2012-12-06 — / — Located on the French side of St. Martin, La Samanna has completed the second phase of an extensive renovation project. Revitalising its long-standing reputation as the ultimate luxury Caribbean destination, the Orient-Express property now features two new restaurants and a revamped lobby with sea views as part of the redesigned main building, as well as refurbished suites and rooms.

“La Samanna has been a quintessential Caribbean hideaway for more than three decades,” said General Manager Pascal Deyrolle. “While preserving the property’s authenticity is at the forefront of our Orient-Express approach, our doors reopen this season with revamped facilities and offerings designed specifically to bring back the glamour of luxury travel to St. Martin and the Caribbean.”

Flavours of La Samanna
Deepening the appreciation for culinary diversity, La Samanna’s food & beverage offerings tastefully feature French, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours. The redesigned main building consists of two new restaurants. Overlooking the pristine Caribbean Sea, Trellis complements French cuisine with an expansive Cote du Rhone selection, while Interlude is a casual option for al fresco breakfast and dinner.

The newly remodelled Baie Longue Bar, aptly named after the world-renowned beach the property sits on, is an ideal spot for evening cocktails or an intimate outdoor gathering. The Beach Bar serves lunch with fresh seafood, snacks and salads, complemented with Caribbean-inspired concoctions.

For special occasions and celebrations, guests can reserve La Cave for a wine-pairing dinner, curated by Head Sommelier Christian Mirande from more than 12,000 bottles. Guests can also select from the new 24 hour room service menu, including Asian, Caribbean and American cuisine.

Luxurious Accommodation
83 meticulously decorated, oceanview rooms and suites present the ideal balance between modern comforts and effortless island living. The fresh design blends traditional whites, paying homage to property’s history dating back to 1972, with soft Mediterranean hued accents, which abound at the resort’s natural setting. Each room features original artwork by local artists, which depict scenes or locations in St. Martin and the Caribbean. Etchings from renowned Caribbean artist, Sir Roland Richardson, who has been the property’s resident artist for many years, hang in each room and Richardson’s noted oil paintings adorn the walls of the property’s largest suites. In addition, artist Antoine Chapon, a 25-year resident of the island, is represented by his beautiful watercolour prints, which reflect the local Caribbean culture.

The Villas at La Samanna embody a luxurious Caribbean lifestyle where complete indulgence awaits. Entirely self contained and private, each of these oceanfront three- and four-bedroom residences offer 4,600 square feet of sumptuous splendour including a full kitchen, dining room, indoor and outdoor living room, wrap-around terraces and a stunning infinity edge pool.

Wellness Retreat
La Samanna’s award-winning spa features seven treatment rooms, including five indoor/outdoor suites – each with a private Zen garden and outdoor shower. The new menu with Sisley and Pure Altitude products includes such diverse options from Roucou Pre-Tanning Treatment and Thai Reflexology to the Angel Bliss Programme for younger guests. Fitness amenities include a Pilates studio, Peter Burwash International managed tennis courts, and personal trainer services.

Rates start at £618 for deluxe ocean view rooms. For further information or to make a booking please visit or call the Orient-Express UK reservations team on 0845 077 2222.


Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination’s authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express brand embraces 45 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, two river cruise operations and the ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most iconic restaurants and watering holes.

For further information, please contact Emily Wilson or Sara Mirza at Orient-Express on 0203 117 1376 or,