Best Places to Stay in St. Maarten and St. Martin

You won’t find a tropical island where the food is as delectable as on St. Martin and Saint Maarten! No doubt that’s because the Friendly Island is half French and half Dutch.

One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, it charmed us so much when we visited a few years ago that we had to go back.

The French wine and cheese selections are truly fabulous, and you’ll also find delicious yogurt, paté and other goodies not readily available in North American groceries.

Hotel L’Esplanade

The deluxe studios are 560 sq. ft. and come with a private terrace, while the most spacious suites are 1,025 sq. ft. and have a wrap-around terrace. All offer jaw-dropping sea views.


Le Petit Hotel is just steps away from the ocean – and a beautiful place to spend your holiday. Book a main floor suite, and you can walk right out onto the sandy beach from your terrace.

Le Petit Hotel


Belmond La Samanna

Named after flowers, they feature travertine floors, soothing blue and coral colors and a touch of glamor. Some suites even have private pools.


Esmeralda Resort

Each cottage has its own swimming pool with pool loungers. The resort’s fine dining French restaurant, L’Astrolabe, is superb – their weekly lobster night is renowned island-wide.


Grand Case Beach Club

The best resort in St. Martin for families who want easy beach access. The resort’s beach club offers complimentary SUP boards, snorkeling gear, and floating mats for guests to use.


La Playa Oriente Bay

With blonde wood furnishings and floors and Caribbean boho-chic décor, its 56 suites are polished and fresh and it doesn’t hurt that each one has a private balcony.


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