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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 1 December 2012

We stayed at Esmeralda last March and enjoyed our stay. (See previous review.) We returned to St. Martin on Nov. 20 and drove by the resort a couple of times during the week. There was a bar across the road and a sign that said something about renovation going on. The resort looked empty. Maybe the U.S. representative can comment?

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3Thank Mark O
USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Hi Mark: Thank you for taking the time to check on the Esmeralda Resort and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us back in March. I can assure you that it has been "business as usual" with quite a nice occupancy during the month of November. The bar across the road you are referring to is actually our...

Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We have been to Orient Bay probably 5 times. This time we stayed at La Esmeralda Resort, and loved it. This will be our new 'go to' place. We will definitely return here. We stayed in #48-3, a Deluxe room, which is a large single room with a microwave, sink and refrig.. The location was perfect. As you'll read other...

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

We always appreciate the time you took to write a review of your experiences at the Esmeralda Resort and are pleased that you had such an enjoyable vacation. For your information, in 2013, we are closed for our annual vacation only from September 1 - October 6. Our rates do not go up until November 16 (only 10% higher) and...

Florida
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This resort is in what my wife and i consider one of the best places to vacation. It is on Orient Bay on the French side of St Martin. Yes the beaches here are very european. The rooms are nice each has its own semi-private pool which is great when you don't want to be on the beach or at...

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Esmeralda Resort. You understand the nature of Orient Bay... a piece of the French Riviera on an accessible Caribbean Island. Your comments about our award winning L'Astrolabe restaurant are much appreciated. Your comments have been passed on to the management and staff of the Esmeralda. We hope to...

Parma, Ohio
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Our 3rd stay at Esmeralda in 3 years. It is the most relaxing, laid-back resort. The rooms are large and meet our every need. We LOVE sitting on the porch in the early morning and late evening, enjoying the sounds and breezes. Even with all the wonderful beaches that we do spend every day on, the villa-side pool adds a...

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As three time repeat guests, thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that the Esmeralda Resort is continually improving on the quality of your vacation. We look forward to many more years of providing you with care free vacations.

Crete, Illinois
Reviewed 10 July 2012

My husband and I have been to many resorts in our 18 years of being married but the Esmeralda Resort on Orient Beach is one of our favorites! This was our first time vacationing in St. Martin (June 2 - 9th 2012), and it won't be our last! We cannot wait to go back next year and stay at the...

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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this review

Dear Donna and James: First of all, let me add my congratulations on your 18th wedding anniversary and Donna's recovery. We thank you for selecting the Esmeralda Resort as your celebration location. On behalf of Claudie, Leo and the rest of the staff we thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experiences at the resort....

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 June 2012

We just returned from a week at the Esmeralda resort on French St. Martin. This is our 3rd visit to St. Martin and our 3rd stay at Esmeralda. This resort is exactly what we look for in a relaxing vacation. The room we had appeared to be recently redecorated, with a brand new flat screen TV. We had trouble with...

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Jefferson, Georgia
Reviewed 14 June 2012

We just returned from a 7 night stay at Esmeralda. This was our 3rd time and won't be our last. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The refurbished rooms no longer have a hot plate with a skillet and pan but they were more than happy to provide for us. Updated shower head and toilet were nice as was the...

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2Thank Paul S
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Esmeralda Resort on Orient Beach from 4/29 to 5/7. It was our first time to stay at this resort, but it won’t be the last. The “villas” are one-story buildings with four rooms each, and each building has its own pool. You rarely see your neighbors, and not many people use the pools, but...

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5Thank Pat D
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2012

We just returned from a 7 day/night stay at the Esmeralda Resort and have a few complaints as well. First off replacing doors does not constitute a complete renovation. Yes the toilet and shower head were new but that was about all the renovation unit 484 had. We also had stained and dirty linens, towels that were not replaced daily...

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6Thank Wendy S
Highland Village, Texas
Reviewed 21 May 2012

First, look at the photos I attached, they back up they following: There is no excuse for stained sheets, stained blanket, old, old, old, did I say old sunken-in mattress, black hair on the walls and floor, and 1960's pink and orange decor, with broken mis-matched furniture. We have traveled the caribbean and lived in the USVI for almost two...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ESMERALDA RESORT, situated on the magnificent white sands of Orient Bay in French St. Martin offers just 65 rooms and suites spread among elegant tropical gardens in 17 villas. Esmeralda is the only four star hotel in St Martin on Orient Beach.Esmeralda's Coco Beach Bar offers beachfront lunch & cocktails. L'Astrolabe, the resort's fine dining restaurant offers French Creole and Continental cuisine. Guests receive dining privileges at 12 + restaurants in Orient Bay. Only minutes to more fine dining,shopping and entertainment. Rooms include a kitchenette, king bed, sitting area and patio. What makes this property so special is it's unique plantation style layout with only four rooms or suites per villa. For privacy, each villa has its own swimming pool and each accommodation has its own private entrance and terrace... Guests may reserve anything from a single superior or deluxe room or a generous sized suite or an entire 3 - 5 bedroom villa. Due to the way this resort in St Martin is situated on the property that is perpendicular to the beach there is limited availability in the two ocean front villas that include the Presidential Suites and deluxe oceanfront rooms. All superior and deluxe rooms include kitchenettes. Suites offer full kitchens and large living rooms. Guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a cordial, pampering yet unobtrusive on-site multi-lingual staff prepared to assist with any special needs. Esmeralda offers free use of beach chairs & umbrellas. Each accommodation has a fully equipped kitchenette (suites have fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher), large tile bath with hair dryer plus a 110 outlet for shavers only, color satellite TV, room safe, air conditioning with ceiling fan, daily maid service. All bedrooms have Color TV by satellite (8 channels and video system), telephone, private safe, A/C, ceiling fan, private, furnished terrace, kitchenette with micro wave, electric coffee pot, refrigerator and dishes. SUPERIOR, DELUXE AND OCEANFRONT ROOMS: King or two double beds, kitchenette. Maximum occupancy: 2 people. Superior rooms have garden view and are generally located further from the beach. Deluxe rooms are a bit larger located nearer the pool. Oceanfront rooms are located nearest the beach. SUPERIOR SUITES: Spacious living room and bedroom area with king size four poster bed and full size pull-out sofa bed plus a fully equipped kitchen. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children. PRESIDENTIAL SUITES: Large dining and living room area with full size sofa bed, separate master bedroom with king size colonial bed, TV in living room and master bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, radio/cassette/CD player and fully equipped kitchen. Suite is oceanfront. Maximum occupancy: 4 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esmeralda Resort

Address: Baie Orientale | BP 5141, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Price Range: $214 - $614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esmeralda Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
Esmeralda Resort Marigot
Esmeralda St Martin
Esmeralda Resort St Martin
Renaisance Esmeralda Resort
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“If you want a room close to the beach, book 1 year in advance.”
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 of 5 bubbles kenpom, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“476 right opposite the best pool shared just with 3 other rooms at the bungalow. Only 50 yards from the beach and 100 yards from the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles keithb612, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although the cottages do not have ocean views, the small rise that blocks the view also blocks strong and constant ocean winds.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieB791, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If available, try to get a renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles JWMC, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“You can hear your neighbors, no trouble with ours- very polite. Any room closer to the beach is a plus as you walk to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 1posty, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
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