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21 June 2018

Belmond opens reservations for its sparkling Caribbean beach retreat Belmond La Samanna, St Martin

Belmond announces its sparkling beach retreat, Belmond La Samanna, is back on the scene in St Martin. Following a chic restyle, the resort will be ready to welcome guests from 10th December 2018.

Located within the island’s most prestigious French West Indies neighbourhood, overlooking Baie Longue’s mile-long white sands; the resort invites guests to indulge in elegant European cuisine, sip Champagne at sunset and explore the vibrant coastline’s designer boutiques and over 400 restaurants.

Belmond La Samanna offers the best of both worlds - a stylish private beach and spa oasis that embodies the island’s classic French spirit.

SEA OF PASTEL CHIC

Flourishing under the art direction of ‘Pastel-chic’ is the resort’s 83 rooms and public spaces, which have been given a refresh by interior design firm MuzaLab, London. Pastel blues, greens, pinks and peaches are inspired by the natural tones of the Caribbean Sea, shells and corals and are used alongside intricate and colourful botanical prints on fabrics, artworks, lighting and mirrors. As guests explore the newly invigorated Baie Longue Bar, Trellis restaurant and main building, these playful colour palettes evoke a sense of place and allude to French romance.

CULINARY OCCASIONS

Contributing to St Martin’s reputation as the Caribbean’s culinary capital - Belmond La Samanna reopens its sophisticated beachfront French restaurant Trellis - where dining is an occasion to dress up and remember; as the chefs serve up culinary masterpieces with European finesse. The historic La Cave Wine Cellar is the largest private wine cellar in the Caribbean and offers a memorable dining and fine wine pairing experience curated by the Head Chef.

The resort’s new look Beach Bar is a glamorous nightspot by the water’s edge for a Champagne or cosmopolitan cocktail as the sun goes down. Playful swings, monochrome lounge seating and dramatic chandeliers invite a cause for celebration.

BEACH SCENE AND BEYOND

A wide variety of activities cater for every taste and style seekers will love the many nearby designer boutiques and fashionable market stalls that line the colourful French capital of Marigot.

The Water Sports Cabana is the first stop for the active adventurer and Baie Longue beach provides the stunning backdrop for a host of water sports and excursions, including, water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving off nearby reefs. Tennis lessons with the resort pro are the perfect way to make the most of the cooler mornings.

The candlelit hilltop La Samanna Spa, nestled in tropical gardens, offers indulgent locally- inspired massages and treatments by luxurious French brands Sisley and Pure Altitude.

FANTASY JETSETTER ISLAND HOPPING

With chic-island hideaway Belmond Cap Juluca opening on 17th November 2018, the two resorts offer an easy twin centre stay with a chance for guests to enjoy the serenity of Anguilla and ‘Joie de Vivre’ of St Martin. A five-night stay (3 nights at Belmond La Samanna / 2 nights at Belmond Cap Juluca) for two people during low season, subject to availability, starts from $3,500 and includes transfers and $200 per resort credit, excluding taxes and resort fees.

DESTINATION DETAILS

Belmond La Samanna, St Martin prices start from $545/£390 for a Deluxe Ocean View Room and for an Ocean View Suite $845/£605 per night. The resort is a short private car transfer from Princess Juliana International Airport that serves direct daily flights from US, Canada, France and Netherlands.

For reservations please visit: www.belmond.com

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About Belmond:

Belmond is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 46 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants. belmond.com

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