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Recommendations for hotel at Orient Beach

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Hello! My husband and I are looking for a place to stay near Orient Beach the 3rd week of February. We like smaller boutique hotels with staff to provide advice and a bar, at minimum. Don't necessarily need resort amenities. Walking distance to beach is a plus, Hotel Esmeralda and Palm Court both look promising. We would appreciate any advice to help us chose between the two, or would entertain other possibilities.

Thank you in advance!

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We loved La Playa and cannot wait to return. Full breakfast included, small kitchenette, bar, on the beach and walkable to restaurants and small grocery store

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We always rent a self-catering unit, and have no first-hand experience. However, friends stayed at La Playa, pre-COVID, and were pleased with accommodation and service. Best of luck.

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La Playa is wonderful.

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And to add a bit of context, we stayed at Esmeralda during our first three trips to SXM. Twice before Irma, once after. It will always hold a special place in our hearts. We fell in love with St Martin during those stays - but we decided to change it up so we stayed at La Playa last year just before the pandemic took off. IMO, La Playa wins across the board. Why? Small property yet feels “resorty”, beautiful grounds, clean and comfortable rooms (all renovated post Irma), nice folks run the place, very good food at beach bar/restaurant and the location is perfect. Steps away from the village restaurants and Bikini beach bar, which stays open late into the night (some nights there’s live music or DJ....at least pre-COVID). Highly recommend.

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Thank you! La Playa it is!

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Leanne, you don’t mention where home is. Are you aware of the test requirements first to come to the island, and then to return to both Canada and the U S right now? Best of luck.

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We loved la playa as well! Visited over Christmas. Could not recommend it more! : )

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