Beachfront Hôtel & Resort
Orient Bay, French St Martin
design your own Caribbean vacation... Self Catering Holiday
Carefree Arrangements w/Discounted Prices
800 480 8555 (USA/Canada) 480 460 2800 (International)
email: St. Maarten Reservations Center
Facing the calm waters of the famous Orient Bay Esmeralda Hôtel and Resort is surrounded in island vegetation and vibrant tropical flowers
5 Out of 5-Stars “Wonderful”
"Room was large and very clean.Bed excellant ,pool was nice after a day at the beach.Very happy with staff and restaurants .Very relaxing area,beach chairs and beach service excellant.Looking foward to going back."
(Somerset, Massachusetts Apr 2016)
5 Out of 5-Stars “A Perfect, Beach Resort”
"There is a private pool for every four cottages! What a bonus! With a short walk to the onsite restaurant, a lovely continental (plus) breakfast is included every morning. For a minimal fee, one can add eggs, waffles, etc. With tables facing, or surrounding a beautiful pool, breakfast is a relaxing and delightful way to begin each day. The staff are superb! Dinner is also available in the same setting … very romantic in the evening.
The magnificent beach is only a short walk away. Two miles of gorgeous sand! The onsite beach bar serves wonderful food for lunch or dinner in a fabulous setting. If you like variety, many other beach bars are a short stroll along the beach.
Without question, this resort is a winner!"
(Patricia W. New York City, NY Apr 2016)
ESMERALDA RESORT announces a major $2.5 million upgrade has been completed. The resort is in great condition awaiting your arrival. Esmeralda Resort is the only FOUR STAR resort on Orient Beach; upgrades include...
Complete interior and exterior painting in new pastel colors
New patio and pool furniture
Resurfaced patio decks
New airconditioners and new electric hurricane shutters
New brighter room lamps and lighting, new telephones, and new closet doors
Bathrooms received new mirrors, new rain shower heads,
New plumbing and electric, new faucets and sinks
Kitchenettes have been completely remodeled, new coffee pot
New mini-fridge, and new microwaves, stove burners removed
Some Roofs have been replaced
New exterior lighting to make the property brighter
New security gate at entrance
In room clock radios with IPOD dock & luggage racks
Free Internet access in lobby
New security company... Same one as used by the village of Orient Bay
5 Out of 5-Stars “Just Lovely”
"We have been going to Esmeralda for 20 years! We keep going back because it is very tropical and the people at Esmeralda are just amazing! Claudine does such a great job! Leo at the front desk is phenomenal! So very helpful and pleasant! Such a gentleman!
Chris is a jack of all trades and also so very helpful and friendly! Now to the resort itself...housekeeping is amazing, our room was immaculate every day and always smelled so clean! We were there Jan 3-15,2016. The grounds are lush and well taken care of! Breakfast at L'Astrolabe is perfect! Manuela and Francoise greet you every day and make you feel so special. Just delicious. I can't wait to go back, we are counting the days!!!"
(Jackie G Merrick, NY Feb 2016)
5 Out of 5-Stars “Great Relaxing”
"Great resort. The nicest beaches around of the whole island. First class restaurant, food and wine are extraordinary. Service 'tres charmant'. The coco beach club is just great and offers nice food and drinks as well. Very friendly and warm atmosphere. Would come back if possible, but too far from Germany."
(Hamburg, Germany Dec 2015)
5 Out of 5-Stars Very Good!
We had three rooms in the same bungalow, private pool and secure (we travel with a child under two years). Beautiful beach, in front of Restaurant super nice hotel on the beach. Clean rooms, wifi ok. The only downside may be the breakfasts, good but certainly very simple. We recommend this hotel, it was heavily involved in very successful holiday.
(Traveled w/Family June 10, 2015)
5 Out of 5-Stars Very Clean Grounds with your own pool outside your unit plus steps from the beach!
We stayed in July of 2014 and thinking of going back this July . The resort is located in a gated community and is composed of several units that have two bedroom suite with single rooms attached. We stayed in a single room which was clean and of ample size for two.
Across the road was their resturant where typical continental breakfast was served included in price. Larger breakfast with eggs,bacon, or pancakes avail at extra cost. The complex is located at the end of Orient Beach opposite from the nude end about a 1/2 to 3/4 mile walk I would guess.
