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4.7 out of 5

"Easy access to the beach and felt very secure. Rooms were very clean. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 25 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront hotel near Orient Bay Beach

On the beach

Within half a mile (1 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Orient Bay Beach and Orient Bay. Green Cay and Mont Vernon are also within 2 miles (3 km).

15 outdoor pools

This hotel features 15 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Families will appreciate the playground and onsite laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 65 guestrooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, as well as free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Furnished patios, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$285* Per night/room Jan 30 - Jan 31

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Esmeralda Resort ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Esmeralda Resort

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Easy access to the beach and felt very secure. Rooms were very clean.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by claudie

thank you very much for your nice comments

5 out of 5
Very nice hotel. Very close to the beach. The staff is lovely. The restaurant is amazing. The house each have private pools which were a bit dirty. The rooms were spotless and large. My only issue is with the many feral cats living on the property. I fed them with food from store in town since they were thin and hungry. spoke to front desk about getting them neautered and spayed through a local org. Otherwise the colony will just get bigger. It made me sad. Slot of them were sweet.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great staff overall and especially at the restaurant, Astrolabe. Don’t miss happy hour!!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

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5 out of 5

December 2012 Vacation

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This was my second stay at Esmeralda and will continue to return! The deluxe rooms are well worth the small additional fee - close to the beach, etc. Having a small market within walking distance was nice, rum and groceries readily available! L'Astrolabe, the restaurant on the property, was excellent for dinner and reasonable with regard to the euro-dollar exchange rate. The beach is, of course, over the top! Very quiet on one end and busy at the other - something for everyone. Early morning walks on the beach were a perfect start to everyday! From the friendly staff to the villa style accommodations to Orient Beach, this was yet another perfect week in St. Martin!

Posted by , from Massachusetts, USA on Dec 16, 2012

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4 out of 5

Great location with a very short walk to the best beach on the Island.

Pros: Free breakfast
Great location with a very short walk to the best beach on the Island. We rented a car in advance to be able to freely travel from the French to Dutch side.....roads can be bumpy but navigable. Food quality was excellent and diverse from road side grills to fancy French. Be sure to ask in advance what the dollar to euro rate is and when in doubt use a credit card (you should get a fair exchange).

Posted by , from Knoxville, TN, USA on Jan 24, 2012

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4 out of 5

Worked for us

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
On the plus side, the staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean. It was very quiet where we stayed, yet very easy to access the beach and nearby shops. On the down side, we had a bit of difficulty finding the resort at first, since it was not mentioned on any of the signs until you entered the village to which it belonged. Also wi-fi, while free, did not provide a strong signal unless you were right on top of the main office. We were also able to get a free breakfast every morning, however it only included bread, fruit salad, juice, and coffee. Eggs, cereal, or yogurt were all available at extra cost. And while our room was more than satisfactory (we booked a villa with pool view), I would advise against paying for an ocean view as we couldn't identify any such villa.

Posted by , from Lehigh Valley, PA on Feb 26, 2011

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Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. Bring your whole family to Esmeralda Resort for summer fun including 15 outdoor swimming pools, horse riding/rentals, and a playground. Free breakfast is served daily. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Orient Bay hotel.

  • 1 floor
  • 65 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 15
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Esmeralda Resort offers 65 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Orient Bay hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private patio (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Astrolabe - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine.

Coco Beach - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

15 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 16

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding. Children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 64.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 64.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Esmeralda Orient Bay
  • Esmeralda Resort
  • Esmeralda Resort Orient Bay
  • Esmeralda Hotel Marigot
  • Esmeralda Resort St Martin
  • Esmeralda St Martin
  • Esmeralda Resort Marigot
  • Esmeralda Hotel Orient Bay
  • Esmeralda Resort Hotel
  • Esmeralda Resort Orient Bay
  • Esmeralda Resort Hotel Orient Bay

National Rating

This property has received its official star rating from the French Tourism Development Agency, ATOUT France.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.