St. Martin, French West Indies

  • On the leeward side of the Caribbean Sea, St. Martin is divided into Dutch and French territories. Both boast their own attractions; the Dutch side feels more Caribbean while the French side was inspired by Europeans.
  • The highest point on the island is Pic du Paradis near Friar’s Bay Beach. A 1,400-foot view provides a view to write home about.
  • Charter a boat to visit multiple marinas and beaches during your stay.

 

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The French Half of the Island

Belmond La Samanna sits on St. Martin's finest beach, surrounded by picture perfect Caribbean water. It's one of only eight resorts to be profiled as "Best Resorts in the World for Wine" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine because of the ease of sourcing fine wines in French territory and unique oceanview wine cellar, La Cave. The resort is consistently ranked among the top retreats in the Caribbean. Swimming pools, beach cabanas, tennis, sunset cruises and al fresco massages will relax your body and mind. This destination is also family-friendly, with a plethora of activities for children to do while you melt your cares away on the beach.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
  • French Carnival
    February/March
  • Average Temperature
    80˚F
  • Caribbean Tourism Month
    May
  • Billfish Tournament
    June

Fresh Things To Do

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  • Delicious Cuisine Française

    St. Martin is known as the "Cuisine Capital of the Caribbean" and on the French side of this island, you will find incredible French food at every turn.

    Trellis. On the property at Belmond La Samanna, Trellis combines traditional French food with a jaw-dropping view of the ocean. Local catch and fresh lobster is on the menu.

    La Cave. Also at the resort, La Cave is an atmospheric wine cellar dining option that is ideal for a private group or a celebratory dinner. Your own tasting menu is offered by a private chef and paired with palatable French wines from the cellar's shelves.

    Le Pressoir. Located in the town of Grand Case, this charming restaurant is tucked inside a home from the 1800s and is the recipient of numerous accolades. The award-winning chef dishes up French food with Creole influences.

    La Cigale. Reservations are required for this family-run establishment, the doors of which have been open for over a decade. Stephane Genet mans his restaurant with the help of his mother and father.

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Weather


  • Forecasting Your St. Martin Vacation

    St. Martin epitomizes the Caribbean climate with an abundant supply of sunny days and clear blue skies. The mild weather means that, no matter when you visit, you'll most likely have ideal conditions for windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing and more. While August through November is generally the rainiest time, storms are infrequent and pass quickly, lingering just long enough to help bring the island's lush vegetation to its most brilliant state.

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