Belmond La Samanna
St. Martin, French West Indies
Belmond La Samanna
PO Box 4077
97064 St. Martin, CEDEX
French West Indies
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Michael Schoonewagen joined in September 2014 as General Manager. He has great global experience in luxury hospitality including St. Regis Bora Bora, renowned properties in Monte Carlo, The Comoros, Mauritius, Moscow, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo and Madeira. He holds an MBA in Hotel and Tourism Management Studies from Centre International De Glion in Switzerland. He speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and Portuguese, with conversational German, Spanish and Russian.
Focus on US and Canadian luxury markets as well as being more aggressive on groups and seminars
BELMOND LA SAMANNA
History & Story
Constantly ranked among the Caribbean’s top ten hotel retreats and exclusively located on St. Martin’s finest beach, Belmond La Samanna has been since its inception in 1973 and still is the ultimate luxury resort.
Situated on 55 acres of pristine beachfront, Belmond La Samanna is just 15 minutes from Marigot, the capital of French St. Martin in the French West Indies, and a short drive from the fabulous restaurants of Grand Case.
83 luxurious Ocean View Rooms, including 57 Suites and Villas feature spacious terraces and charming balconies. With breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, they are the perfect retreat for any guest looking for the quintessential island retreat.
The Villas at La Samanna embody a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle where complete indulgence awaits. Entirely self contained and private, each of these oceanfront three- and four-bedroom residences offer 4,600 square feet of sumptuous splendor including a full kitchen, dining room, indoor and outdoor living room.
The redesigned main building consists of two new restaurants: Trellis features French cuisine while Interlude is a more casual option. The Baie Longue Bar is an ideal spot for evening cocktails.
Date added extensions
Renovations and the addition of our new outlets were completeed between 2010 to 2012.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Wrapped in a dream-like contradiction of intimate seclusion and adventurous activities, Belmond La Samanna is the ideal destination. The multicultural French-Dutch island of St. Martin is the perfect destination to step in a well-mixed European and Caribbean culture. Nowhere on St. Martin will you find a boutique resort that offers such privacy while all accommodations enjoy ocean front views.
Ideally situated just 15 minutes from the airport and from Marigot, the capital of French St. Martin, Belmond La Samanna is a short drive from European style shops & restaurants in Marigot, Grand Case and Maho to name but a few.
Key sites/activities in the area
St. Martin is 2 destinations in one, with a large host of activities going from strolling around local markets, water sports, zip lining or a cultural insight of the island’s history, our resort team is ready to assist our clients to ensure a well-rounded Caribbean experience.
The original name of Belmond La Samanna was La Samanna, which is the combination of the names of Mr. Frankel’s, the original owner’s three children : Samantha, Anouk and Natalie.
We offer a Kids Club and Babysitting service upon request and for a fee.
Belmond La Samanna has a total of 83 rooms and 4 villas, including 57 Suites and 26 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms. All our accommodations boast sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.
• 27 Deluxe Ocean View Rooms – 37 sqm / 411 sqft
• 42 One-bedroom Ocean View Suites – 74sqm / 822 sqft
• 8 Two-bedroom Ocean View Suites – 92sqm / 1022 sqft
• 6 Specialty Ocean View Suites – from 70 sqm to 156 sqm / 778 sqft to 1735 sqft
• 4 Cliffside Ocean View Villas – 430 sqm / 4600 sqft
All La Samanna accommodations feature, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, an array of pampering L’Occitane bath amenities, bathrobes and slippers, safe, twice daily housekeeping service, satellite television, multi-lingual voicemail, complimentary wifi, working desk and separate outside entrances. The light-filled rooms are decorated in a simple yet luxurious tropical accent. The generous bathrooms boasting vibrant Caribbean-style and elegant marble and finished with mahogany accents
With over 4,600 sq ft od space, each of our three- or four-bedroom Villas is palatial yet comfortable. Master bedrooms have generous private terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea, swimming pools and with fully equipped kitchens are perfectly suited for entertaining.
Restaurants & Bars
• Beach Bar Deck
Partially covered, casual venue located directly on Baie Longue beach with breath-taking views and a few short steps away from the beach, ideal for a casual lunch.
Trellis offers the ultimate in island fine dining. Enjoy beautifully crafted, traditional French cuisine in an elegant bistro setting, overlooking Baie Longue, ideal for a plated dinner. Be sure to indulge in a bottle of Grand Cru from the acclaimed cellar, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the Caribbean.
Open for breakfast, Interlude is an idyllic retreat for casual al fresco dining. By night, the glowing sky provides a serene backdrop for a memorable dinner beneath the stars (open for dinner seasonally).
• La Cave
Perfect for private celebrations or specialty group dinners, La Cave offers a unique dining experience in an atmospheric wine cellar. Curate your own tasting menu with an expert chef, complemented by the fine wines that line the cellar.
• Belmond La Samanna Spa
All our therapists are European-trained professionals, offering five indoor/outdoor massage rooms with a serene rock garden including outdoor private showers and a waterfall.
• Full Service Water Sports Center
Full service activities center with easy access to water skiing, jet ski’s, wave runners, wake boarding, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. All non-motorized water sports are complementary.
• Fitness Center
Equipped with aerobic and weight training equipment, The Fitness Center also offers personal training sessions and a Pilates Studio with private and group lessons.
• Beach Cabanas
Private beach cabanas with exclusive beach butler service, TV’s, champagne, skin care products and more are available for daily rental.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Wrapped in a dream-like contradiction of intimate seclusion and adventurous activities, Belmond La Samanna is the ideal destination for your clients’ program. The multicultural French-Dutch island of St. Martin is the perfect destination to step in a well-mixed European and Caribbean culture. Nowhere on St. Martin will you find a boutique resort that offers such privacy and seclusion, dreamed base for outstanding excursions only a stroll away.
Our attention to detail has long been a storied tradition of Belmond La Samanna and our careful staff will ensure a memorable experience to your clients with a state-of-the-art service. Guests are referred to by their names, favorite drinks
Extra Notable Features
• Snorkeling on site
• Pilates centre and personal fitness and Yoga classes
• Rum and Wine tastings
• Cooking classes available
• Art lessons with resident artist
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• Obtained its 5th Star
Number of employees