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Experience Magnificent Caribbean Travel in 2024 in Saint Martin at La Samanna

Photo courtesy of La Samanna

Among the luxury destinations clamoring for our attention this year is one of the most glorious travel experiences of 2024 La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, in St. Martin. The opulent and grand resort by the sea is a secluded Caribbean hideaway is celebrating their 50th anniversary. Since their doors first opened, the property has attracted an endless parade of celebrities and European jetsetters.

Combining the effortless 1970s glamour of the Côte d’Azur with a unique Caribbean flair, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel has long been the epitome of West Indies art de vivre. To mark the milestone birthday, Belmond continues to thrive on providing only the most unique experience for every guest that is fortunate enough to arrive at the property.

Here visitors find retro beach elegance meets French glamor all nestled on one of the most beautiful beaches in St. Martin, Long Bay. Accessibility is the Hotel’s watchword – from New York City with only a four-hour flight and a seven-minute taxi ride point to point. Enjoy stunning cliff views, colorful botanicals, coveted privacy and endless opportunities for sea adventures.

Reenergize on arrival with a visit to the spa at La Samanna, where one of the signature treatments is ‘Just Arrived’ combining a body scrub with massage to place you in vacation mode.

Unique and vibrant specialty suites make for your personal oasis in St Martin. Reconnect with your inner peace and admire the stunning views at this unique property led by manager Eleonore Astier-Petin. She and her team have curated an experience with a passionate sensibility for luxury hospitality as she leads a staff that provides world-class service and attention. All their touches add to the experience of your stay.

Accommodations include specialty suites that are all high quality. Reconnect with your inner peace and admire the environment safe in the knowledge that this vantage point is all yours.

Wake up with your toes in the sand and the soothing calm of the waters that embrace the bay. Frolic on this slice of exclusive shoreline with a sense of tranquility that will remain with you for sometime to come. Relax and enjoy the cool breezes bouncing off the ocean or attend the wonderful activities all around the resort. Watersports have been practiced for decades by supermodels, business moguls and others. Swim in the refreshing waters and dive into a day of dreams that come true with ease.

There is also the wonderful seaside bistro L’Oursin Restaurant. Offering panoramic sea views, Caribbean–French cuisine and pastel sunsets, L’Oursin is one of the most romantic restaurants in St. Martin.  From fresh seafood to smoked beef boucané and indulgent guava vacherin, feast over a selection of elevated dishes. With La Samanna’s Caribbean cool vibe in every corner of the property permits guests to enjoy being barefoot and sandy by day and draped in linen by night as you sit alongside the ocean, indulging in the most exquisite fresh seafood meal.

This is a place to embrace the joie de vivre that flows with the sea breeze.
For more information, visit belmond.com.