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La Playa Orient Bay

116 Parc de la Baie Orientale Bp 5146, Orient Bay 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 hotels in Orient Bay
Travellers' Choice
Directly on the beach, la Playa is an hotel offering 56 spacious Junior Suites including 1 Executive suite that has been completly renovated in 2019. All units provide kitchenette (Except Superior Junior suite) with microware, 2 stoves and refrigerator. The hotel is made up of small buildings (2 floors) and offers one swimming pool with lounge chairs and umbrella, a private beach area with sun loungers and a Bar Restaurant "La Playa" set in an exceptional location where you can enjoy breakfast by the sea the feet in the sand. Complimentary WiFi in all Rooms and the entire Hotel !
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Car hire
Couples massage
24-hour security
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Taxi service
Foot massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian


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Grade: 73 out of 100
21Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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Christina wrote a review 13 May
4 contributions
We had the best time during our stay at La Playa! They had our room ready as soon as we arrived (1pm). The staff was incredible- helped book a sailing trip, got the nurse to come give us our coronavirus test by the pool, and we easily were able to extend our stay an additional night. I loved the walk to the beach and found the landscape beautiful. The beach itself was such a pleasure. We had a delicious breakfast looking at the ocean every morning. We even had lunch on the beach a couple of times and it did not disappoint. There are a lot of vendors that come by to offer you massages, jewelry, and clothing. We had already had a massage and bought jewelry within the first two days of our trip so it became a bit hard to relax ourselves when we had to constantly turn down services. It’s across the street from a multitude of amazing restaurants so we never really had to go far to get a great meal. Overall, I had an amazing stay and I would absolutely recommend this place!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Directeur LA PLAYA, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 5 days ago
Good afternoon thanks so much for your kind feedback. it's a always a pleasure and be sure that we will share it with all our team we hope to welcome you very soon take care best regards Katy
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A G wrote a review 5 May
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My husband and I decided last minute to go on a trip. We could not have chosen a better spot to re-boost ourselves after a year of Covid! We have all been affected by it, so I won't go on! The location and rooms were very nice! The location of the hotel is great as it is within walking distance to lots of bars and restaurants. The island is not super busy, as the island has been affected by the times (covid) and therefore has less tourists. If you are worried about how to get a test, before returning to the USA leave the island, Katy , the manager, made it very easy for us . She arranged for a nurse to comes to the hotel and for $40/person, you get your test and results within 30 minutes. The Rooms are redone and very clean with beautiful floors, the bed is comfortable, and I loved their mini kitchen (great efficient design). We were on the second floor with a balcony, overlooking the ocean. Great A/C and there is even a TV in the room. The view is not straight onto the water, as the hotel is placed a bit on an angle, but we could still see it plenty well! The restaurant and chairs are right on the beach, and it's a 2 minute walk from the room to a great spot! I recommend having breakfast there in the morning! The staff at this hotel added to the fabulous week. I felt like I was visiting family! Kathy, the manager, goes above and beyond, helping us with dinner plans etc! Nina had just started and she was super sweet and helpful as well. The restaurant/beach staff are great! Chris, Alexandra, Guy Pierre, Nicolas and the bartender are there all day and working very hard to make sure everyone is happy! Thank you very much!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: 2nd or 3 rd floor. Choose the lower floor if you don't want to walk upstairs.
