Getaway Plan: Soak Up St. Martin
BY KATHY YL CHAN
The Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin recently received a $10 million renovation
The Caribbean island of St. Martin is divided into two territories, one a sovereignty of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the other under the jurisdiction of France. While the Dutch side of the island has a larger population and is more oriented toward nightlife and casinos, the French side has a decidedly quieter, more relaxed resort town feel.
Sitting pretty on the French end is the recently revamped Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin—an 18-acre jewel of a hotel with 1,600 feet of pristinely kept shoreline. From the Princess Juliana International Airport, the resort is just a 20-minute water taxi ride away. The taxi docks at the Anse Marcel Marina, and the resort is tucked into a secluded cove of Anse Marcel’s National Nature Reserve.
What to expect? Think understated Caribbean luxury and top-notch service, Nespresso machines and a rainbow of coffee capsules in each spacious and meticulously maintained room, and lighting fast concierge service. A quarter of the more than 250 units are suites—plus there’s a spa, two eateries, and plenty of verdant garden space. Here’s how to make the most of your stay at the hotel, and the island.
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