by Matt Alderton | June 26, 2018
Nearly 10 months after Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean, St. Martin continues to rebuild and recover. But there are signs of normalcy on the horizon, not the least of which is the impending return of many resorts that have been shuttered since the storm. The latest to announce its comeback: Belmond La Samanna in St. Martin's Les Terres Basses neighborhood, which announced yesterday that it will reopen on Dec. 10, 2018.

The resort, which overlooks St. Martin's opulent Baie Longue beach, is situated on St. Martin's French side, where it offers 83 guest rooms that have been reimagined with a design aesthetic that Belmond calls "pastel-chic."

"Pastel blues, greens, pinks and peaches are inspired by the natural tones of the Caribbean Sea, while shells and corals are used alongside intricate and colorful botanical prints on fabrics, artworks, lighting and mirrors," the resort explained in a press release. "As guests explore the newly invigorated [property] … these playful color palettes evoke a sense of place and allude to French romance."

Also updated were the resort's hilltop spa and three dining venues: Trellis, a beachfront French restaurant; La Cave Wine Cellar, the Caribbean's largest private wine cellar and the setting for a special food-and-wine experience curated by the resort's chef; and Beach Bar, a waterfront nightspot.

Finally, travelers also can look forward to the return of Belmond's water sports cabana, where guests can arrange activities and excursions such as water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving.