St. Maarten/St. Martin

Hotels in St. Maarten/St. Martin

Between Grand Case and Orient Bay on the French half of this multicultural island, this cliffside inn delivers a modern twist on rustic Provençal style—an ocher-hued stucco exterior covered in bougainvillea, washbasins reminiscent of the Danish designer Verner Panton, colorfully tiled plunge pool

This condo resort and timeshare complex sprawls along the tip of a narrow sandy peninsula between the ocean and Oyster Pond marina, a peaceful spot on the eastern edge of Dutch St. Maarten (the far side of the marina is actually across the border on the island’s French side, known as St.

La Samanna is perfectly placed: equidistant to the nightlife on the Dutch side of St. Martin and the shopping and restaurants on the French side.

A four-bedroom, air-conditioned beachfront villa on St. Martin with a large swimming pool, media room with film projector, satellite TV, and Jacuzzi. Babysitter and chef services are available on request.

The gingerbread-trimmed Mary's Boon Beach Plantation, on the island's Dutch side, has 28 rooms painted in bright Caribbean colors, with cathedral ceilings and carved Balinese beds. Ask for a garden studio, which opens onto coconut-laden palm trees and flowering hibiscus.