Stayed here for 5 nights and found it a nice quiet place to relax. There is a nice pool with sun loungers and all the rooms overlook the pool although the first floor rooms do get a bit of a sea view as well which is about 30 seconds walk away!
Breakfast is continental 9 euro but you can pay extra for eggs bacon pancakes etc. There is no restaurant for evening meal but all the bars and restaurants are seconds away and we didnt get disturbed by any noise from the bars.
The rooms are spacious with kitchen, microwave coffee maker etc and towels are changed regularly. They also provide beach towels. Sun beds on the beach are also provided to the left of the resort on the beach but you are not allowed to sit on the front row as these are reserved we were told for the cruise ship passengers.
Staff at the resort from the reception to the cleaners are all very polite and courteous. Especially Geraldine and the 2 guys who always had time to say hello and ask how our day had gone. They also arrange taxis from the resort. Ask for Augustine who is larger than life, always reliable and laughing. We even got a big hug from her when she took us back to the airport which has never happened before from a taxi driver. She is very knowledgeable about her island and gives a great island tour.
Another must see is the Carnival in Grande Casse on a Tuesday night, only a small procession of drummers and dancers but lots of stalls, good restaurants and a great atmosphere.
Orient Bay is a very long beach which for us was very crowded but if you can switch off from other people and want a nice beach to walk along this is fine. The sea is crystal clear and there were no large waves on our visit.
There is also a nudist beach connected to this beach if you are not already aware which we were not but still enjoyed walking along and getting strange looks as did all the other swimsuit clad people out for their morning walk!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alamanda Resort is situated on Orient Beach, the largest and most animated beach on St. Martin. Small in scale with its 42 deluxe Oceanfront rooms and suites, you'll vacation in style at Alamanda, St Martin's newest and most intimate full service hotel. The charming restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and hotel guests have charging privileges at 6 beachside restaurants serving French, Spanish or American cuisine. Multilingual staff, daily maid service, room service, 3000 sq ft convention center along with fax and internet facilities. If you are looking to relax, where better than poolside in fresh water pool, sunning in the patio or sipping a drink to the poolside bar lush tropical garden? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alamanda Hotel Orient Bay