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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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  • Scott55416 : Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Heading back this winter to Esmeralda for our 5th visit in 6 years.

We went ahead and booked our next visit for March 2017 back this past June. As in the past, we have sent our room request via email to Claudie, the general manager, and we always receive a prompt confirmation notice back from her. Our last visit was in March 2015, for 10 days and it was just a joy! We were surprised to see some damage to the grounds and to a few of the palm trees and other large shrubbery items. This was caused by a hurricane that passed close to the island in late 2014, which did take away some of the secluded feel around certain areas of the grounds, but we could clearly see that new landscape items had been planted before we arrived and the resort was doing what they could possibly do to replace what the storm had destroyed. We are looking forward to seeing what the grounds look like when we return next March. We enjoy slipping away to French St. Martin and the Orient Bay area so much because there are so few Americans around. Having traveled to other islands in the area and also having done a number of cruises, there truly is such a thing as an 'ugly American tourist' and with having seen multiple encounters of this behavior displayed, it's not a pretty's downright embarrassing! In contrast to that, we've met so many wonderful, well mannered travelers from Canada, England and other countries in Europe, who make it a pleasure to interact with, whether it's on the beach, at L'Astrolabe for breakfast or dinner, in Orient Bay village or elsewhere on the island. We come to French St. Martin and Esmeralda Resort NOT expecting it to be a Disney, Sandals, Atlantis or even a Florida spring break type of vacation and we're never disappointed by what we encounter!

  • JosephPassaretti : Wallingford, Connecticut
YOU MUST consider this resort

Best hotel bed in a long time. Kitchenette great for leftovers snacks - they DO have full kitchen suites. Staff is amazing - felt like we were staying at a relative's house - restaurant on site great authentic French cuisine - from the simple to the gourmet. Anyone wavering between French/Dutch - go French - you can drive anywhere on the island in 30 minutes (40 at busy times max) Beaches are great - there are topless, but family friendly/courteous (I know - I didn't believe that either, but it's really not an issue) and if you are a naturist - no gawkers, no pervs, anything like that.

  • Dave D :

I have been coming to St. marteen since 1983. I have been to the Esmeralda at least 25 times, and i will be going back again this year, The hotel is not a plush hotel, but it's all about location, where you have 250 steps to one of the greatest beaches in the world, orient beach. Your hotel room includes to lounge chairs and an umbrella , and as i have said bedfore the beach is awesome, as far as the hotel it's pretty basic accommodations so if your a four seasons person then the Esmeralda is not for you, but It's a friendly staff, great people working there, the restaurant on the beach called Coco beach is just fantastic,

  • johnnyjayhank : Surprise, Arizona

my thought are this is a 3 star boutique, smaller place looked like it was a town house complex turned in to a resort it works well there are 4 rooms in a unit with a pool, we enjoyed the pool, rooms do need updating, with that said if your looking for a relaxed atmosphere you flip flops on all the time this is for you, beach is out front 3 minute walk,

  • R F : Freehold, New Jersey
Great resort with one flaw

We recently stayed here for the second time and it is an excellent place to stay. Nicely laid out and well kept grounds. Semi-private pools that are well maintained. Very good restaurant with a friendly staff. A short walk (minutes) to the Coco Beach club, which is also excellent. The flaw is that the housekeeping left something to be desired. The tile floors were not clean at all. The bathrooms had the "once over", which was okay, but it really needed a good spring cleaning. But in spite of that we would stay again as all the good out weighs this complaint. But if you are a bit fussy, keep it in mind.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 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
    Saint Martin,Saint Martin

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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.