Hotel Check IN La Samanna by Belmond  |  Baie Longue, Saint Martin  |  Long overdo, since I Checked IN three days ago, but I have been having too much fun and also the Ocean Front Villa I am being hosted by Belmond is so HUGE that I have to find the way to video tape the entire villa without getting you guys bored. Welcomed to Saint Martin island in the Caribbean. This beautiful island, shared by France and The Netherlands. La Samanna is located on the French side, over the Caribbean Sea, in between stunning Baie Longue beach and Cupecoy. I am staying for a total of 3 nights, and I must say I would just move in. 
La Samanna was taken over, years ago by Belmond, and fully renovated after an multimillion dollar investment by the corporation keeping the glam-posh Caribbean style. Enjoy gracious hospitality at the La Samanna.

The epitome of graceful Mediterranean architecture, La Samanna offers 83 air-conditioned guestrooms, suites and villas, each with an extraordinary ocean view. Luxury accommodation includes traditional guestrooms, one- two- and three-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom villas, with living rooms, dining areas and private terraces or balconies that look out onto the beach. I am being hosted at a 3 Bedrooms 2 Floors Villa overlooking both Baie Longue and Cupecoy. (video above of the Lower Level on my Ocean Front Villa – Sula)

Three- or four-bedroom Villas is palatial yet comfortable. Master bedrooms have generous private terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the fully equipped kitchens are perfectly suited to entertaining. Large bathrooms feature both a rain shower and spacious tub. Wrapped around the front of each Villa is an oversized terrace—the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the spectacular sea views. Architectural details include floor-to-ceiling windows, graceful archways, teak accents and Italian marble flooring. (video above Upper Level of my Ocean Front Villa – Sula)
I have been having such a fabulous time here and the management and staff at La Samanna, has gone above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and to show me all the wonders and secrets of the island. I must be fully honest, and if you follow me, you know I am not a huge fan of the Caribbean, but it is ALWAYS exciting to discover new gems. Perfect destination for a quick getaway, to have it combined with St Bath. I still have pending to visit Anguilla, Saba and Nevis…
The beach is just drop dead G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S. The white colored sand, and intense blue and green from the Caribbean Sea and the perfect temperature. Baie Longue at Terra Basse, where La Samanna is located is the longest beach in Saint Martin. It offers either from you villa, suite and most public areas, breathtaking views. Enjoy your private Cabana, and your bottle of Champagne, while you plan your day, just relaxing or doing some of the water activities like snorkeling or wave running.
I have plenty of comments and videos to come, which I will post once I check OUT and back in New York. But so far I must say that this is P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E, only a few hours away from home.  Orient-Express, creates destination experiences in a glamorous, exclusive still informal and enjoyable way. Attention to detail and excellence in service. I had the chance to try their Spa, which it is rather humble, but when you combine basic with great taste and beyond professional therapists, it comes to an perfect experience. Also I have the honor to join the General Manager and Executive Chef Gil Dumoulin, for a private dinner last night at La Cave, which was indeed a journey to haute French cuisine and flavors in the Caribbean. Will be doing a full post about this.

For now, I will head back to work….. at the pool. Weekend is almost here and time to enjoy the sun. Breakfast and to see what the staff at La Samanna has planned for me today. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator –

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