La Samanna reopens in St. Martin

Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. The Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building, as well as refurbished suites and rooms.

Deepening the appreciation for culinary diversity, La Samanna’s food & beverage offerings feature French, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. The redesigned main building consists of two new restaurants. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Trellis complements French cuisine with an expansive Cote du Rhone selection, while Interlude is a casual option for al fresco breakfast and dinner.

The newly remodeled Baie Longue Bar, named after the beach the property sits on, is an ideal spot for evening cocktails or an intimate outdoor gathering. The Beach Bar serves lunch, complemented with Caribbean-inspired concoctions.

For special occasions and celebrations, guests can reserve La Cave for a wine-pairing dinner, curated by Head Sommelier Christian Mirande from more than 12,000 bottles representing over 410 varietals. Guests can also select from the new 24/7 room service menu, including Asian, Caribbean and American fare.


Eighty-three decorated, oceanview rooms and suites are available. The design blends traditional whites, paying homage to property’s history dating back to 1972, with soft Mediterranean hued accents, which abound at the resort’s natural setting. Each room features original artwork by local artists, which depict scenes or locations in St. Martin and the Caribbean. Etchings from Caribbean artist, Sir Roland Richardson, who has been the property’s resident artist for many years, hang in each room and Richardson’s oil paintings adorn the walls of the property’s suites. In addition, artist Antoine Chapon, a 25-year resident of the island, is represented by his beautiful watercolor prints, which reflect the local Caribbean culture.

The Villas at La Samanna are self-contained and private, with each of these oceanfront three- and four-bedroom residences offering 4,600 square feet of space including a full kitchen, dining room, indoor and outdoor living room, wrap-around terraces and a stunning infinity edge pool.

La Samanna’s spa features seven treatment rooms, including five indoor/outdoor suites – each with a private Zen garden and outdoor shower. The new menu with Sisley and Pure Altitude products includes such diverse options from Roucou Pre-Tanning Treatment and Thai Reflexogy to Angel Bliss Program for younger guests. Fitness facilities include a Pilates studio, Peter Burwash International managed tennis courts, and personal trainer services.

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