Nature enthusiasts and ocean lovers flock to St Martin to enjoy an unforgettable Caribbean vacation brimming with an abundance of experience. This idyllic destination offers everything one needs for a well-rounded vacation, from powdery white beaches and turquoise waters to action-packed nightlife and duty-free retail.
St. Martin is divided into two sides; the Dutch side is known for its festive beaches, handmade jewelry, and Caribbean-style rum-based guavaberry concoctions, while the French side is famous for its nude beaches, retail outlets, and authentic French cuisine. Finding a centrally located accommodation is the best way to experience the best of St. Martin without traveling far and wide.
From the region’s finest boutique hotels, luxury resorts, and family-run B&Bs here are our favorite cool and unusual hotels in St. Martin, The Caribbean (in no particular order)...
1. Le Martin Boutique Hôtel – a hip, upbeat and Insta-worthy boutique property ideal for partying Millennials and Gen Zs
Le Martin Boutique Hotel promises an enriching vacation with its scenic location, soothing accommodations, and free-spirited setting that encourages travelers to socialize and connect with the local culture. Vacationers can explore sea-view suites with sprawling terraces or settle for a room that offers delightful views of the beach and garden.
Le Martin is deeply grounded in age-old traditions and family memorabilia. Each of the six suites is named after the owners’ grandparents, dedicating the establishment to their legacy. The bedrooms include Marius’ room, Marcella’s room, Peter’s room, and Rene’s room.
Guests speak highly of the complimentary breakfast spread featuring an assortment of sweet and savory treats whipped from traditional family recipes.
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2. Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa – a trendy, chic and contemporary pet-friendly resort that offers a distinctive and unforgettable experience
A heavenly island escape nestled in the remote location of Anse Marcel Bay, the Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa beckons travelers to enjoy a peaceful stretch of powdery white sand and calm azure waters.
The Secrets Resort blends contemporary luxury with St. Martin’s rich culture to curate a one-of-its-kind island experience.
The interiors radiate authentic Caribbean accents with a European twist. Guests can explore an array of beautifully adorned guest rooms and suites featuring stunning views of the ocean, marina, and mountains. Guests can soak up the sun in the infinity pool or treat themselves to rejuvenating massages and beauty treatments at the onsite spa.
- To book, check prices or availability for Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa
3. Les Galets Sxm – a cool and unique place to stay in St. Martin based in the heart of a green setting embraced by fruit trees
Nature lovers flock to Les Galets to immerse themselves in greenery, bougainvilleas, and authentic Caribbean culture while enjoying close proximity to the finest beaches on Orient Bay. Vacationers can explore 5 independently-owned bungalows featuring comfortable bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and seating and dining areas.
Large groups planning to stay near Orient Bay Beach can explore the Villa Les Pebbles, a 3-bedroom bungalow with a living room, kitchen, terrace, dining room, and swimming pool. Les Galets also offers a lavish sea-view apartment in Grand Case.
Guests enjoy splashing around in the heated swimming pool and socializing by the sun loungers. The onsite restaurant, Table d’hôtes, is one of St. Martin’s finest dining spots to feast on seafood and local delicacies.
- To book, check prices or availability for Les Galets Sxm
4. The Paradise Peak – one of the most Instagrammable hotels in St. Martin
Perched in a beautiful landscape surrounded by flowering and fruit-laden trees, Paradise Peak offers a relaxing setting despite its central location in the heart of Grand Case, within proximity to Marigot and the Naturist Happy Bay Beach.
This adults-only boutique hotel is a popular choice for nature lovers eager to venture off the beaten path and enjoy proximity to the mountains and the island. Paradise Peak has two kinds of accommodations, garden rooms, and pool rooms. The garden rooms allow travelers to wake up with majestic views of the sunrise over the mountains, while the west-facing pool rooms offer island views with marble-clad bathrooms.
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5. La Villa Hibiscus Hôtel – an intimate and gorgeous boutique hotel that offers a peaceful setting surrounded by lush nature
Nestled 0.6 miles from Orient Bay Beach, La Villa Hibiscus is a centrally located accommodation featuring luxurious guest rooms, an outdoor pool, a bar, and an onsite restaurant. Travelers can explore a variety of guest rooms to find their match.
Each room is equipped with air conditioning, smart appliances, a safety deposit box, a work desk, ensuite bathrooms, a seating area, and a sprawling balcony. Some accommodations offer a kitchenette with a stovetop to prepare one’s own meals. Guests enjoy access to a lovely garden, a sun terrace, free parking, concierge services, and luggage storage space.
The onsite restaurant is a popular dining spot to indulge in authentic French cuisine prepared with seasonal produce and locally farmed ingredients.
- To book, check prices or availability for La Villa Hibiscus Hôtel
6. Love Boutique Hotel – a cute, stylish and trendy beachfront hotel where guests can appreciate Insta-worthy panoramic views
A splendid venue for a romantic getaway, the Love Boutique Hotel beckons travelers with its stunning expanse, overlooking the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by powdery white sand.
Tucked in the heart of Grand Case, Love Boutique serves as an ideal base to connect with the local community, feast on authentic Caribbean delicacies, and explore St. Martin’s pristine beaches.
