travel journalcaribbeansaint martinbaie longue La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin From the therapeutic lull of aquamarine waves to powder-soft sands, the beach at La Samanna, St Martin is the ultimate place to unwind. Share

Perched above Baie Longue, St Martin’s most spectacular beach, Belmond La Samanna is a place where elegance and tranquility mingle in perfect harmony. Whitewashed walls and terracotta roofs conjure the rustic charm of the Mediterranean, while waves softly lapping against the shore below sing a song of paradise.

La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin

With sugar-white sands and aquamarine waters, Baie Longue is the jewel in St Martin’s sparkling crown. Explore the coastline by kayak or pick up a snorkel and bob below the water’s surface. Refuel at the LaPlaj where the resort’s chef makes the most of market-fresh, local ingredients. And finally, if the sun becomes too much, retire to one of the luxury cabanas. Each is fitted with internet, personal showers and sun loungers.

La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin

Tranquility is at the heart of the resort’s elegant villas, cottages and suites. At La Samanna the Caribbean Sea, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, is never out of sight. Fling open french doors to breezy balconies perfect for an afternoon cocktail—or unwind under the stars in a private hot tub or plunge pool.

La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin
La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin

Slip into an otherworldly realm of relaxation at the al fresco spa where only the most luxurious French products are used. The two pools are ideal for a cooling dip, before sinking into a hammock as the Caribbean’s unspoiled environment captures your heart.

La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin

La Samanna’s highly trained therapists are ready to pamper you in the warm and indulgent atmosphere of its sanctuary, a retreat set among exotic gardens. Enjoy soothing therapies in seven treatment rooms, including five outdoor/indoor suites – each with a private Zen garden and outdoor shower. Let the harmonious blend of Mediterranean joie de vivre and Caribbean heart and soul wash over you, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from head to toe.

La Samanna by Belmont blends island glamour with a captivating cosmopolitan scene at St Martin

The beachside L’Oursin Restaurant is among the West Indies’ finest. Here, enjoy traditional French cuisine with a bold Caribbean accent before exploring La Cave, a 15,000-bottle cellar and a must for wine connoisseurs. It’s the ideal spot for private dinners, with an expert chef who can curate a personal tasting menu and wine flight.

Come sunset, the Caribbean sky transforms into a watercolor of pinks, purples and gold. Luckily, each one of La Samanna’s rooms—whether it’s a beachfront suite or three-bedroom cottage—has ocean views, so you’ll never miss nature’s most magnificent show.

For more information, visit belmond.com

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