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St Martin/St Maarten / Boutique/Small Hotels & Inns

By Nigel Tisdall

If you are looking for a small hotel - less than 20 rooms - the best choice is on St Martin. These are generally well-run and attract regular guests who appreciate the civilised, family-friendly style that it is typical of the French approach to holidays. Many are set by or near the beach but it can also be enjoyable to stay up in the hills behind – if you do this it is best to hire a car. Breakfast and wifi is often included in room rates, which are subject to a government tax of 4% (St Martin) or 5% (St Maarten). A service charge of 10-15% may also be applied to your bill.

Please see below for our St Martin/Maarten boutique and small hotel recommendations and listings.

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Looking for inspiration?

  1. Experience the sights and sounds of Orient Beach
  2. Swim to Pinel Island for a decadent lunch at Karibuni
  3. Climb to Fort-Louis above Marigot and appreciate the historic views
  4. Enjoy classic French cuisine in Grand-Case
  5. Sail to Anguilla or St Barth’s for the day

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