Belmond La Samanna
Belmond La Samanna easily takes the cake as St. Martin’s most luxurious resort. The 55-acre paradise provides tranquility on an otherwise tourist-filled island. Featuring two beautiful pools, an extensive wine cellar, a free yoga and Pilates studio and the island’s most pristine beach, this 81-room, eight-villa retreat is hard to beat. It’s no wonder that celebrities such as Oprah and Salma Hayek have become repeat visitors.
Amenities include the Elysee Spa, offering seven treatment rooms and a Zen garden, focusing on detoxifying body wraps, deep tissue massages, and anti-aging facials. There is also a water sports pavilion with free non-motorized equipment, a fitness center, free Pilates and yoga classes, two tennis courts, an art gallery and a wine cellar with 12,000 bottles and a private dining room. La Reserve is La Samanna’s formal restaurant, with nightly French-Caribbean fare and quite possibly the best buffet breakfast on the island.
Rooms offer beachfront and ocean-view with equally stunning panoramas. Bathrooms have bidets, L’Occitane bath products, soaking tubs, double vanities, slippers, robes, and hand-painted tiles. Six premier luxury villas were completed in 2008 – enormous three- and four-bedroom accommodations with private pools, wrap-around terraces, butler service, private concierge, and VIP airport transfers.
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PRINCESS JULIANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (TNCM)