Best Area to Stay in St. Martin, French Side, for Your Vacay

St. Martin, aka Saint Martin, is the French side of this Caribbean gem. Each has its own unique blend of Caribbean charm and European vibe – St. Martin (French) and Sint Maarten (Dutch).

French St. Martin is particularly known for its classy beach clubs, gourmet dining and charming boutique hotels.

When it comes to pinpointing the best area to stay in St. Martin on the French side, it’s often considered a toss-up between the sun-drenched shores of Orient Bay and the culinary haven of Grand Case.

Hotel L’Esplanade

Hotel L’Esplanade is a boutique standout in St. Martin and one of the best Grand Case hotels. An inviting outdoor pool, spa and yoga center round out the amenities at this resort.



Grand Case Beach Club

The Grand Case Beach Club offers pristine beaches, and accommodations ranging from studios to spacious suites, all with full kitchens.


Esmeralda Resort

This is a tranquil 4-star oasis at Orient Bay, with 50 ground-floor rooms and suites housed within 14 Caribbean-style cottages and has its own swimming pool.


La Playa Orient Bay

This chic boutique hotel offers the ultimate blend of luxury and Caribbean flair. Its 56 spacious rooms are a stylish mix of blonde wood and boho-chic decor, each with a private balcony.


Belmond La Samanna

The most deluxe resort on St. Martin. It has charmed big-name celebrities from Jackie Kennedy Onassis to Oprah, Salma Hayek and Anderson Cooper.

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