They have arrangements with some of the beach resturants where you can eat and your check is sent to the resort,so you don't have to worry about caring money. This end of the beach was never crowded. There is a group of great resturants about a 5 minute drive away. It was our anniversary so the desk reccomended a very special resturant I believe in Grand Case. We went and we were the only ones in the entire resturant, talk about personal service. Wow! You don't need a car unless you want to explore other parts of the Island. We rented one at the airport and explored the entire Island and had a great time.
(Eustis, FL Feb 2016)
Hotel Rooms & Suites
St Martin's luxurious Esmeralda Resort is only minutes to fine dining, shopping and entertainment in Grand Case and Marigot. The resort offers quiet and elegant lodgings set amid tropical gardens with colorful bougainvillea, hibiscus and softly swaying coconut trees.
For those who appreciate casual sophistication, we introduce the Esmeralda Resort, a boutique Caribbean hideaway. Esmeralda features luxurious villa-style accommodations nestled on St. Martin's famous Orient Bay Beach.
Enjoy gourmet dining on site at Astrolabe restaurant, lunch & cocktails at Coco Beach Bar. Have the concierge arrange water sports at concessions along the 1.8 mile white sandy beach.
Esmeralda features 65 elegantly decorated rooms and suites, distributed within 18 villas. Each villa has its own private swimming pool with internal Jacuzzi pump and its own private entrance and terrace...
Guests may reserve anything from a single superior or deluxe room or a generous sized suite, a luxurious Presidential Suite, or an entire 3 - 5 bedroom villa.
Due to the way the resort is situated on the property (perpendicular to the beach) only two villas are ocean front and both include a Presidential Suite, connecting ocean front rooms + two deluxe rooms.
What makes this property special is its unique colonial architecture and plantation style layout with only three or four rooms or suites per villa.
All superior, deluxe and ocean front rooms & superior suites include kitchenettes. Deluxe & Presidential suites offer full kitchens and living rooms. Guests enjoy the peaceful surroundings and a cordial, pampering yet unobtrusive on-site multi-lingual staff with 24 hour front desk, prepared to assist with any special needs.
5 Out of 5-Stars “EXCELLENT PLACE!”
"My wife and I stayed at the Esmeralda with only the internet as a source of info. We were extremely pleased from the moment we arrived and would definitely stay here again. The "beach boys" on Coco beach were the best and the bartender was great. The atmosphere is very laid back and could not be more comfortable. Very short walk to the beach. We had rented a car thinking we wouldn't want to stay here the whole time but the car never left and we stayed on Orient for the whole 6 days! Anyone who has complaints about Esmeralda is just too hard to please."
(Rob L. Farmington, NH April 2015)
5 Out of 5-Stars Excellent Resort
We visited Esmeralda for 13 days in January. We have stayed here many times. It is so quiet and so very relaxing. The rooms are immaculate and the staff are just awesome!!
Claudie is lovely, Leo at the front desk is so knowledgeable and so very helpful! Chris is amazing, we once watched him help change a guest's tire in the rain. Such a wonderful man. If you want peace & quiet, this is the place to be. I really can't wait to return!
(Traveled as a Couple on January 2015)
5 Out of 5-Stars It's all in your perception; we love Esmeralda
This was at least our 10th trip to St. Martin, and our 3rd time staying at the Esmerelda. We noted several improvements since our visit 2 years ago, and though the property is older, it seems well-maintained. The furnishings were comfortable, the room was very clean, and the service was excellent. The front desk staff was very helpful and courteous each time we inquired about a taxi, Wi-Fi, or anything else.
(Sharon B. Traveled as a Couple on January 2015)
Esmeralda Presidential Suite
The luxurious Esmeralda Resort Presidential Suites are in the villas closest to the beach and offer beautiful views of the ocean.
Presidential Suites include a large living room with dining area including a full size pullout sofa bed, master bedroom with king size colonial bed, two televisions, radio/CD player plus a fully Presidential Suites include a large living room with dining area including a full size pullout sofa bed, master bedroom with king size colonial bed, two televisions, radio/CD player plus a fully
Orient Bay's powdery, soft sand beaches are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, jet skiing, para - sailing and any kind of water sports you can imagine. The tropical trade winds from the East make Orient Beach the ideal spot for sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing.
