$180 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 6, 2014 Check-out: Oct 7, 2014

Esmeralda Resort

4 stars
Baie Orientale B.P. 5141, Orient Beach, St Martin, 97071
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
60 reviews
Many Returns

My husband and I have stayed at Esmeralda several times over the years. We always enjoy it. The... See full review

  • Donna love to vacation
  • May 30, 2014
Service with a smile!

The location is perfect for total relaxation. It's on the quiet side of the beach. I strongly... See full review

  • Sue2011
  • Apr 21, 2014
Private club atmosphere on Orient Bay in French St. Martin

Situated on the French side of St Martin, on a secluded stretch of Orient Bay, the 65-room Esmeralda Resort offers the quiet atmosphere of a private club. The hotel features Spanish tile-roofed villas in a tropical garden setting. Sixty-five rooms and suites are spread out amid 18 villas, nestled within the bougainvillea, hibiscus, and palm trees. Each villa has its own private pool, so guests can enjoy a quiet dip.

Highlights
  • Ideal beach locale on Orient Bay
  • Private pools
  • Refurbished rooms with kitchenettes
Rooms

The Esmeralda recently refurbished all rooms in a new Indonesian style using aged, exotic hardwoods. Superior rooms have garden views and are located further from the beach. Deluxe rooms are located near the beach and may have partial ocean views. Oceanfront rooms are set closest to the beach. All rooms come with a fully equipped kitchenette, a refrigerator, a private terrace, a bath or shower, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, direct satellite TV, and a personal safe.

Features

Guests can take a dip in the swimming pool or head straight to the beach to relax. The resort offers windsurfing, jet skiing, waterskiing, kayaking, parasailing, and tennis on site. Scuba diving, horseback riding, golf, and tennis can all be arranged at the front desk.


The hotel features two restaurants, the poolside L'Astrolabe, known for its contemporary French cooking, and Coco Beach, offering creole and European specialties on the beach. A half-dozen other restaurants are in Orient Village, within easy walking distance.

 

Massages can be arranged on the beach.


Transportation
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (11.1 mi/17.9 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Phillipsburg (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Marigot (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Grand Case (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
Business
  • Internet access (fee)

Hotel Map

18.0905 -63.0241
Area served
Grand Case, Marigot, Philipsburg.
Nearby airports
Princess Julianna International Airport.
Area description
Situated on the French side of St Martin, at the desirable secluded section of Orient Bay, Esmeralda Resort offers the quiet atmosphere of a private club. The hotel offers luxurious villa style accommodations in a tropical garden setting. Sixty five rooms and suites are spread out within our eighteen luxurious villas, each villa with its own private pool, next to which you can enjoy a cool and relaxing moment. For the gourmet-connoisseurs, Esmeralda Resort provides 2 restaurants : At the center of the resort is L'Astrolabe Restaurant. Enjoy indoor and pool-side dining ina warm and elegant atmosphere. Coco-Beach Bar and restaurant, directly on the beach a short walk from your room, is open throughout the day serving a full menu and delectable beverages with table and beach side service at your complimentary chaise lounge.

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Esmeralda Resort Rooms

Superior Room
This guest room has a king size bed or two beds. Room amenities include a fully equipped kitchenette, private and furnished terrace and bath or shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial telephone, cable flat screen TV, pool chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, hair dryer, personal safe, fridge, and Garden view.
Deluxe Room
This guest room has a king size bed or two large beds. Room amenities include a fully equipped kitchenette, private and furnished terrace and bath or shower, air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial telephone, flat screen cable TV, pool chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, hair dryer, personal safe, fridge and Pool view.
Deluxe Suite
Deluxe suites have a large dining and living room area with full size pull-out sofa bed, master bedroom with king size colonial bed plus a fully equipped kitchen, private and furnished terrace and bath or shower. Flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, hair dryer, personal safe, beach towels and pool chairs.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
For your special group or meeting, Esmeralda Resort also contains a comfortable conference room for 15 to 30 persons.