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Response from Directeur LA PLAYA, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your very king feedback. it's always a pleasure to receive it and to share with all our staff. don't hesitate to contact us when you would like to come back. take care stay safe and see you soon all the best Katy
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Michael H wrote a review 3 May
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This was my first time at La Playa (for my birthday) and I have to say, from the time we arrived until the day we left everything was perfect!! Katy was amazing as was the entire staff…I cannot say enough nice things about them all. From the receptionists and the office staff to the bar tenders, servers, and beach attendants, they were all amazingly friendly and helpful. Honestly, this was the best staff I have ever encountered in my entire life. The rooms were amazing as well. The AC was cold and the view was so relaxing from our balcony. The kitchen area was amazing with anything you could need to have a meal in your room if you wished. The shower had amazing water pressure and was roomy. The beds were very comfortable and I slept really well there. The on-site restaurant and bar staff were absolutely amazing and the food was ALL delicious. We never had a meal that wasn’t perfect and that wasn’t cooked to perfection. Do yourself a favor and get a burger and a poke bowl there. Breakfast is included with the room and the breakfast does not disappoint!! We never felt the need to grab breakfast or lunch anywhere else if we were not out exploring. When we wanted to relax on the beach, the beach attendants were great guys and took really good care of us. Since we had to get COVID-19 tests to enter St. Martin and to return home and Katy arranged for a nurse to come out to the resort and do our tests there to return home. As I said, she went above and beyond and we really appreciated all she did for us. I highly recommend La Playa to anyone who is looking for the perfect place to stay in St. Martin. This was my best birthday so far and the staff definitely helped make it one I will always remember by sharing my cake with us, including one staff member who shared my birthday! We will definitely be staying at La Playa again as soon as we can! Thank you to them all for making it such an wonderful vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Directeur LA PLAYA, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon Michael Thanks so much for all your compliments, it was a pleasure to share those moment and thanks so much because your comment was writing on the 03rd of may and it was my birthday so very nice. don't hesitate to contact us when you would like to come back if you have any questions take care and stay safe all the best Katy
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Basvanholten wrote a review 2 May
Reeuwijk, The Netherlands9 contributions2 helpful votes
What a nice place! We are a family with 4 teenager boys and we really liked it here. Nice beach club, renovated very clean rooms and a good restaurant. All personnel is really looking after you to have a great time. The best for us was the great kite surf location. The hotel is on the beach and we had great 15 knots on shore winds. The kite school is nice as well.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Directeur LA PLAYA, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Bonjour thanks so much for your feedback, it was a pleasure to welcome you. don't hesitate to contact me when you would like to come back take care and stay safe bestr egards Katy
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Thomas D wrote a review Apr 2021
NJ6 contributions1 helpful vote
La Playa Orient Bay definitely ranks up there as one of my favorites - if not THE favorite hotel of any I've stayed in. Visually - it's near perfect. It occupies a wonderful location right on the beach and is accented by beautiful landscaping that follows you from your room to the beach. Palms, flowing shrubs and grasses give it a truly tropical feel. The room was spacious, airy, and modern and very well thought out with a clever kitchenette and refrigerator built right in. The mattress and furniture were very comfortable and the view from the balcony was amazing (if you can, splurge for a second or third floor room). The facilities were also top-notch - from the lobby and pool all the way through to the bar and restaurant (with it's amazing food) right on the beach overlooking the turquoise waters of Orient Bay. And while all this seems great enough, what really puts La Playa above and beyond is the service. Katy, the manager, could not have been more accommodating and helpful from our initial emails to book the room through check-out. Chris and the staff in the restaurant were fantastic, Nicholas on the beach seemed to anticipate what we'd need before we even asked and GP's cocktails and sense of humor can't be beat. Every staff member (I wish I could name all of them here!!) seemed to go above and beyond and it's what transformed what otherwise was a really nice hotel to one in a class of its own!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Directeur LA PLAYA, Directeur général at La Playa Orient Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Good afternoon Thomas Thanks so much for your feedback. it was a pleasure to welcome you and your friend in La Playa. you and all the team are very friendly and so kind. I hope you had a nice trip to go home. don't hesitate to contact me again when you would like to come back take care and see you soon best regards Katy and Franck
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US$246 - US$438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Playa Orient Bay
Which popular attractions are close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Nearby attractions include Orient Bay Beach (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Playa Orient Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Playa Orient Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Piment, Astrolabe, and Le P'tit Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Playa Orient Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Playa Orient Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Playa Orient Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (9.0 km) and Wallblake House (13.9 km).
Does La Playa Orient Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is La Playa Orient Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.