in the 400 range are good. All rooms are ground level with"
"All the buildings are nicely positioned."
"All is equal here. Each bungalow (4 rooms) has its own pool and can be quite private."
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PRICE RANGE
$196 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
esmeralda hotel orient bayesmeralda hotel marigotesmeralda resort marigotrenaisance esmeralda resortesmeralda st martinesmeralda resort st martin
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSaint-MartinOrient Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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