Dining

L'Astrolabe
In this serene and cozy little universe, local specialties and fine French cuisine with the West Indies flair are served poolside. On the beach, the charming Coco Beach offers grilled items, Creole and European specialties, as well as delicious seafood in a charming and Caribbean atmosphere just in front of the ocean. Signing privileges with various other beach bars and restaurants along Orient Beach are also available.
Coco Beach
Our beach front bar/restaurant serving lunch and tropical cocktails daily. Beach service by waiter available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (60)

Ratings and reviews for Esmeralda Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donna love to vacation
Milwaukee, WI
May 30, 2014

Many Returns

My husband and I have stayed at Esmeralda several times over the years. We always enjoy it. The grounds are beautiful - full of colorful flowers and trees. You can't beat being able to walk out of the resort right onto the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car. There are many things to do and great places to eat around the island. Get out and explore it - you won't be sorry.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sue2011
Vienna, VA, USA
Apr 21, 2014

Service with a smile!

The location is perfect for total relaxation. It's on the quiet side of the beach. I strongly recommend a rental car so you can see the rest of the island. The resort's restaurant is really tops. The service staff from the Reception to the maintenance and over on to the beach is all great. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, especially when we got too much sun. Bubba came to our rescue with fresh Aloe. You know it's a great place when you keep running into guests that keep going back there every year. Make sure you get lunch or dinner at Sky's in Grand Case and Taloolah's was fun in Philipsburg.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Butterfly Farm was a good way to spend a few hours out of the sun.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dusty53
North Carolina
Apr 19, 2014

LOVE THE BEACH

Would have liked the room to have a couch and coffee table and a few extra items in the kitchenette. The walls are very thin here but had a mostly quiet couple that were still very happy with each other. The two other units were unoccupied during our stay and wondered why the resort didn't space us out. The room was very clean and the maid service did a good job. The beach was great. The chairs and umbrellas were in good shape and you didn't feel crowded. The beach boys were attentive and did a good job.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Check for times before you go out the island keeps a different schedule than many US towns.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Helena s
New York
Apr 16, 2014

Nice location,average hotel.

Nice,perfect location for beach lovers,ordinary hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ellaaa
Marlboro, NJ
Mar 23, 2014

Fun family getaway

The hotel has a very nice beach with clear blue water. There are many activities on the beach as well for anyone to do any age. The location is great with only a two minutes walk on a path to the beach. Every house has a pool. In the backyard for anytime use. Over all the staff were very good, especially the front desk helping guide the way to any restaurant. I would defiantly go again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Everywhere you wanna go from the hotel is a 5-10 minute drive. Only if you want to go to the Dutch side then it's a 30 min drive.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jenny 9
maine
Mar 19, 2014

Sunny

Let it be known I would go back in a second, There is plenty of up dating needed to maintain the 4 star rating. If you want fluff this is not the place,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Campbell302
Columbus, ohio
Mar 10, 2014

Great for romantic getaway

We have stayed at Esmeralda twice. For those who are unfamiliar with European hotels don't expect it to be a hilton. I personally find it better. Esmeralda is culturally very French. They will do anything you ask but the time frame is island time. Come with patience and a good attitude and they are wonderful. A bad attitude will not And anger will not get you anywhere. That being said, I have never had a bad time. They have always taken good care of us. The location is great. Far enough from where the cruise passengers are dropped by their busses, but right next to the beach. Very laid back and quiet. About a 5 min walk to orient village. We loved every minute of our time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are 8 restaurants in orient village about a 5-10 min walk away, but they are back from the beach and easy to miss.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stushoeboot
Ct
Jan 20, 2014

Great vacation

Perfect location,friendly staff,clean rooms,and very good restaurant on premises. I'm a three time returner and can't wait to come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant on premises is very good,especially lo busters on Friday.night. Grand Case are a cab ride or short drive away

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew B73
San Francisco, CA
Jan 6, 2014

Nice hotel in great location.

Walls a bit thin do you can easily hear the neighbors. Doors are solid but slam shut without any effort and this leads to lots of noise, especially from early rising neighbors. Friendly staff. Clean grounds. For Orient Bay the location is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Boyds
Bradenton FL
Sep 2, 2013

35th Wedding Anniversary

Great time. Beach is beautiful. The water is fantastic. If you are a beach lover this is a great place. The Coco Beach group was fun. David & Julie were very personal and enjoyable. The food was good...Awesome Coffee! The "beach boys" were attentive. The room was nice, and the semi-private pool at each building was a plus. Great place to relax and unwind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Lot's of additional dining choices a long walk/short drive South of Esmeralda to Avenue des Plages.

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