French Saint Martin covers the northern two thirds of the island of St Maarten, the rest of it is Dutch Sint Maarten. The French side has the majority of the island's natural treasures: here you'll find the spectacular bluffs overlooking the ocean, prettiest secluded coves and the lushest interior. And the best places to stay in Saint Martin are also some of the best places to stay in the whole of the Caribbean.
Saint Martin's capital is Marigot, which is where you'll find the marina and the best boutiques, but you're probably better off staying right on one of Saint Martin's beautiful beaches . You've an excellent choice between long and lively beaches or small, quiet secluded ones. This side of the island has a slew of high quality restaurants, with some of the best to be found around 'cool' Grand Case.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Saint Martin range from the top notch luxury of La Samanna, to a bargain hotel with chic rooms that start from just over £50 per night!
Saint Martin, St Martin
A hotel for the budget minded traveller who appreciates contemporary style and being close to the beach. Large bright rooms, some more romantic than others decked out in light woods and all white bedding. Lovely sun deck and a short walk from the great beach below.
An excellent four star hotel suited to families, foodies, and beach goers alike. Charming rooms, suites, and two-bedrooms villas, all with their own kitchens. Swimming pool, romantic poolside terrace, and plenty of restaurants to choose from on the beachfront or directly on the beach.
A beachside hotel for those who appreciate a bit of boutique chic. Luxurious rooms, suites, and spacious condos, all with kitchens, white washed walls, and romantic furnishings. Large central pool, fine dining French restaurant, beach restaurant and direct access to the beach.
A contemporary chic set up with all the mod cons makes for an ideal base for a family beach holiday. Rooms and two bedroom suites all in white have DVD players, iPod docking stations, kitchens, and living areas. A short walk out of the hotel onto the beach. Ideally located for beach life.
A luxurious beach boutique suited to the sophisticated traveller. Four Star comforts and elegant decor throughout; romantic suites with kitchens and living areas. Large pool, top of the range spa, fitness centre, and a gourmet discovery package. Ideal for couples and families.
A dreamy little spot and a hidden gem with boutique interiors and varying accommodation. Rooms, lofts, and a two-bedroom villa (with its own infinity pool) with romantic furnishings, a laid back atmosphere, and sea views. Tennis and squash courts on site. Delightfully unpretentious.
Marigot, St Martin
The piece de resistance on the French side of St Martin. Luxury for the scrupulous traveller, the honeymooner, a family, or friends. Uber chic rooms, suites, and 3/4 bedroom villas, have all white walls, marble bathrooms and all the mod cons. Three fantastic restaurants, spa, and private beach.