Fodor's Expert Review Esmeralda Resort

44 Main St., Baie Orientale, n/a St. Martin, 97071, St. Martin

Esmeralda has traditional Caribbean-style, kitchen-equipped villas that can be configured to meet guests' needs, have their own pool, and offer the fun of Orient Beach a short walk away. The rooms offer style and comfort—a rather unique combination with a high standard of comfort and good value. The activities desk can arrange everything from snorkeling and tennis to car rentals and babysitting, and signing privileges are offered at some restaurants and activity outfitters on Orient Beach. The resort restaurant, L'Astrolabe, offers breakfast plus fine dining for dinner and is a long-time hit on the island.

PROS

  • beachfront location
  • private pools
  • plenty of activities

CONS

  • need a car to get around
  • iffy Wi-Fi service
  • main airport and capital is a distance away, especially with traffic

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Quiet
Beachfront
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-87–36–36

HOTEL DETAILS

65 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Sept., Free Breakfast

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