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Esmeralda Resort
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Esmeralda several times. The quality of stay at first was great but fell off 3 years ago or so. The property now has new owners I think and everything has been refurbished, the security is good and we had a blast like the old days.

We will go back again now because of the upgrades. We even sent our son and his new wife there on their honeymoon.

Room Tip: Some pools are better for skinny dipping than others. Check out a property map. Don't stay next to the Office.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our favorite vacation place of all. We have been going to Esmeralda for the past ten years, usually once per year for about 10 days and occasionally twice per year. The atmosphere is quiet and friendly and the grounds are beautifully groomed. The staff is always upbeat and can't do enough for you. The rooms are always clean and the beds are made by about 10am.Esmeralda has been through a major renovation of its 18 villas in the past two years with upgrades in furniture, hot and cold water, etc.

Each of the villas has its own swimming pool. Our daily routine has been rise at about 6am, walk on the beach for about an hour just about sunrise. The air is clear, and you can watch the sun rise over St. Barths. After our walk, we do a quick swim in the ocean, then walk back to the villa and jump in the pool to get the sand and salt off. After a quick shower, we head to Astrolab, the restaurant on the resort for a continental breakfast or more if you eat a hearty breakfast and a cup of good strong French coffee. The rest of the day, you can enjoy visiting places in St. Martin or just stay and relax on the beach.

Esmeralda is a short 50 foot walk to the beach. You go down a short hill through Coco's bar and restaurant right to the beach. Coco's supplies lounge chairs and full meals but also provides service for drinks and food brought to your beach chair. The beach chairs are all free as part of the deal staying at Esmeralda. There are many more places along Orient Beach to rent chairs, but Esmeralda has the best location. There are tons of water sports like parasailing, Hobecats , Wave Runners, all up and down the beach.

Although Coco's is a great place for lunch and dinner (breakfast comes free at Astrolab if you stay at Esmeralda), some of the best restaurants we have ever enjoyed are in Grand Case, a short drive away. The Village D'Orient is a short walk also and has several outstanding restaurants. Le Piment in the Village serves the best pizza we have ever had.

We can't wait for our next trip to St. Martin and Esmeralda.

Room Tip: Unit 46 is close to the beach and is nice and private.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We have stayed at Esmeralda quite a few times. We enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The rooms are very clean, nice and large. Everyone is so nice. The staff on the beach is great. The restaurant on the beach has the BEST hamburgers. We enjoy walking to the little restaurants & grocery store in the area. Already have reservations for next year. We love having private pools just for the rooms in your complex.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank PandB71
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This was our first visit to Esmeralda Resort. It was absolutely perfect! One of the best vacations we have ever had. Room was clean, resort lovely and the staff were very professional and friendly. We love the beach and wait stff there. We have never hada vacation where we felt so relaxed and pampered. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our resort. Over the past few years we have made many improvements to the property and it so nice to hear that our efforts have paid off. We are looking forward to your next visit. Remeber to note "repeat guest" when you make your reservation.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

This was a wonderful resort. The reason I gave it four stars instead of five, is the facility is a little older, but nevertheless, is updated, clean, and picturesque. The air conditioning is a wall unit, which was somewhat noisy and blew right on us when we slept. Other than that, the property was well maintained, and the service of the staff was excellent.

Room Tip: See if there are any rooms that have the A/C located other than facing the bed.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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USAsalesoffice, Director of Sales at Esmeralda Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to writing a review. We at the Esmeralda are pleased that you njoyed your stay. It is through comments like this that we can continually improve and as a result of your review we will be undertaking an inspection of all airco units which were all newly installed in 2011. Thank you.

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