Make a plan for your clan on “The Friendly Island,” the Caribbean’s St. Martin

St-Martin resort

Travelling with your loved ones can be one of life’s greatest pleasures…provided, of course, you choose the right type of accommodation. Nothing derails the vacation of a lifetime faster than checking into a resort lacking the space and amenities needed to keep the kids and grandparents comfortable and entertained.

Thankfully, the Caribbean’s St. Martin has no shortage of incredible properties willing and able to welcome every type of family: the rowdy, the quiet, the beach lovers, and the thrill seekers. If you’re planning a family trip to this white sand paradise once COVID restrictions ease, read up on the resorts below to discover why St. Martin should be top of your list:

La Playa Orient Bay

Best for: Larger families looking for a little bit of everything

Situated just steps away from the famous Orient Bay, La Playa’s beach offers warm waves, a gentle breeze, and plenty of water sports to entertain the kids. Its 56 rooms are spacious, colourful, well-equipped with modern amenities, and boast proximity to either the freshwater pool or the beach. Parents can opt for an in-suite massage as the kids take to the water via parasail as grandpa keeps a watchful eye from the comfort of a sun lounger.

Grand Case Beach Club 

Best for: Smaller families who love the water and consider themselves foodies 

Uniquely situated along the two best beaches for swimming on the island, Grand Case Beach Club provides an intimate, secluded atmosphere in a stunning locale. The charming apartment-style accommodations come in one and two bedroom options, impressing up to six people with a full kitchen and custom furnishings. The fantastic location naturally lends itself to aquatic activities, but also to exquisite culinary experiences: there are many casual and fine dining restaurants only a skip away from the property.

Belmond La Samanna 

Best for: Adventurous families who like to enjoy the finer things together 

As you might expect from any property bearing the prestigious Belmond name, La Samanna is the picture of luxury. Newly renovated suites blend regal and nautical flair with private balconies and stunning ocean views. World-class dining at L’Oursin restaurant offers inspired French flavour set against an idyllic seascape. The experiences here are beyond comparison: take a day trip to the uninhabited island of Tintamarre, snorkel with the sea turtles, or hike St. Martin’s captivating forest canopy.

Source: l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin

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