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Esmeralda Resort

Baie Orientale Bp 5141 | Baie Orientale 97071  [SEE MAP]Baie Orientale  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Diners love The Astrolabe's tasty dishes and attentive waitstaff
Most accommodations do not have ocean views
Facing the beryl-tinted waters of St. Martin's Orient Bay, Esmeralda Resort boasts 65 rooms and suites spread throughout 18 villas. Each villa features its own swimming pool with Jacuzzi jets, along with a private entrance and terrace. Recent guests said the resort's rooms are spacious and well-maintained, adding that you should request a room closer to the beach (only two villas face the ocean) for the best views. When you're not relaxing poolside, head to the beach and enjoy a complimentary chair and umbrella. Or, try your hand at surfing, Jet Skiing or parasailing, just a few of the activities available on-site. After working up an appetite, stave off hunger pangs with a meal at The Astrolabe restaurant. Though recent visitors raved about the eatery's French-inspired fare and attentive service, they're also quick to recommend eating off-site at one of Orient Bay's eateries. Also, keep in mind that despite the resort's reopening in late 2018 after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, some repairs are still ongoing. As such, construction noise may be occasionally heard, according to past travelers.
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Location
Baie Orientale
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 65 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Traditional

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Fodor's

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Almost all of these traditional Caribbean-style, kitchen-equipped villas, which can be configured to meet guests' needs, have their own pool, and the fun of Orient Beach and the hotel's beach club is a two-minute walk away. A $2.5-million renovation to the rooms has given them considerably more style and comfort and brought the resort up to a higher standard, while keeping it a very good value.

Frommer's

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This village of 18 green-roofed Creole-style villas boasts a spacious garden sprawl that spills down to the beautiful beach at Orient Bay. Each low-rise villa is split into four units and comes with its own communal pool, a nice option for large families or groups who desire a little privacy.

Oyster.com

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The mid-range Esmeralda Resort is a low-key beachfront hotel with a colonial-inspired Caribbean vibe in Orient Bar. All 65 rooms are spacious and bright, with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi, and iPod speakers.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 483 have reviewed the Esmeralda Resort, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 483 reviews 4.0 (based on 483 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Esmeralda Resort's 65 rooms and suites are spread throughout 18 villas, each of which has its own private pool. Superior Rooms offer garden views, dark wood furniture, tile floors, kitchenettes and private terraces. Upgrade to an Ocean Front Room for proximity to the beach, or choose one of the property's suites for a kitchen and separate living room.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Bathrooms include showers or bathtubs
  • Satellite TVs in all accommodations

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Esmeralda Resort can be found on the French side of St. Martin and features direct access to a secluded white sand beach on Orient Bay. Set in tropical gardens that slope down to the beach, the property sits within walking distance of several beachfront restaurants. A grocery store is situated less than 2 miles away, and the Musée du Rhum – a rum museum and distillery – is located a mile southwest. The area also offers several boutiques and food markets.
  • Car rental desk
  • Approximately 10 miles northeast of Princess Juliana International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Esmeralda Resort features one restaurant: The Astrolabe, which specializes in modern, upscale French fare. Dishes highlight regional ingredients. Additional restaurants are available within walking distance.
  • Room rates include daily continental breakfast at The Astrolabe
  • Room service available daily for breakfast and dinner
  • Kitchenettes or kitchens in all accommodations

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Esmeralda Resort does not offer a resort pool. However, each of the property's 18 villas features a pool for guests to use. Lounge chairs are available on each pool deck. Additional lounge chairs with umbrellas can be found at the beach.
  • Free snorkel gear
  • Fee-based water sports equipment includes Jet Skis, catamarans and kitesurfing boards
  • Off-site scuba diving and deep-sea fishing excursions can be arranged (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Kids

Children are welcome at Esmeralda Resort. Though the resort lacks a kids club or designated kids activities, children can borrow complimentary snorkel gear to use at the beach. Babysitting services can also be arranged for a fee.
  • Charges apply for some water sports equipment rentals
  • Off-site horseback riding and snorkeling excursions (fees apply)
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Business

Although the property does not have meeting rooms or a business center, photocopying and faxing services are available for a fee.
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

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