The leading luxury resort in St Martin has officially reopened, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.
The Belmond La Samanna resort began welcoming back guests on Feb. 15.
The resort, perched above Baie Longue beach amid 55 acres of tropical gardens, has a total of 83 accommodations, from oceanfront rooms to private villas.
The latter are a mix of three and four-bedroom villas, with full kitchens, indoor and outdoor dining spaces and infinity pools, all with sea views.
Belmond La Samanna has reopened with some other changes, from the addition of a new turtle-watching experience set to launch in April to the option of beach picnics on the sand.
It’s a significant reopening for the French side of St Martin, following the relaunch of a number of smaller resorts, along with St Martin’s celebrated Grand Case Beach Club, which has been back open for some time.
The reopening completes Belmond’s Caribbean reopening, with all of its three resorts in the region now back — Belmond La Samanna, Belmond Cap Juluca in Anguilla and Belmond Maroma on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
“We pledge that you will once again experience moments of magic on Baie Longue, among your friends and family, and look forward to greeting you back to your seaside sanctuary in St Martin,” the resort said in a statement.
It should be noted that the recent move by the French government to close tourism to the French Caribbean does not include St Martin.
That means travelers (including those from the United States) can continue visiting both St Maarten and the French side, St Martin.
Belmond La Samanna is also providing on-site PCR tests for guests in order to comply with the CDC’s pre-testing requirement for returning travelers.
You can find more on the island’s travel protocols here.
For more, visit Belmond La Samanna.