Belmond La Samanna - Saint MartinBelmond La Samanna, Saint Martin
An idyllic retreat with Caribbean flair
Be captivated by the contrasts of the French West Indies: at once elegant, romantic, exciting and wild
Perched above St Martin’s most spectacular beach, this cluster of stylish rooms and villas is as inviting as the crystal clear waters they overlook. Elegance and tranquility mingle in perfect harmony. However you choose to spend your time, an escape here is the perfect opportunity to relax and reconnect.
Belmond La Samanna is a hotel on the half-French, half-Dutch island of Saint Martin in the French West Indies. It is located adjacent to Baie Longue, the island’s largest beach.
Its original owners were James and Nicole Frankel and it was designed and built by architect Happy Ward, of the Barbados firm Robertson Ward, created in the style of a traditional Mediterranean villa. Construction began in 1971 and was completed in 1973. Frankel named it after his three children—Samantha, Anouk and Nathalie—combining the letters of their names and adding the French prefix, “La.”
In 1996, Orient-Express Hotels acquired La Samanna and embarked on a programme of renovation. The resort has a cellar with 12,000 bottles of wine including 146 varieties of Bordeaux. It has its own private label: Hospices de Beaune La Samanna.
In addition to the hotel buildings there is a row of cottages along the beach. There are also four villas situated on the cliffs by the beach. It has attracted famous guests including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Robert Redford, Donald Trump and Barbara Walters.
In 2014 Orient-Express Hotels changed its name to Belmond Ltd. At that time the hotel was renamed Belmond La Samanna
Belmond La Samanna General Information
Belmond La Samanna Location:
Belmond La Samanna
PO Box 4077,
French West Indies
Belmond La Samanna Coordinates: 18.055785, -63.138906
Belmond La Samanna Management: Belmond Ltd.
Belmond La Samanna Architect: Happy Ward
Belmond La Samanna Number of rooms: 81