Referred to as the 'sparkling gem of St Martin’ this refined resort is the perfect venue for yacht-goers seeking an A-list-approved sanctuary in the heart of the Caribbean.
On the western point of the French St Martin, Belmond La Samanna feels a world away from the hustle of the bustle of the main town; its drenched in serenity and embodies laid-back island lifestyle.
But the venue is actually handily placed for those looking to start or finish a yacht charter in St Martin, as it sits just 5km from Princess Juliana International Airport.
With ample accommodation and a selection of luxury facilities for guests to enjoy, the Belmond La Samanna is primed for those looking to spend a day on shore. It's easy to drop anchor in the bay and take a tender straight up to the resort's private beach; but you'd be remiss not to dive in and enjoy a spot of snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters first.
The resort blends island glamour with captivating cosmopolitan flair, and has welcomed cascades of Hollywood elite since it was established in 1996.
In 2014, the resort changed its name to Belmond La Sammana, and in 2019, the venue underwent a 20 million dollar redesign.
There are three restaurants to choose from; L'Oursin, La Cave and Laplaj. Each has a signature ambience and accompanying menu.
At L'Oursin, expect a memorable view over the sandy beach, the blue sea and a setting sun. The bistro-style restaurant offers French delicacies with an island twist, with menu highlights including fresh seabass and succulent lobster.
If you're looking for a more romantic setting, you will appreciate the intimate atmosphere and extensive wine cellar of La Cave.
Meanwhile, Laplaj, has a more casual atmosphere and is perfect for a light lunch on the terrace. On top of the restaurants, the venue also offers a breakfast venue, Corail, and the Baie Longue Bar, where you can enjoy an evening aperitif or a fruity cocktail.
Indulgence is paramount when on a luxury vacation, and there’s no better place for guests to pamper themselves than the wellness spa in Belmond La Samanna.
Candlelit treatment rooms nestled into the resort’s tropical gardens are extremely popular with visitors and are the most picturesque setting for a tropical Lomi Lomi massage before evening activities. They offer a grand variety of packages from simple manicures and facials to personally tailored reflexology treatments.
This resort is also known as one of the only in the area to stock premium products from iconic French brands Sisley and Pure Altitude.
The prime factor of the resort is the water in the area which is ideal for kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing, and especially for snorkeling amongst the aquatic life and idyllic coral reefs - Belmond La Samanna even has an in house professional who can guide visitors to the prime diving locations.
As they pass by the deep and dazzling environment of Saint Martin guests will understand why these Caribbean islands are held to such high regard. It is difficult to truly capture the full spectrum of beauty that is around Belmond La Samanna’s, but guests can be shown how by visiting the resort’s art exhibition with in house artists giving live demonstrations.
For active guests looking to include some exercise into between trips to the beach and bar, they can utilize the resort’s fitness centre and professional Tennis courts, or even participate in their renowned yoga classes that can be made private and tailored to the individuals’ needs.
Belmond La Samanna
Baie Longue, Terres Basses, Saint Martin 97150, St Martin
Show Phone Number+590 590 87 64 00