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La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin

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Baie Longue, Terres Basses 97064 St Martin / St Maarten
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.3
Value
3.9
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Perched beside one of the most spectacular private beaches in the French West Indies, La Samanna is as dazzling as the crystal clear waters that lap the sand. Sink into a chic suite, designed to reflect the hypnotic shapes and colours of sea life. Then dress to impress and sample the world-class restaurants, before diving into the island's vibrant social scene.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 3 more

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49Car recommended
Grade: 49 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Blair wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions36 helpful votes
The location is just perfect with its own private beach and the staff are simpky exceptional. From arrival to checking in, the staff made sure the process went smoothly. Exploring the island is much easier with suggestions and assistance from the guest services. I definitely recommend staying in La Samanna!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ashley T wrote a review Jul 2022
29 contributions2 helpful votes
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Just got home from the most amazing holiday. La Samanna exceeded all our expectations. Villa was beautiful, beach and pools pristine and the staff bent over backwards to meet every need. Special shout out to Romain in the main bar, Amy in breakfast cafe, and Matthias were a few of our favorites! Everyone at the resort was delightful.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear Athompson2209 Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay and it was a pleasure to host you! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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Z5900AFbill wrote a review Jul 2022
Stratford, Connecticut1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I have stayed at La Samanna in the past, but prior to it becoming a Belmond property. We stayed 5 nights. The manager, Ms. Eleonore Astier-Petin could not have been more inviting or gracious. Her attitude is shared by the entire staff, who knew us by name the first night. Food at the restaurants was excellent, including the one night we ordered room service. A truly 5-star resort on St. Martin.
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear Z5900AFbill, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay and it was a pleasure to meet you! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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jessicaM4173VT wrote a review Jul 2022
St. Barthelemy1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had an amazing stay at La Samana. The hotel is spacious and well located in Baie Longue. The beach is large and beautiful. The service is incredible and staff so kind. Food is excellent. The place is quiet, perfect for relaxing time in family.
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear jessicaM4173VT, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay and it was a pleasure to host you. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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86sallyo wrote a review Jul 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My sister surprised me with the most amazing bday present by taking me to the Samanna. From the day we arrived to the day we left the staff was so welcoming and pleasant. Never have i felt so welcomed at a property. Normally I don’t like leaving reviews but this one deserved it. Not only the hotel has one of the views and location in SXM in my opinion but the cleanliness of the property makes all the difference. The food was yummy wished they had more restaurants onsite, just so I wouldn’t leave the property. The breakfast was superb, I had the pleasure to be served by an amazing women with an infectious smile. I think her name was Candy or Candice but wow what a service she was very welcoming and very friendly every morning I would look for her section because she had such good vibe. The bartender was so accommodating he was tasked to make my son non alcoholic drinks and he always met the task ! Our room Attendant was superb sweet and friendly upon our departure she left us a little token of appreciation. Eddie at the bar was so funny and accommodating even when he was busy he remembered to always check in. This hotel is not to be counted out. I had such a wonderful experience I want to come back again next year. I fell in love with every SXM and this hotel and its staff is part of the reason.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear 86sallyo, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay and it was a pleasure to host you for this special trip! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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Sandra Joseph wrote a review Jul 2022
18 contributions1 helpful vote
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The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The service provided by the staff in all aspects was outstanding front desk from Marc and the others, the bartender, the restaurants and housekeeping. It was all around great customer service. Speaking of customer service; we had the pleasure of having Candice as our server a few times during breakfast. She always had a friendly smile and even remembered our names and our preferences from previous days. :-) She was helpful when we had questions about going into town or doing a certain activity. Locharna was also our server one day and she did not disappoint as well. Definitely ask for Candice if you get a chance to stay at this beautiful property. She's very knowledgeable, sweet and welcoming. There is an abundant selection from the breakfast buffet options and the menu selections. The avocado toast which Candice recommended became my favorite. The bacon, fresh croissants, juice and the pastries were also delicious. My mouth is watering as I think back on the food. Make some time to catch the sunset from the infinity pool. Eddy was our server and one day his shift was ending, but he still took our order and made sure our next server knew what we needed. Everyone was friendly, the grounds and property were always cleaned. The hotel is not too far from town. It's in a great location it's not too isolated yet it's secluded. We felt safe and they have security at the gate. We loved everything about La Samanna and looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear ifunaya, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community and for choosing La Samanna for your birthday celebration! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our team to be exceptional. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna! Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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Jill E wrote a review Jul 2022
Birmingham, Alabama35 contributions10 helpful votes
