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44 Main Street Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97071 St Martin / St Maarten
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#4 of 7 hotels 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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Grade: 67 out of 100
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Howard P wrote a review 5 Feb
Ballure, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ours was a very late booking, and we were travelling with another couple. The superior upstairs suites had been selected. We had been on a cruise and were then looking forward to a 4 night stay at La Plata. Towards the end of the cruise I had an accident causing a bone fracture in my left ankle. I was then wheelchair bound. Our travel agent contacted the hotel to ask for help in sourcing a rental wheelchair. This was no easy task but thankfully, they were successful. Upon arrival we explained that we would need a downstairs suite. This took a lot of re arranging by the owners, and here again they organised this, not just for us, but also for our travelling companions, who were given the adjacent suite. Although not everything was ideal for me because I found myself in unfamiliar and somewhat frustrating circumstances, Katie and her staff did a fantastic job of looking after us in every way. It's a huge thanks to the owners and the super friendly, cheerful, caring team at this beautiful hotel in a lovely corner of the Island. Hopefully we'll be back one of the these fine days. In the meantime, we can thoroughly recommend the La Playa Resort which is truly a Caribbean paradise!! Thanks again... Howard and Jackie
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sue K wrote a review Jan 2023
Burlington, Canada2 contributions7 helpful votes
I loved this hotel. The rooms are really nice, well kept and welcoming. Each villa has it's own pool and we had a lovely verandah that we used to have our morning coffee. The unit had a small fridge and microwave and kettle, which was very handy. It's a quick walk to the beach with privileges at multiple amazing beach clubs. The beach is spectacular. I can't wait to go back. Villa's have rooms that can be connected so this resort works for both couples or families.
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Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TexSuns wrote a review Jan 2023
Dallas, Texas33 contributions29 helpful votes
We have stayed at Esmeralda several times and loved it every time. It is NOT a 5 star resort and they do not claim to be. But it is a nice 4 star tropical resort in a lovely, laid back, relaxed setting. The rooms are basic but nice and clean with most of the amenities needed including a kitchenette. The breakfast is NOT a Golden Coral buffet. It is wonderful French cuisine…fresh fruit, breads, pastries and juices (I also loved ordering the authentic French toast off the menu). Dinners at The Astrolabe were very good. The Claudie and the staff have always been
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Virginia Reynolds wrote a review Jan 2023
Patterson, New York, United States50 contributions37 helpful votes
We had another lovely week in beautiful St. Martin. We love Hotel Esmeralda. Quiet, comfortable, lovely private pool, walk to the beach. The staff is friendly and professional. The restaurant is fabulous (go for the surf & turf--the live music is delightful). We noted that the continental breakfast had received a bit of an upgrade, which was a pleasant surprise. The reason I'm not giving the full five stars is that our unit could have been a little better appointed. Too few electrical outlets-- for example, if we wanted to charge a phone, we had to unplug a lamp--inconvenient. A power strip and some USB ports would be a big help, and wouldn't be costly. A roll of paper towels would be nice, and wine glasses that match. Just a few more touches would pop this right back to 5 stars. We will be back (with a big power strip) next year!
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Date of stay: December 2022
Room Tip: No bad rooms that I could see. Corner unit might be a little more private.
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E SB wrote a review Dec 2022
5 contributions
Awful and weird back door entrance to room, ridden with mosquitoes, loud and ticking AC unit, peeling/mouldy bathrooms. Kitchen complete joke! Save your money this is not a 5 star hotel even tho it claims to be.
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Date of stay: December 2022
Room Tip: Orient beach is a great location unfortunately Esmeralda has seen better days.
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ARTESTUM wrote a review Apr 2022
Berlin, Germany181 contributions85 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, Canada130 contributions42 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: Travelled as a couple
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
4 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: Travelled as a couple
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Mark wrote a review Mar 2022
Woonsocket, Rhode Island1 contribution
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
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Hôtel Esmeralda Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hôtel Esmeralda Resort?
Nearby attractions include Orient Bay Beach (0.4 km) and Artist Studio Francis Eck (0.4 km).
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 travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (9.1 km), The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (8.3 km), and Wallblake House (13.6 km).