Belmond Reopens La Samanna Luxury Resort in St Martin

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Belmond has reopened its signature luxury hotel in St Martin. 

After a summer closure, La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, St Martin, officially relaunched this week. 

The hotel, set on 55 acres adjusting St Martin’s renowned Baie Longue beach, has reopened with a host of new experiences and wellness offerings. 

That includes a new culinary series called La Cave Under the Stars, which will feature a roster of intentional guest chefs and sommeliers at the resort’s La Cave Wine Cellar. 

The series will kick off with a two-day event in partnership with Veuve Clicquot on Nov. 27-29; the next will be Jan. 28-30, 2022, under the stewardship of acclaimed James Beard Award-winning New York City Chef David Waltuck. 

In mid-December, the resort will kick off a new artist-in-residence series, with a month-long exhibition of the work of French photographer Francois Castelain — one the will include complimentary portraiture photography classes with Castelain. 

On the wellness side, the property’s lush La Samanna Spa is launching a new program called Energetic Re-Mastery, led by resident energy healer and wellness expert Christine Caruso. 

La Samanna joins a group of popular resorts open on the French side of St Martin, most notably the celebrated Grand Case Beach Club. 

The reopening comes as the island recently updated its travel rules, waiving pre-testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers. (The resort has also added its own on-site testing facility, with return tests organized by La Samanna and taken in the privacy of guests’ own rooms). 

You can find St Maarten’s entry protocols here.

For more, visit La Samanna. 

– CJ