What We Love

  • The resort has such a friendly and helpful staff. The rooms and the property are immaculate, and you're right on Orient Beach.

Things to Know

  • This resort draws many repeat guests for a reason! You get personalized service in a villa-style setting right on Orient Beach.
This resort features luxurious, villa-style accommodations with the personalized service and atmosphere of a private club. Rooms are spread out within villas, each with its own private pool. You'll fall in love with the graceful, open-air, colonial-style architecture in a coconut grove setting.

If you're ready for some action, luckily for you, the resort is located right on Orient Beach, stretching up the hill and overlooking Orient Bay. In addition to the lovely resort grounds and a spectacular beach, you're only a few steps away from all the water sports you can think of. Windsurfing, sailing trips, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and more can all be arranged for an additional charge.

When you've worked up an appetite, you can dine poolside at The Astrolabe, which features local specialties and fine French cuisine. If you'd rather venture out onto the beach for some great food, you can dine on 5 different Orient Beach restaurants - Bikini, Kontiki, Kakao, Waikiki and La Playa - and have them charge it directly to your room with a personalized customer card provided by Esmeralda.

End the day by relaxing in your air-conditioned room that contains a fully equipped kitchenette, telephone, hair dryer and more. For a luxurious stay with the beach right around the corner, Esmeralda has you covered.

This hotel is NOT All-Inclusive, but does include complimentary breakfast daily. Additional food and drink must be purchased separately.

Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.


French St Martin - Beach
Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles Juliana (SXM) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1992
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 1
Total rooms: 65


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 576 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Still beautiful

    Clean, friendly, quiet, close to beach. Wonderful stay. The beach club is great ...get chairs and umbrella anytime. Love the villa and private pool set up. WIFI was a bit spotty but I don't think that was an issue with just the resort. Great restaurant on site and others close by.

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Family trip

    Our family had a great stay at Esmeralda. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Plenty of hot water for showers and the A/C worked great. The pool was clean and refreshing. The entire staff was very attentive, especially Karen in L'Astrolabe in the mornings at breakfast. Would definitely come back again.

    Jul 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay! :)

    Loved our stay here! The resort was a very short walk to the beach and all of the beach clubs, and about a ten minute walk to town which had a supermarket and a ton of great restaurants and cafés. Both the front desk and the L'Astrolabe staff were very kind and helpful! We also loved the semi-private pool, it was a great way to cool off at the end of the day. Would absolutely stay here again!

    Jul 09, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great beach location

    Less than 5 minute walk to Coco beech. Loungers and umbrellas. Great beach restaurant and bar. Awesome breakfast included. Very attentive staff. Furnishings a bit dated. Ten minute walk to Bikini beach and lots of restaurant choices. Would recommend a car rental. Check what is open during off season.

    Jul 05, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very pleasant stay

    Our villa was next to the main restaurant, L’Astrolobe, we just walked about fifty steps there for breakfast. Continental breakfast was included and was delicious We had a pool at the back of our unit, it was ours since the other three units were not occupied. We walked to the beach to sit, relax and enjoy lunch. The bed was very comfortable. Housekeeping came every day. There was a bottle of water in the fridge, but we had to purchase our own for 3 Euros following days. We enjoyed our stay..

    Jul 03, 2024