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Esmeralda Resort

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Renovated in 2007, this superb resort features 65 rooms spread out among eighteen luxurious villas, each with their own pool and surrounded by tropical gardens.
Location: Overlooking St. Martin's famous Orient Bay beach in Orient Bay on the French side of the island. Approximately 25 minutes from the St. Maarten airport.

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  • beachandworldtravel : Florida Keys, Florida
This is a St Martin / Orient Beach gem !

The staff are extraordinary and the hotel is blissful ! A week stay went by way too fast ! The rooms are located in 4-6 room buildings that all have a semi-private pool area. There is a pastry / coffee / tea breakfast with fruit served at the main restaurant every AM (see photo). Additional breakfast items are available at a small charge. We did eat dinner there one night on "lobster night" and were very pleased with the service and the seafood was as good as any on the island ! It was also her birthday, and the server surprised us with a small dessert with a sparkling candle ! My wife and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the gentile nature of the staff. All staff are very bilingual, and her French improved and I even began to speak a little ! The room was very comfortable, and we enjoyed the proximity feature of the pool area. The pool is clothing optional and it was nice to rinse off after the beach. The Coco beach club is a very short 2-5 minute walk (depending on your location in the spread out resort). The entire Orient Beach is topless and very comfortable with no special attention paid to anyone aux seins nus. You can charge any food / drink to your hotel bill, and the staff here were equally pleasant and very eager to set up chairs (complimentary for hotel guests), towels and even set up a clothing optional area. We walked the entire Orient Beach (topless of course) and found the 2.5 mile walk each day a great way to help burn off some "vacation calories". We did rent a jeep for the week, and this was great to get around, but honestly, if you are staying in the Orient Beach area, you can easily walk to the OB central shopping /restaurants or if you want to get a little further out, it is a short cab to Grand Case restaurants or other area marinas. We did a Sunset Cruise as well as a short catamaran ride to Tittamare. Enjoy, relax and experience le joie de vivre !

  • Sheem P : St Martin / St Maarten
An Excellant Staycation

Its amazing how one can be living somewhere and never experience what their own island or country have to offer!Living on the Dutch side we decided to do a long staycation weekend on the French side. After breezing through so many hotels Esmeralda Resort captured our attention. Offering local rates with continental breakfast included why not....... I have never really been in Orient Bay area anyways!Beautiful Hotel and Location!! Our room number was 536 close to the tennis court and entrance area. Whats really nice about this resort is every building have their own pool. Some buildings consist of 2 or 4 units so more privacy and less crowd. The resort was not full as they are getting ready to close for the month of September. The room was however very clean and bed comfortable. The property was well kept and also very clean. The restaurant onsite besides free continental offered other breakfast options for a very reasonable price and dinner though a little pricey was also very nice. They however offer a three course meal for only 48.00 euros which we took advantage of. Coco beach was within walking distance less than 5 mins away directly from the hotel premises. The beach however was not nice at the time but quite rough with lots of sea weed. The food at coco's was really good but a bit pricey as well. I had chicken in curry sauce and my husband had the snapper both were surprisingly good for a restaurant on the beach.In short this Resort was truly a good find and would definitely recommend it. We had a really nice relaxing stay! ........stayed 18 - 21 August, 2017

  • linda0803 : Cumberland, Rhode Island
"Winter blues - not at the Esmeralda"

This gem of a resort will transform your winter blues into visions of springtime delight. The ambiance of this Caribbean jewel is unparalleled. The staff is so friendly and accommodating and their on-site restaurants are convenient and award winning. Once experienced, you'll make this your annual destination.

  • ETJr : Hayward
Short and Sweet Vacation@a Great Resort

My wife and I spent 4 nights and five days at this fabulous resort. At check-in we finally met the famous Eliu ! Eliu has a great personality, was very informative, speaks more than several languages, and has great customer service!! You ask for it; he will deliver! Eliu makes the Esmeralda Resort memorable. Esmeralda Management; I hope you are listening! Thank you Primo (Eliu) for everything! Our villa was perfect! Upon situating ourselves in our room, there is a knock at the door to find out that we were sent a complimentary bottle of wine! How awesome is that! Our room had a king bed, was spacious, and clean. The villas with one's private swimming is a plus!!! We then took a stroll to the beach; Wow! Beautiful! Thumbs up to David and the Coco Beach Staff! You have to try and buy a bottle of their Rum (caramel/vanilla) delicious! Coco beach had great food, service, and drinks. We dined one nite @ Astrolabe! Beautiful setting overlooking the pool and great food. The complimentary continental breakfast was perfect! Fresh fruit, bread, croissants, juices, and coffee! All the staff was friendly at the resort! The small store next to the reception desk is a plus! Stock up in water, soda, liquor, or beer for your room. Housekeeping left the room clean and smelling fresh everyday! A great resort in a great location!

  • BeachLiz : Ocean View, Delaware
Perfect stay!

Husband and I stayed here for the first time from July 4-11. Our room was clean and comfy and housekeeping did a wonderful job every day. Everyone at the front desk was helpful and welcoming along with everybody working on the property. I really liked that Orient Bay had security and I felt very safe taking morning runs all around Orient Bay and on the beach by myself. The pool was wonderful! We used this daily. Even better was the gorgeous beach. This is such a pleasant place to stay and I would definitely come here again. There were some cute cats and kittens on the property as well...very sweet.I had the free coffee sitting out every morning, but I guess you have to ask for the croissants or food other travelers have posted about on here. Never had anything but the coffee so be sure to note that food isn't out with the coffee when you go.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 65 rooms 
  • Restaurants
  • Bars 
  • Room service (fee)
  • Pools
  • Lounge chairs and beach towels (pool/ beach)
  • Tennis
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Snorkeling (fee)
  • Water skiing (fee)
  • Jet skiing (fee)
  • Parasailing (fee)
  • Hobie cat (fee)
  • Deep-sea fishing (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Internet (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Car rental
Superior Room inlcudes:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 1 king-size or 2 double beds
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden view
  • Maximum occupancy 2
Deluxe Room: Same as above but close to the beach with pool or garden view

Deluxe Suite also available, please inquire
Kids Deal - Kids under 12 stay free! One child under 12 stays free in hotel room and two children under 12 stay free in suite.

For the Kids - Babysitting is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Bonus - Privileges at Orient Beach restaurants! Signing privileges at 5 Orient Beach restaurants.

Honeymoon - Honeymoon package also available! For more details, please inquire.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Esmeralda Resort
Baie Orientale BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071 St. Maarten-St. Martin

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.