The Esmeralda is one of the nicest spots we've stayed in St Martin. It's right on Orient Bay, and located, fortunately, at the quieter end of the beach - away from the jet skis and the bus loads of cruise ship day trekkers. The rooms are comfortable and very quiet as there are either three or four rooms per building - each building has its own pool as well and a great private deck per room.
As pet lovers who miss our pets while we're on vacation, we were very pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a couple of adorable tabbies on the deck. The cats are in very good shape and are very grateful if you feed them. I know the idea of cats may not appeal to all, but the cats do what cats do and keep the property free of any bugs or other things that tend to pop up in warm weather.
The only thing I'd change is to have the wifi available for free in the rooms (it's free in the lobby and you can also pay for access in your room per device).
I will definitely stay here again as it's a great spot if you want a hotel on Orient Bay.
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included