Fodor's Expert Review Belmond La Samanna

Baie Longue, n/a St. Martin, St. Martin Fodor's Choice

A complete redesign of the rooms, villas, and restaurants in 2019 has helped keep La Samanna, bordered by a pristine, white-sand beach, the island's top luxury resort. Service is warm and professional. Seven specialty suites are smartly designed with modern upgrades and private plunge pools on the roof; five three- and four-bedroom villas with drop-dead gorgeous views, impeccable decor, and a full private staff please even the pickiest moguls. There are beachfront cabanas and a ton of activities, including yoga in the workout facility. The serene Elysées Spa is surrounded by a lush private garden and waterfall, and the restyled treatment rooms include a private outdoor area with a shower. Add many waterfront activities, tennis, freshwater pools, and two restaurants (one on the beach, one in the main house). Promotions may include meals, rental cars, and airport transfers.

PROS

  • chic decor
  • great beach and spa
  • beach cabanas, convenient location

CONS

  • expensive
  • some rooms are small for the price
  • car required to get to off-site restaurants and shopping

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Sophisticated
Beachfront
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-87–64–00 | 800-854–2252-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

91 rooms
Rate Includes: Usually closed Sept. and Oct., No Meals

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