Esprit de la Mer
Les Terres Basses, Saint Martin
Les Terres Basses, Saint Martin
At just 87 square kilometres, the Caribbean island of St. Martin packs an impressive amount of luxury, tropical beauty, and unparalleled opportunities for rest and relaxation into its relatively small size. The island is split into two territories: Saint Martin, to the north, which is the French territory, while Sint Maarten, to the south, is governed by the Dutch.
Saint Martin boasts beautiful white-sand beaches, incredible greenery, incredible cuisine and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.
Whether you're looking to immerse yourself the island's rich cultural history, partake in some of the world's best snorkelling, tantalize your taste buds with rich Creole and West Indian cooking, or simply stretch out and enjoy the sun, sand and surf, Saint Martin is the ideal island getaway.
Whether you're travelling with a large group, a family with children, or booking a romantic honeymoon for two, there's a luxury vacation rental in Saint Martin for you. Your home-away-from-home will offer all the amenities you need, in addition to incredible, luxurious touches like private pools, high-end appliances and fixtures, and top-of-the-line furnishings and decor.
With multiple bedrooms and plenty of amenities to keep youngsters entertained while adults relax poolside, we offer many villas suitable for family vacations of any size. Here are just a few:
Amandara: This five-bedroom villa has a large games room, featuring table tennis and ping pong, as well as an outdoor bocce court and volleyball court. A private Thai pavilion offers a quiet escape for parents.
Amalia: Amalia features a family room with a pool table, an outdoor ping-pong table, and a gorgeous pool looking out over the sea.
Glacier Moreno: At this villa, the master bedroom is adjoined with a smaller bedroom, which features bunk beds, allowing parents to stay close to young travellers. Two additional downstairs suites make Glacier Moreno ideal for large family vacations.
Many newlywed couples opt for a Caribbean honeymoon, but these Saint Martin villas are also ideal for anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
La Vie En Bleu: An outdoor Jacuzzi will offer plenty of opportunities for romantic, relaxing evenings under the stars at this modern, stunningly-appointed villa.
Lune de Miel: Enjoy alfresco dining at this villa, whose open interior design guarantees plenty of connection and intimacy between you and your partner.
Leones: A two-storey, one-bedroom apartment with a private entrance, striking wood finishes, and a beautiful private pool — with its own waterfall.
No visit to Saint Martin is complete without ample time at the beach — and, at these villas, the sand and surf are just steps away.
Casa de la Playa: It's all in the name: this five-bedroom villa is located on what is maybe the most coveted stretch of beach in French St Martin, the pristine white-sand Baie Longue.
Turtle Nest: Also on the famed Baie Longue, Turtle Nest boasts incredible views of the islands of Saba, Statia, Kitts and Nevis.
Mongoose Run: Located on Baie Rouge, the three-bedroom Mongoose Run also features a private plunge pool, and is nestled within beautiful, lush, tropical gardens.
Let the attentive, knowledgeable staff at our villas elevate your vacation to a level of pure relaxation.
L'Oasis: Ideal for groups or families, L'Oasis has six bedrooms, two pools, and is fully staffed with a butler, a personal chef, and housekeeping personnel.
Sandyline: Housekeeping staff, as well as pool maintenance staff, will make your stay at the seven-bedroom Sandyline — which also features a fully-equipped gym and tennis court — worry-free.
Mapai: This fully-staffed villa offers you the opportunity to visit nearby Pinel Island via kayak, or simply relax poolside in one of the luxe daybeds.
Saint Martin does not require tourist visas, but you will need to have proof of onward travel and return flights.
Most flights into Saint Martin arrive at St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport. This airport is located on Sint Maarten, which is the Dutch side of the island.
There is public transportation on Saint Martin, and buses run daily between 5 a.m. and midnight, but do not have a set schedule. The best way to get around the island is by taxi, or by renting a vehicle, which can be done at or near St. Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport. In addition, there are bicycles available for rental throughout the island.
The best time of year to visit St. Martin and St. Martin is between May and June, or between November and mid-December.
Saint Martin is well-known for its watersports, with surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, SUP, kayaking, sailing, flyboarding and deep-sea fishing all on offer. Wildlife buffs will enjoy the island's incredible biodiversity: several species of tropical tree frog, 60 migratory bird species, including herons, egrets, stilts, and pelicans, mongooses, and dozens of species of tropical fish and lizards — among other fauna — call the island home.
The island is known for its varied landscape, and you will be able to explore Saint Martin's lush, tropical forests, stunning seascapes, and, if you like, hike to the top of Pic Paradis to marvel at the stunning views of this island paradise. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will also enjoy mountain or quad biking around the island, or taking in a game of golf on one of Saint Martin's many lush courses.
Of course, no visit to the island is complete without time spent on its famous white-sand beaches. Saint Martin often draws Hollywood stars and other celebrities, due to its beautiful — and often secluded — beaches and coves. Stretch out and relax by some of the most incredible, emerald-blue waters on the planet.
Saint Martin is known for its cuisine, and is often called the French culinary capital of the Caribbean. The island's colonial French has influenced its food culture, so you will be able to enjoy traditional French fare and fusion cuisine, where French culinary techniques meet the island's Creole roots.
Fresh fish and seafood are often the cornerstones of meals on Saint Martin; whelk soup, crab backs, and conch and dumplings — the island's national dish — are must-tries. Another must-try: Guavaberry liqueur, which is made right on the island.
The dry season on Saint Martin runs from December to April, and the winter runs from May to November. June to December is often considered the rainy season. Temperatures are mild year-round: the average temperature during the cooler months is around 25 degrees Celsius, and in the warmer months, the average temperature hovers around 28 degrees Celsius.
Whether you're seeking time by the beach, a taste of Saint Martin's incredible culinary culture, or a chance to hike among some of the world's most striking landscapes, Rental Escapes has you covered. We are here to set you up with everything you require to enjoy your luxury villa rentals in Saint Martin to the very fullest. Our knowledgeable team looks forward to sending you on the vacation of your dreams.