Esmeralda Resort - Saint Martin

Baie Orientale B.P. 5141, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, 97071show map
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FabulousBased on  44 reviews
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Overview

The unique 4-star Esmeralda Resort provides comfortable rooms with a great view of the ocean. Behind the French facade of Esmeralda Resort lies refined interior.

Major Saint Martin sights, such as St. Maarten Museum and Gingerbread Gallery are located nearby. It is about 4 km away from the center of Saint Martin.

Esperance airport is about 10 minutes by car.

Rooms

Esmeralda Resort is a property in Saint Martin that comes with 65 rooms and provides complimentary wireless internet, a minibar, a microwave, a kitchenette and a CD player. The hotel rooms come with marble floor and rattan furniture.

Eat & Drink

A broad variety of local dishes is served at the poolside restaurant. Palm Beach and Waikiki are situated in a natural area, about 300 meters from the venue.

Services

The hotel offers a free car park, a gift shop and a news stand along with a business centre and computer rental to fulfill the needs of all travelers.

Relax

Esmeralda Resort also has cribs, babysitting and a playground for guests travelling with children. On-site sport activities include windsurfing, sailing and volleyball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   65.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Cots

Paid kids club

Private beach

Sun loungers

Beach volleyball

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Water skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Welcome pack

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Paid kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Bay view
  • Ocean view
  • Resort view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Orient Bay BeachOrient Bay Beach1000 ft
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Rancho Del SolRancho Del Sol1000 ftOrient Bay
Palm BeachPalm Beach1000 ftOrient Bay
Ethnic Beach Bar RestaurantEthnic Beach Bar Restaurant1000 ftOrient Bay
Andy and Cheryl's BaywatchAndy and Cheryl's Baywatch1000 ftOrient Bay
WaikikiWaikiki1100 ft5 Baie Orientale
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Pinel IslandPinel Island1.2 miOrient Bay
Oyster PondOyster Pond2.1 mi
Tijon Perfume Creation ExperiencesTijon Perfume Creation Experiences2.2 mi1 L'Esperance Road
Tropismes GalleryTropismes Gallery2.3 mi107, Blvd de Grand-Case
Dawn BeachDawn Beach2.8 miDutch side of the Island, Philipsburg
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Getting around
Airports
Esperance (SFG)1.9 mi
Grand Case (CCE)1.9 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  44  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel facilities are very good, the location is privileged. The village style is wonderful for beach vacations. The bed was very comfortable, the air-conditioning worked very well and the cleaniness of the room was ok.

    Despite of the good things, the Hotel does not have WiFi in every room (as it is advertised in the site), and the continental breakfast is very very poor. There is internet connection only in the lobby, and the bandwith is very bad, so it's almost impossible to even use it. Regarding breakfast, they charge you for yogurt and cereal, what I think is very bad taste after paying 300usd/night, and saying that the breakfast is included.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The beds are good

    A lot of mosquitoes, additional wifi fee, view at parking lot

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Has not been maintained for 15 plus years. Rotting wood, curtains falling down, old cabinets, outdoor umbrella torn, front office rarely open, cleaning only once. Left knitting and they did not bother to look when called.

    See above. Would not recommend as we were there years ago and it was nice. Seems like they just want to squeeze what the can out of it and not put any upkeep into i .

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location couldn't be better. You are steps away from the nicest part of Orient Beach. There is a wonderful beach restaurant/bar, Coco Beach. The rooms are spacious and there is a pool for every 5-6 rooms. The grounds are lovely.

    The included breakfast is not very good. I don't like having to go to reception every day to exchange my beach towel. The wifi in the room didn't work at all.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent location, friendly and efficient staff, beautiful beach, good restaurants on the premises and nearby

    At breakfast, additional items like eggs or cheese ar not included in the price and have to paid seperate

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Loved the cuisine - - beautiful and delicious! Awesome beach access and beach bar/restaurant too.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The place is steps away from a magnificent beach. Nice size bungalows with a lovely porch. 4 attached bungalows each have their own pool. Breakfast which is included is in a beautiful setting around a pool and is delicious. The staff for breakfast were very nice. The restaurant on the grounds for dinner was amazing!!

    The grounds need up keeping. Plantings are dying, grass growing between bricks, palm tree branches on the ground and not cleaned up. The property looks like it has had better days. The women at the front desk was always on the phone whenever you had a question or needed towels. Wifi was hit or miss.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Loved the private patio and the pool. The location was top notch. Used the small kitchen daily for snacks and breakfast.

    The refrigerator did not maintain a steady temperature and a few days our food was wet and sweaty. The staff at the beach cafe did not want hotel guests using the front row beach chairs, although the hotel stated the beach chairs and umbrella were included with the room. The cafe wanted hotel guests in the second and third rows.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location could not be better and the staff is very accommodating. The restaurant is excellent! The rain shower head is great! We love being so close to the beach.

    Probably a non issue for younger folks but the flat screen TV could be bigger given the very large size of the room and the distance between the bed and TV.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    spacious rooms and grounds

    a little far between facilities and beach

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Staff/Service Location restaurant Pool Proximity to beach

    Property could use an update

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Quiet resort, kind staff, and great amenities, we had our own little swimming pool (shared with two neighboring rooms), the beach is beautiful, the restaurant had great food!

    The resort is located inside a gated community of what is locally referred to as 'The White Ghetto'. So very quite and clean, but not necessarily an authentic island experience. Also its seems a bit cheap and weird to have to pay extra for eggs at breakfast?

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location in Orient Bay is great. Many places to eat drink between the beach and the village (next to resort). Wonderfully friendly staff. Relaxing spot removed from the cruise boats and crowds of Phillipsburg.

    No bad experiences during our stay.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice and quiet place, great rooms, very good internal restaurant and beach facilities.

    Wifi connection in th room often not working or very slow. For this reason they didn't charge the service (10€/day)

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    We loved the location and especially the beach. It was at the end of Orient Bay, said to be the prettiest beach on the French side. It was less noisy and pretentious than the beaches in the adjacent resorts. There was a great restaurant at the beach and the swimming was fantastic. Then, you could rinse off in the pool. The staff was very helpful and friendly. All in all, the resort was pretty and relaxing. Also, it is close to the "square, " an area with many excellent restaurants. It felt like being in France.

    We had two complaints. The first is that the internet service is terrible. Other reviews and guidebooks described it as spotty. In today's world, people depend on the internet, even while on vacation, and it is essential to have a system that works. They charge 10 euros/day for internet except in the lobby, where it sometimes works. Increasing numbers of hotels offer free wireless. The Esmerelda should either improve their system or install a new one that's accessible around the entire resort, including the restaurant. It should be included with your room as well. It was frustrating but didn't interfere with our overall enjoyment We were traveling with another couple who are better traveled than we are. They thought that the continental breakfast could be improved by adding more variety and some protein- whole grain bread, yogurt, choice of cereal, hard boiled eggs. We ordered eggs- additional charge, which were good.

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FabulousBased on  44 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Esperance (SFG)1.9 mi
Grand Case (CCE)1.9 mi
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