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St. Martin’s La Samanna Reopens with Decadent New Dining and Wellness Experiences

This extravagant Caribbean resort rolls out the red carpet with a variety of exciting events.

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La Samanna
This resort is located on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach and water on either side of this laidback, charming island. La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel

La Samanna, a Belmond Hotel, located on St Martin’s Baie Longue beach, has reopened and ramped up guest experiences with new offerings in dining and wellness. For starters, what better way to welcome travelers back than with new holiday events?

Christmas at La Samanna promises to be a festive affair. Guests can enjoy complimentary Champagne cocktails and French canapés with live music on Christmas Eve followed by an elaborate Christmas Day brunch. A jolly old soul in a red suit is scheduled to arrive in spirit on a jet ski.

Additionally, the property’s La Cave Wine Cellar, one of the largest private cellars in the Caribbean, will host international guest chefs and sommeliers for a series of special events.

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The new La Cave Under the Stars series kicks off November 27-29, 2021, in partnership with Veuve Clicquot. There will be a selection of activities that guests can book including a champagne picnic and daily breakfasts with a Veuve Clicquot brunch bar. A tasting class, led by Veuve Clicquot expert and head of research and development Gaelle Goossens, is also available to guests. The event will culminate with a 5-course dinner with Champagne pairings, including La Grande Dame, one of the world’s finest Grand Cru Champagne vintages. This exclusive dinner will be limited to just 20 guests. Cost is $195.00 per person.

Acclaimed New York City Chef David Waltuck will visit January 28-30, 2022. The four-time James Beard Award Winner and owner of famed restaurant Chanterelle will host a special event for resort guests.

La Cave
La Cave already offers an intimate and fulfilling dining experience, but the resort will take it to another level with the Under the Stars concept. La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel

La Samanna will host a month-long exhibition of French photographer François Castelain beginning on December 15, 2021. The exhibit will feature the artist’s intimate portraits of local residents, highlighting the beauty and diversity of the island.  Resort guests can also book complimentary portrait sessions with Castelain.

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The resort will also continue its artist-in-residency series throughout the new year to celebrate the island’s creative community.

Wellness Experiences

The La  Samanna Spa will offer a series of guided meditation sessions in addition to private in-villa treatments. Daily sunrise yoga classes, Reiki, and evening meditation programs are also available.

Private Sanctuaries Package 

La Samanna’s ocean view three- and four-bedroom villas offer wraparound terraces, full kitchens, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, and private infinity pools. The package also includes daily breakfasts and private beach cabanas. Minimum stay of three nights.

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Getting There

Travelers fly into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on the Dutch side, before crossing into the French side to vacation at La Samanna.  All travelers are required to complete the Electronic Health Authorization System (EHAS). A negative Covid-19 test is no longer required for entry, with proof of vaccination. Guests returning to the U.S. can get an antigen test on-site.

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