Set beside St. Martin’s finest beach, lapped by the Caribbean Sea, La Samanna Resort and Spa boasts luxury in the Caribbean. The hotel is consistently ranked among the Caribbean’s top ten hotel retreats, whether you want cocktails, beach or massage or simply to lie in a hammock, lulled by the waves.
As at all Orient-Express hotels, dining out is a real occasion, with wines from the state-of-the-art cellar. You can also take a sunset cruise around the island or head into town to the enjoy the vibrant local scene at night.
They have beach cabanas which are constructed from bamboo harvested in Bali with vented thatch roofs. A day at the beach includes water, champagne, complimentary skin care products, towels and others amenities, such as an iPod if you want one.
The one bedroom plunge pool suites (pictured above) offer stunning ocean views and a king-sized bed. The suites have a separate living room, a kitchen and have access to a rooftop solarium fitted with lounge furniture, covered gazebo, outdoor shower and private soaking pool. These recently renovated suites feature oversized bathrooms with dual vanities, separate shower and bathtub, rich white and sand-colored marble floors.
They also have villas, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, specialty suites, and others. At the La Samanna Spa, they offer massages and spa treatments, including body polishes, body wraps, something they refer to as a sunburn rescue, a firming bust treatment, as well a variety of facials and more traditional massage treatments.
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