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44 Main Street Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97071 St Martin / St Maarten
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#3 of 7 in Orient Bay
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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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid wifi
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Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
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Flatscreen TV
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Private balcony
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
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English, French, German


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67Somewhat walkable
Grade: 67 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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ARTESTUM wrote a review Apr 2022
Berlin, Germany181 contributions81 helpful votes
The location is in a nice gated area. The property has lots of space and green areas and the rooms are nicely distributed across the property in -what I saw- villas of 3-4 guest rooms. Every villa has a small pool, however the pool is not so convenient, as it has no umbrellas and the pool area is not so welcoming to stay and relax. The room (ours was a deluxe room), is super clean and had all amenities and electro domestics needed: iron, microwave, coffee machine, fridge.. etc. Really, the room is GREAT! The breakfast mmh.. is not nice. Accommodation includes continental breakfast, that we knew, however they serve a couple of slides of fruits and croissants and they remark every day that if you need something extra you need to pay for it. For the price of the accommodation, they should include some more breakfast, or better, no breakfast at all, as it is annoying to see such as small breakfast served and the willingness to sell something in addition. We saw the same discomfort from other guests. The resort has no beach. It has agreements with the some beach bars to give sunbeds for free, however the nicest that is right next to the hotel, you need to pay 15eur per person per day to get a sunbed. Esmeralda should include this in the price per night and offer it to the guests. Otherwise you need to walk and find other beach clubs where they will offer you a "second line" sunbed for free. The Orient Beach is SUPER windy, it is wide and large and beautiful, however is soo windy that sometimes is not easy to stay for long at the beach. Summary: Super nice accommodation, not convenient breakfast and beach.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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CanadianBeachFan wrote a review Apr 2022
King City, Canada129 contributions41 helpful votes
This is a return visit for us approximately 10 times. The units are not new or lavish but the showers are always hot with lots of pressure. The huge bed had soft comfortable linens and the air conditioning worked. The continental breakfast was simple with fruit and pastries but additional menu available at a price. Esmeralda is approximately a 10 minute walk to the restaurant village where you have the option of at least a dozen restaurants. A dinner out would be comparable to Toronto price. They deal in US and euros. Beach at the end of property has changed hands and no longer appeals to us older folk, but we are able to go next door on beach and enjoy their lounges with beach service. It will be nice when St.Martin airport is finally completed because leaving was a nightmare. 3 hours of 5 different lineups. If Covid stays under control we will definitely return next year and of course Esmeralda would be our choice.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Rental car not really needed. Walking distance to everything. If airport not completed be...
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Donna W wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The beach is beautiful and enjoyed the restaurant on site. The room was clean but definitely not 4 star accommodations. We could hear conversations and more from the adjoining unit. We were definitely disappointed and would not return and would not recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Mark wrote a review Mar 2022
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A great location. The villas were clean, quiet and perfect for relaxing for a beach vacation. Every one of the staff, EVERYONE, was friendly and very helpful. A nice restaurant on the compound and a group of good restaurants a short walk down the road or beach. When I return to Saint Martin, I will stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I believe that all the villas offer equal quality with the exception of size and bed requirement.
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Jim K wrote a review Feb 2022
Baltimore, Maryland8 contributions3 helpful votes
We have been to St Martin 10 times and this was our second stay at Esmeralda. The first being in 2017, so we were interested to see how the resort had recovered from the hurricane. They have done a very nice job in restoring the property but they are not quite done. Still a few bungalows to go. Making the reservation through their website was quick and easy. As part of the reservation, we requested the same room that we had last time and they were able to accommodate. Check in was quick and easy. Don't know if the building was damaged in the storm but it looked exactly as it did 5 years ago - clean, bright and well appointed. The continental breakfast was OK. Coffee, juice, fruit and breads. We love the location and feel of the hotel and beach. There is nothing between the hotel and the beach and the walk is about 100 yards from the middle of the resort to the beach on paved walkways. Beautiful. The beach is much quieter that some of the places on down the beach. It has a much more European feel to it. I would estimate that the clientele is 50% Canadian, 30% European and 20% American. Mostly French being spoken on the beach. 2 chairs and an umbrella are $30/day. The food and drinks are great. If you are looking for tasteful and relaxing resort, Esmeralda fits the bill.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Laurel NH wrote a review Feb 2022
Nottingham, New Hampshire4 contributions2 helpful votes
This location is perfect, especially if you are traveling with adults rather than small children. The area food is upscale, the waves are huge and the crowd is older so young kids may not enjoy it as much. The hotel is totally adequate, especially if you are here to enjoy the view rather than your room.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled
Jackie G wrote a review Feb 2022
Merrick, New York46 contributions85 helpful votes
We had 2 excellent weeks in January 2022 at Esmeralda Resort. The staff is fabulous… Bene’, Theodora,Gaiten Rogers and Claudie! All so friendly and helpful!! The room was great, immaculate and beautiful. Housekeeping did a terrific job every day! The grounds are magnificent and well manicured. Breakfast was delicious every morning at the Resort’s restaurant L’Astrolabe. We love Esmeralda and can’t wait to return!👏💖
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
juma196 wrote a review Jan 2022
Thornton, Colorado57 contributions20 helpful votes
Great location on the French side of the island. Nice breakfast included. Short walk to and from the beach. In the evening, dine at the restaurant located across the street from reception or take a short stroll to restaurant row. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Virginia Reynolds wrote a review Jan 2022
Patterson, New York, United States47 contributions36 helpful votes
We had a wonderful week at Esmeralda. From the moment we drove up to the beautifully landscaped property, we knew we'd found a little slice of heaven. The staff is charming, and couldn't have been more helpful. We even received a nice thank-you gift on our departure. Our unit was spotlessly clean, comfortable, and overlooked our own pool. We could walk to the beach and restaurants. L'Astrolabe is fabulous, and I'll review that elsewhere. For me, one of the highlights was the adorable, friendly kittens who dropped by hoping for a snack (they got one). Everything was super laid-back and designed for relaxation. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: All rooms have nice views. We didn't have a sea view, but we didn't mind.
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LBR85 wrote a review Jun 2020
Toronto, Canada164 contributions110 helpful votes
Well, let's start with the positives. Great location next to Orient beach and assorted restaurants in the Orient Bay complex, nice expansive property, on site restaurant makes great lobster special dinner. Moving on to not so good, accommodations are in cottages each composed of 3-4 units most if not all have connecting doors. Fine if you are with a family otherwise you may exposed to listening to full blast sports network program through the door in early hours of the morning. Our room was rather dated with what looked like 80's vintage furniture. Arrived at the reception around 2.00 pm travelling from a neighbouring island, upon which an officious (if not arrogant) young man took a highlighter to our paper reservation underlining a sentence stating check in is 3:00 pm without even bothering to check if any units were free. Thankfully a female colleague rectified that. Have been coming to St. Martin for years but not sure if this is a return to property.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hôtel Esmeralda Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Nearby attractions include Orient Bay Beach (0.3 miles) and Artist Studio Francis Eck (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Astrolabe, Le P'tit Bistro, and Le Piment.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hôtel Esmeralda Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Hôtel Esmeralda Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (5.7 miles), The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (5.2 miles), and Wallblake House (8.5 miles).