ENTREE Travel Newsletter is thrilled to announce our latest auction:
• 3 nights for two in a one bedroom suite at beautiful Belmond La Samanna on French St. Martin including daily breakfasts, non-motorized water sports, tennis and use of Fitness Pavilion.
• Dinner for 2 at Trellis Restaurant
• Swedish massage spa treatment for two
The retail value of this indulgent stay is $9770. Please advise our publisher, William Tomicki, know if you’d like to bid. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 969-5848. Any reasonable bid will be considered and we have only one of these stays to be auctioned. Offer is subject to blackout dates and availability.
Set beside St. Martin’s finest beach—the shimmering, secluded Baie Longue beach and lapped by the Caribbean Sea, Belmond La Samanna is the ultimate luxury resort. Consistently ranked among the Caribbean’s top ten hotel retreats, here is a garden paradise for all to savor.
Accommodations at Belmond La Samanna are the epitome of graceful Mediterranean architecture–83 air-conditioned guestrooms, suites and villas, each with an extraordinary ocean view. Luxury accommodation includes traditional guestrooms, one- two- and three-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom villas, with living rooms, dining areas and private terraces or balconies that look out onto the beach.
From inspired cuisine to refreshing cocktails, Belmond La Samanna serves the most exceptional dining experiences in St. Martin. Trellis offers the ultimate in island fine dining. Enjoy beautifully crafted, traditional French cuisine in an elegant bistro setting. You’ll discover great dishes from our one star Michelin Executive Chef, Serge Gouloumès. Be sure to indulge in a bottle of Grand Cru from the acclaimed cellar, which boasts one of the most extensive collections in the Caribbean.
Open for breakfast, overlooking the main pool and Baie Long Beach, Interlude is an idyllic retreat. A casual dress code is suggested. Buffet and à la carte breakfast: 7:30–10:30 a.m.
Whether you’re starting your evening with an aperitif or winding down after dinner, Baie Longue Bar is the perfect place to absorb the island joie de vivre. Relax with a signature cocktail while looking out over the turquoise horizon.
During day time, best way to enjoy the amazing beach of Belmond La Samanna, looking at the nearby island Saba, it’s off to the Beach Bar to enjoy salads, grilled fish and light bites alongside perfectly chilled beverages while you relax on the shaded terrace. Each day the chef creates sumptuous dishes based on ingredients found at the local market. Expect the freshest flavors and Caribbean spirit as dishes arrive made-to-order.
In addition to Belmond La Samanna’s gorgeous main pool centrally located, a second exclusive free-form infinity pool is adjacent to the beach bar and restaurant. Both pools offer beverage service. Luxurious bamboo cabanas have vented thatch roofs to keep them cool and provide complete protection from the sun. Each has wraparound sofa beds and 12 extra-large scatter pillows. Reserve a beach cabana for the day and enjoy a number of delightful touches. These include a bottle of wine or champagne, complimentary skincare products, two loaded iPods and wait service.
The resort’s spa menu features a wide range of world-class massages and treatments using products from the St Barth line products, also for sale featuring luxurious French brands Pure Altitude and AR457.
Belmond La Samanna has three professional tennis courts are open daily until 9 p.m. with night-time play possible on well-lit courts. Complimentary tennis racquets on request and twice a week tennis clinic are available. Belmond La Samanna also provides private tennis lessons with Peter Burwash International. Lessons are available for players of all skill levels, with an emphasis on fun, fitness and expert instruction.
A stunning fitness center, open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., is equipped with a full range of cardio equipment, circuit machines, free weights, flat-screen televisions and headphones at each exercise station. Private training is also available by appointment.
Belmond La Samanna provides as well yoga and pilates complimentary classes twice a week, otherwise private classes can be book by appointment.
The business center is open 24 hours a day, with three iMac computers, wireless internet and a color printer. Wireless internet is also available throughout most of the resort.
Belmond La Samanna is well-known for being very family friendly. Villas are designed with safety in mind and parents need not worry. The resort offers alarm bracelets for all children staying at the villas which will sound should they get too close to the swimming pool. Child gates are also thoughtfully available upon request. The resort has teamed up with childcare professionals to offer fun-filled afternoons for children. Individually screened nannies will lead your little ones through a variety of exciting activities, such as treasure hunts, water balloon fights, and special arts and crafts sessions.
Rates: $100 per family for three hours, including snacks and drinks (three children maximum). French- and English-speaking nannies can come to your Villa and look after children aged between four and 12 years at an additional charge. They will bring games and toys to ensure fun in the Villa, or alternatively can supervise children as they take part in activities on the resort or elsewhere on St. Martin.
All in all, we know of few paradises like this one in which to enjoy all of life’s indulgences: a grilled fresh lobster with fine Chablis, an al fresco massage, or simply a snooze in a hammock, lulled by the gentle waves. Take a sunset cruise around the island or head into town to enjoy the vibrant local scene. There’s always a touch of romance in the air at Belmond La Samanna. With the Belmond pedigree assuring total quality, this a garden paradise crafted for one and all and the most discriminating of travelers. Visit http://www.belmond.com/la-samanna-st-martin for more details.