The hotel offers six ocean view guest rooms with private terraces and five rooms featuring private patios and terraces to enjoy unobstructed views of the action-packed Grand Case boulevard. The comfortable accommodations have a soothing nature-inspired color palette and a relaxing ambiance, with expansive windows to feast one’s eyes on the magical scenery.
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7. Villa Jwi Lavi Boutique Hotel – a laid-back boutique hotel that provides a peaceful setting where you can unplug and unwind
Nestled in a quaint and tranquil area in Cul de Sac, the Villa Jwi Lavi is an elegant boutique hotel featuring 5 beautifully decorated, spacious suites. This family-run establishment is highly commended for its traditional hospitality, dedicated service, and complimentary spread of homemade breakfast.
The suites, Coconut, Guava Mango, Passion, and Vanilla, range from 45 to 65 m2, featuring spacious seating areas, flat-screen TVs, ensuite bathrooms, and in-room appliances. Some rooms offer balconies, while others offer expansive windows to enjoy unparalleled views of Pinel Island.
This delightful villa offers a luxury pool, tropical gardens, a sunbathing area, and access to the region’s most popular attractions, including the Grandes Cayes Beach, Anse Marcel Beach, and Îlet Pinel.
- To book, check prices or availability for Villa Jwi Lavi Boutique Hotel
8. Les Balcons d’Oyster Pond – a cozy and charming resort that is the perfect home away from home
Les Balcons d’Oyster Pond is home to 19 individually-owned bungalows featuring spacious terraces, swimming pools, and vibrant Caribbean gardens. Nestled on Oyster Pond Bay, this upscale establishment offers easy access to Dawn Beach and the Marina.
Vacationers seeking independence and privacy can explore tastefully decorated bungalows and 2 cottages with private plunge pools. Each bungalow is uniquely decorated, but all offer private terraces, fully-equipped kitchens, gas grills, and smart appliances. Guests enjoy free access to the shared swimming pool deck and tropical gardens surrounding the premises.
The location is splendid for indulging in an array of island adventures, from kayaking and surfing to hiking and planning boat trips to nearby islands.
- To book, check prices or availability for Les Balcons d’Oyster Pond
9. COSY DUPLEX A LA BAIE ORIENTALE – a travel sustainable apartment that is within walking distance of the beautiful Orient Bay Beach
A well-lit and vibrant vacation rental boasting a central location on the beach road, Cozy Duplex positions travelers in the heart of all the action, from water sports and nightlife to hiking trails and nautical adventures. This air-conditioned duplex comes with a fully-equipped kitchenette, a living room, a shower room, and a mezzanine bedroom.
Guests have access to smart appliances, hotplates, kitchenware, and cookware, while the furnished living spaces make the rental ideal for families with children. The living room features an expansive bay window that leads into the terrace – a lovely spot with garden furniture.
The shared swimming pool offers deck chairs and mattresses, and guests can use the wooden gazebo to enjoy picnics in the garden.
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10. Villa Laucaly – a family-friendly villa that offers spacious rooms and great facilities
Home to three stylishly embellished bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, Villa Laucaly offers a dreamy setting for a romantic getaway or a family reunion. This detached house offers ample privacy, independence, and lavish amenities like a private pool, outdoor shower, an American kitchen, a tropical garden, and a furnished deck terrace.
Each room has a soothing color palette and minimalist furniture to create a relaxing ambiance. The unit is furnished with all the linens, appliances, and kitchenware needed to ensure a home-like experience.
Travelers seeking a well-rounded St. Martin vacation cannot ask for a better location. This rental offers proximity to innumerable popular attractions, including Green Cay, the Parotte Ville Bird Sanctuary Museum, and the Loterie Farm Treetop Adventure Park.
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11. Life is Good in SXM – stunning beachfront accommodation set in a tranquil location
Life is Good lives up to its name with a laidback charm and heartfelt hospitality, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the beauty and vibrancy of St. Martin’s local culture. Designed like a quintessential home-away-from-home, this quirky establishment is home to furnished apartments and a luxurious villa.
Travelers can explore accommodations in different locations on Cul de Sac and Orient Bay. Large families and groups will find the 3-bedroom oceanfront villa highly suited to their accommodation needs. Vacationers eager to reside in Orient Bay can explore an array of apartments, enjoying easy access to the beach, local restaurants, and the island’s rip-roaring nightlife.
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12. Fully renovated large and dual-aspect apartment with ocean view, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces – a lavish oceanview apartment ideal for large groups and long stay
Situated 100 meters from Orient Bay and 600 meters from Caye Verte, this fully renovated 2-bedroom apartment is a beach lover’s delight. This beautiful beachfront rental offers an ideal location to start one’s day with a dip in the ocean, followed by cultural and gastronomic adventures across the island.
The apartment offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining area, a functional kitchen, and a furnished terrace overlooking the garden. Guests have everything they need to feel right at home, from bed linens and bath amenities to flat-screen TV, smart appliances, and kitchenware.
Guests staying at this rental enjoy proximity to Emilio Wilson Park, Cyrus Wathey Square, and the Festival Village.
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