Orient Beach is lined with restaurants, beach bars, water sports concessions and massage shops. The beach is clothing optional, however, Esmeralda is located at the end of the beach most frequented by families.
Superior, Deluxe and Oceanfront Rooms
Reserve a 500 square foot air conditioned room with a king or two double beds, kitchenette, microwave oven, electric coffee pot and small refrigerator. Accommodations include private entrance and terrace. Maximum occupancy: 3 people.
Superior rooms have garden views and may not be facing the pools. Deluxe rooms are slightly larger, have an upgraded furniture package and most have pool views. Ocean front rooms are the same as deluxe rooms and located nearest the beach.
Spacious and intimate, Superior Suites are much larger and are designed with cool colors for you to enjoy relaxing moments.
All contain spacious living room and bedroom area with king size bed and full size pull-out sofa bed plus fully equipped kitchenette, private, furnished terrace and bath or shower.
5 Out of 5-Stars “Delightful”
"The location is great. The beach is clean and water sports are available. I saw many kite surfers. The room I stayed in was in a 4 room cottage which had its own swimming pool. There are two restaurants on the property. The bed and shower were fine. The air-conditioning was very good. The breakfast was excellent. I took a cab from the airport with 6 other people. It was only $10 each. I would stay here again."
(Rachel S. on December 2015)
Esmeralda Deluxe Suites
Deluxe Suites have a large dining, living room area which opens onto the terrace.
The tropical suites feature a full size pullout sofa bed, king sized master bedroom with bath or shower, a romantic colonial bed, a fully equipped kitchen and a private, furnished terrace.
Esmeralda offers use of beach chairs, umbrellas and snorkeling gear. Other amenities include the elegant L'Astrolabe restaurant featuring French, Creole and Continental cuisine. Coco Beach is a charming beachfront bar and grill serving breakfast, lunch and drinks until late afternoon. Guests of Esmeralda also enjoy signing privileges at several additional beach front bars and restaurants.
Direct Dial Telephone
Satellite TV (8 channels)
Pool Chairs & Umbrellas (Coco Beach)
w/Stove Top Burners Electric Coffee Pot Refrigerator
Microwave, and an array of Kitchenware
Full Kitchens in Suites
Poolside bar - On Site
Restaurant - On Site
Babysitting Service - On Site
Business services available (fax, copies, etc.)
Concierge - On Site
Cribs - Available
Free Daily Newspaper
Laundry Service - Available
Pool (1 per villa)
Rollaway Bed - Available
Room Service - Available
See which rooms travelers prefer
“All Rooms seem to be equal. Some are closer to the beach than others, but none are more than a five-minute walk.” (PatriciaW486)
5 of 5 stars Apr 20, 2016
“Closest to the beach are better” (matthewf2013)
4 of 5 stars Jul 22, 2015
“We were in unit next to office and had no problem with noise, and Cleo to beach” (Gerard53pc)
5 of 5 stars Feb 15, 2016
“We liked 436 as it was near reception to get WIFI and across from breakfast. It was just a short walk to the beach” (acfan3)
4 of 5 stars Feb 15, 2016
See which rooms travelers prefer
“Rooms with 500# are great seem more private close to the restaurant. Great pool view” (pattysayso)
5 of 5 stars Nov 28, 2015
“Definetely choose a deluxe room on the corner. Little difference in price for a big payback.” (pollyd600)
5 of 5 stars Oct 16, 2015
“Ocean front room is closest to the beach. Very comfy, king size bed.” (633Liz)
5 of 5 stars Aug 10, 2015
“144 was a good room it is the closest to the beach and close to the restaurant in either direction.” (DOLPHIN0308)
4 of 5 stars May 14, 2015
The ASTROLABE Restaurant
Specializing in delicious French Cuisine prepared by our wonderful French Chef the Astrolabe features continental and American Breakfast served daily at the ASTROLABE Restaurant; A la CARTE available with surcharge. Open for Breakfast from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Open for Dinner from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (closed Wednesday)
On the Beach, pictured below, the elegant COCO BEACH Bar and Restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.