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THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING RESORT!!!!! From the moment we stepped foot on the resort we were treated to 5 STAR SERVICE! We were traveling with friends and both couples were upgraded to spectacular - next door suites - right next to the infinity pool and a beach access. We were greeted in our suite with a chilled bottle of ros'e, flowers, and fresh fruit. The suite was very large with a kitchenette, living room, bedroom and large bathroom with a walk-in shower. The refrigerator has complimentary sodas and water. There is turn down service each night with water bottles and chocolates on the bedside table. We prepaid for the breakfast buffet which I highly recommend! There are so many choices and everything is DELICIOUS!! The service at breakfast is friendly and quick! Coffee is served soon after you request it and fresh juices and waters are available self-serve. Lots of fresh fruit, local pastries, and other traditional breakfast items. The service at the pools and at the beach are exceptional! The staff is friendly and helpful and ready to do whatever is necessary to make your request happen! One of our favorites was the bartender Romain. He was AWESOME!!! Not only was he always happy to see us but any time we had a special request he was always willing to make it happen! He's French and we are American and we had no problems communicating with him. He was one of the highlights of our stay! Mattias was always there to get us whatever we needed when we were sitting on the beach! He was always so helpful and anytime we waved our flag - he was there to take care of us! He also had a partner whose name I can't remember that was just as helpful and available!! Pools and beach are both great! Make sure to spend time at both! We spent equal time at the infinity pool and the beach. We, also, walked down to where the motorized (which cost money) and the non-motorized water activities were located. We used noodles for floating (the best way to enjoy the crystal clear waters!!!) and paddle boards (water was calm enough). There are several charter sail boat companies who use the area for swimming for their charters since the waters are so clear and calm. We also had a few VERY large yachts dock right off the shore for several days. We assumed they came ashore to enjoy the La Samanna resort! The spa is another area that is Ah-mazing!! I booked a one hour deep tissue massage and arrived rather hot and breathless after walking in the heat from our room. I was escorted to an outdoor area that was cool and refreshing and was given a cool/cold washcloth to help cool me down. It was all so peaceful! Marlisha gave me an EXCEPTIONAL deep tissue massage! If you have the time - book with her! She is wonderful! I left there feeling relaxed and ready to relax more at the beach! :) We had both lunch and dinner at the resort. The first lunch we had was at the "beach bar". Service was great and food was as well! Tacos!! Yum!! Two nights we ate dinner at the bar. Food was good but limited menu. We decided to spend more time, those two nights, at the beach/pool and not going out on the town so that is the reason we ended up eating there. No complaints. Service was good, food was good, Romain was our bartender and we were happy!! Love Romain!! The last night we had dinner in the main restaurant and we had mixed reviews on our dinner food with the four of us. The best part was the view, the company, the cocktails and knowing it was our last night there. We ended up in the outdoor bar area with Romain mixing our cocktails and it was a wonderful way to end our trip! From beginning to end our trip was FIRST CLASS amazing!! I can't recommend La Samanna any more than I already do! Don't miss this resort! If you are looking for 5 star service and a 5 star resort on St. Martin - this is IT!!
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear Jill E, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community and for choosing La Samanna . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our team to be exceptional. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna! Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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Simplicity S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our stay was amazing, from the day we arrived to the day we left it was simply magical. The servers to the front desk personnel’s were so friendly. The breakfast In the morning was super yummy and fresh.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear simplicitys2022, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay and it was a pleasure to host you! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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mary10007 wrote a review Jul 2022
NYC33 contributions50 helpful votes
We loved staying at La Samanna. The resort is gorgeous and looks to be newly renovated. There are several pools and a beautiful beach with service (water, drinks, food, etc.). It's very expensive and we've been to numerous high end resorts throughout the Caribbean. Breakfast is a generous buffet which is $33.00 per person and I think should be included in the room cost as there is No Other Option for breakfast. That would be my one and only criticism. You don't need that much food at breakfast and it would have been nice to have other less expensive options. When I inquired about including breakfast with the room rate I was told it would be at the same cost of $33 per person so no deal there. Other than that, the customer service was excellent. We needed to change our date of leaving to a day early and despite their policy of no refunds, they gave us one (for which we were extremely grateful since it is so expensive). We found the lunch and dinner options to be quite good. We would definitely consider coming again if our budget permits. A truly lovely experience; gorgeous beach, comfortable well appointed rooms (small but lovely), excellent staff.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear mary10007, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor and it was a pleasure to host you. I agree with you that we should take a breakfast included at all times approach and we are currently discussing this important point. Very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to La Samanna! Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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kande2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Excellent hotel, a bit secluded from action-taxi required, beautiful cove beach. Not for walking impaired as resort is spread out, it is very difficult to get in and out of water if you can't climb with ease, especially stairs- 40+ to get to your ground floor and upstairs suite with balcony. Great views.
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Responded Jul 17, 2022
Dear Kande2022, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It is true that at this time of the year, the beach's slope is more pronounced and access is most comfortable near our Watersports Center. I agree that the resort layout does feature many steps which does not always make for the most accessible experience. On the other hand, should you choose to visit us again, in November through May, our beach is at its flatest and I would gladly allocate a ground floor, stepless suite. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another experience. Warm regards, Eleonore Eleonore Astier-Petin General Manager La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin
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$911 - $1,567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSaint-MartinTerres Basses
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin
Which popular attractions are close to La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Nearby attractions include Cupecoy Bay Beach (0.4 miles) and Dany's Beach Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mama, Bar Code, and Mario Bistrot at The Cliff.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin have airport transportation?
Yes, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St Martin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.