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La Plantation

Orient Bay • St. Martin

Situated on the north Atlantic coast of St Martin, in the heart of the beautiful Orient Bay, Hotel LA PLANTATION 4 * voted one of the best hotels in the Caribbean, features St Martin’s most popular beach with its 3 miles stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. Hotel LA PLANTATION unites French West Indian Charm the comfort of modern amenities and personalized service.

Discover La Plantation • St. Martin


Located opposite, the national marine park ORIENT BEACH is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent and talked about beaches in the Caribbean. Voted Best Beach in the Caribbean on numerous occasions the 3 miles of white sand beach is protected in part by a coral reef and the deserted island of Green Cay, Pinel and Tintamarre. These marine park islands form a sanctuary for local wildlife and are easily accessible by Jet Ski, kayak, wind surf and catamaran.


Situated in the centre of the Greater and Lesser Antilles, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten enjoys a subtropical climate, tempered by constant trade winds. The most pleasant period is from November until June. The months of July to October also offer agreeable weather conditions. Water temperature fluctuates between 26° and 30° year round!

Recommendations to enjoy the most of St. Martin

• A day at Pinel
• A day at the Lottery Farm : Zip lining, Pool, Bar and restaurant
• A full day drip by motor or sail catamaran. Several options are available Island Tour, marine reserve or the neighboring islands of St baths, Anguilla, Saba
• Shopping in Marigot or Phillipsburg –not forgetting the Marigot market every Wednesday and Saturday
• Hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and off road biking, on land or at sea, off the beaten track. Over 40 kms of trails to discover the natural beauty and wild life of St. Martin
• Visit Grand Case aptly named the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean


Pool and Sundeck

Enjoy a refreshing swim in our infinity edge freshwater pool, Relax on the sun deck or at the pool lounge with a Plantation cocktail from our pool side bar. Beach and pool towels are provided free of charge.


Undoubtedly one of the most magnificent and talked about beaches in the Caribbean, 3.5 miles of white coral sand beach is protected in part by a coral reef and the marine reserve islands. The constant cooling trade winds and light wave action provide excellent swimming conditions. A naturist resort is located towards the southern end of the beach .Complementary lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and signing privileges are provided at our full service beach restaurants.


Wind Adventures in operation since 1993, is the Sailing school on the island. Multilingual fully qualified monitors offer personalized quality lessons. A large range of up-to-date and well maintained equipment – (Wind surfs Kayaks, Hobbie Cats, Kite surfs, SUPs, Surfs, masks and tubas) available to rent, Half and full day trip excursions to the marine park islands are also available.


From breakfast until dinner, pool side or at the beach, Enjoy a wide range of French and international gourmet experiences in our 6 restaurants, each with its own style and ambiance

La Plantation Restaurants


Since July 2018 Fabien and his team welcome you daily for lunch and dinner in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will enjoy a varied cuisine with many fish specialties with exotic flavors, not to mention a classic and tasty snack menu daily specials and of course their delicious cocktails.



Kakao Beach

KKO remains true to itself and its identity: vegetation, wood, sand, and the desire to blend harmoniously with the beautiful landscape of Orient Bay. Your favorite classics are still on the menu, in addition to a culinary journey around the world. New flavors, new recipes and fusion cuisine inspired by Nikkei cuisine, with subtle Caribbean touches. Every Sunday, let yourself be carried away by the sounds of our Dj’s.  Relax feet in the sand with a cocktail in hand.

Wai Plage

The brand new beach in orient bay.

Fresh lobster and whole fish caught by our local fisherman Maxime  are delivered daily to the Wai Plage. For the meat lovers a selection of prime meat cuts are prepared to perfection on our lava stone grill. Christelle and her team look forward to welcoming you to this little corner of paradise.

Open daily from 9am until 6 pm with live music and Tapas menu every Thursday evening

Coco Beach

Antoine and the new team at Coco welcome you to The beach and food lover’s paradise. First class ingredients and Chef T’s unique savoir faire ensure that every dish offers unique flavors and textures. No matter what your tastes, vegan, meat or fish; your gourmet journey will leave you speechless. 

Open daily from 9am to 5 pm, except Monday. Open for dinner on Friday

Kon Tiki

The completely revamped Kontiki Beach is the place not to miss; a refined international gourmet menu is served daily from 11h30 until 16h00. Beach parties with DJs or live entertainment every Sunday.

Café La Plamtation

Pool Side Dining at Café Plantation.

For one of the best evening dining experiences, look no further than Café Plantation ; under the guidance of our restaurant manager Maika our Chef will delight you with a refined French and Créole cuisine served in an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.

Lunch and Dinner is served Saturday and Sunday.

Guest Rooms

Our 53 guest rooms are located within 17 Stylish colonial villas are set amidst 7.5 acres of tropical gardens. A harmonious blend of luxurious palms, banana trees, bougainvilliers , hibiscus and alamanda encirclethe Creole colored villas capped with shingled roofs. The atmosphere is decisively exotic; guest rooms are tastefully decorated in warm colors and original art work. Each ground floor villa comprises one suite and 2 studios which may be rented separately or combined through interior, connecting doors. The large terraces are cooled by the trade winds and offer for the upper level categories panoramic views over the bay, surrounding islands and the marine reserve.


2 SDULTS  |  2 TEENAGERS  |  800 sq ft

Suites feature a separate bedroom with king size bed enhanced with a mosquito net, Spacious living room elegantly furnished in teak; fully equipped American style kitchen, large bathroom, with rain shower and separate toilet Large terrace with partial ocean/tropical garden view for our lower level categories and panoramic ocean view for our upper level room categories.

  • American style kitchen
  • Large terrace furnished with lounge chairs and dining table
  • Spacious living room
  • Large bathroom with separate toilet



2 SDULTS  | 1 CHILD <12  |  430 sq ft

Equipped with king size or 2 twin size beds enhanced with mosquito nets, living area with 1 sofa bed , fully equipped kitchenette, Large furnished terrace. Lower level Room Categories have garden and partial ocean views, Upper level room categories are located on the upper level of our park and benefit from panoramic ocean views.

  • American style kitchenette
  • Large terrace furnished with lounge chairs and dining table
  • Living area  with sofa bed
  • Bathroom with separate toilet


2 Bedroom Suite / Villa

4 SDULTS  |  3 CHILDREN <12  |  1240 sq ft

A suite and an adjoining, interconnecting studio, Suite with separate bedroom with king size bed, Studio with king or 2 twin beds, large kitchen, spacious living area, kitchenette, 2 bathrooms, large terrace, Perfect for families or groups of friends

  • Suite wit separate bedroom – king size
  • Adjoining studio with one King size bed or 2 twin beds


3 Bedroom Suite / Villa

6 SDULTS  |  4 CHILDREN <12  |  1240 sq ft

A suite with separate bedroom king size bed, located in the center connecting to 1 studio with king size and 1 studio with 2 twin beds, spacious living area, large kitchen, 2 kitchenettes, 3 bathrooms, and a large terrace, Your very own private villa

  • Suite wit separate bedroom – king size
  • One studio with one King size bed and one studio with 2 twin beds