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La Playa - Orient Bay

Philipsburg, St. Maarten (SXM)

Room rates from:
$142 $103
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,179 $1,019
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 506 reviews
La Playa is everything you could wish for in a tropical hideaway! Enjoy relaxing poolside or on the private beach with beachside restaurant.
Room & Rates
Standard Junior Suite - La Playa - Orient Bay - 2

Standard Junior Suite

Starting from
$142 $103
Per Adult Nightly
1 King bed or 2 double beds. Patio with tropical-garden view. Located on ground floor. Phone. Kitchenette with refrigerator. Air conditioning. Shower or Bath. Private balcony or terrace. Sitting area.
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Family Room - La Playa - Orient Bay - 3

Family Room

Starting from
$167 $128
Per Adult Nightly
2 King beds. Patio with tropical-garden view. Located on ground floor. Phone. Kitchenette with refrigerator. Air conditioning. Shower or Bath. Private balcony or terrace. Sitting area.
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Superior Junior Suite - La Playa - Orient Bay - 1

Superior Junior Suite

Starting from
$175 $140
Per Adult Nightly
1 King bed or 2 double beds. Balcony with hotel garden view. Located on the 2nd floor. Phone. Kitchenette with refrigerator. Air conditioning. Shower or bath. Private balcony or terrace. Sitting area.
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La Playa - Orient Bay
116, Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay BP 5146, St. Maarten-St. Martin, St. Maarten 97150


La Playa - Orient Bay is an intimate hotel situated on Orient Beach, the largest beach in St. Martin, approximately 30 minutes from Juliana International Airport. This resort hotel is only 4 miles from shopping and dining in Marigot and Philipsburg. La Playa - Orient Bay formerly known as L`Hoste has an ideal location! Not only is Orient Beach the largest beach in St. Martin, it is also the most animated! Thrill-seekers can enjoy exciting water sports, or take-in breathtaking views of the entire island from Paradise Peak, the highest point on the island at 1,278 ft. Get your taste buds dancing at the surrounding restaurants offering exotic, refined and traditional cuisines! Grand Case Village is well known for its rich tradition of culinary excellence.

Resort Details

Spacious accommodations with a variety of tranquil views are just a couple things that make staying at La Playa - Orient Bay so appealing.

Property Amenities:

  • Free Welcome Drink!
  • Poolside Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Room
  • Boutique
  • Activities Desk
  • Massage Treatments
  • Outer Island Excursions
  • Watersports Including Windsurfing, Jet Skis, Waterskiing, Kayaks, Sunset Cruise and Parasailing.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fishing/Sailing Boat Rentals
  • And Much MORE!

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

With over 300 restaurants and bars to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone! L`Hoste Hotel offers two on-site restaurants and a bar.

  • Madras is situated by the pool, offering breakfast from 7am to 11am.
  • La Playa`s Resturant, offers a diversified menu and beachfront location for you to enjoy lunch from 9:30am to 6pm.
  • Offering beverage service directly on the beach is La Playa Bar, so that you can sit back and enjoy the view of the emerald seas, while sipping on a refreshing tropical beverage.


Neaby, Marigot, Capital of the French side, boast lovely shops, restaurants, marina and Fort St. Louis which showcases a picturesque panoramic view of the town.

Looking to `try your luck` on your Caribbean getaway? Make sure to visit the casinos on the Dutch side of the island. Adventure and excitement are at your fingertips in St. Martin!

Other Activities:

  • Diving (please contact front desk for more information)
  • Catamaran Daily Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Snorkeling Trips
  • Island Tours
  • Tennis | Golf
  • Horseback Riding

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Babysitting (+)
  • Business Center (+)
  • Car Rental Desk (+)
  • Casino (nearby) (+)
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Fitness Facility
  • Handicap Rooms
  • Horseback Riding (nearby) (+)
  • Kitchenette
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Medical Services (nearby) (+)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Pet-Kennels (nearby)
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 506 reviews
from Brewster, Massachusetts
Submitted on 25-04-2016
My wife, daughter, and I just got back from a week at La Playa. The staff is the most friendly I have ever met. Our house keeper, Michelle, was outstanding. Such a perfect and relaxing retreat. We are thrilled to go back next year
from Canada
Submitted on 29-04-2016
My wife and I just returned from a week at La Playa celebrating our 20th Anniversary. We have stayed several times in Orient Bay with our family, having rented villas and condos, so we already love the area. For this occasion, just the two of us, we chose this hotel for its prime location. The reviews of cleanliness and friendly staff were accurate and we had an absolutely wonderful week. Breakfast is basic continental, with fresh bread and pastries. Rooms were as described, AC worked well, a... Read more
Submitted on 13-05-2016
We were on a tour of the Butterfly Farm (nice!) and part of it went to Orient Beach for a drink and beach chairs. We were taken to La Playa. We were given a rum punch - no choice of drink and told to pick any lounge chairs that were theirs. They were old and had stained cushions, the first few umbrellas (which we had to raise ourselves) did not work and were not even safely set in the sand. Oh well, we settled in and about 1/2 hour later the bartender comes up and tells us we had to move "becaus... Read more
from Port Charlotte, Florida
Submitted on 15-05-2016
After checking out the reviews for hotels in Orient Bay, we selected La Playa (formally L'Hoste) for our vacation get away. First, if you are looking for a 4-star hotel with all of the things that go with that, then don't pick La Playa. But if you are looking for a comfortable place to stay, in a perfect beach location, with friendly and helpful staff, then please consider this hotel. Four of us arrived on a Saturday, and took a cab from the airport. The price for a ride from Princess Juliana A... Read more
from New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Submitted on 22-05-2016
I wanted to stay close to the beach this time and paid a little more to stay here over La Plantation, but....(and see my pictures). The hotel and restaurant/bar are owned/managed by different entities. Upon arrival the parking is gated and spots to park free, the reception is nice as the pool. My room had a king size bed, couch, coffee table, side chair, flat top work desk and chair and flat screen TV, plus refrigerator, safe, sink and two burner stove and microwave. So everything you need, nic... Read more
from minnesota
Submitted on 27-05-2016
Location is great, right by the water and a myriad of restaurants and water activities. The hotel/resort itself is a little worn. Our microwave was crap and had to be replaced, the shower head came right off the holder, and our electricity went out in our room. For the price, I'd have expected a full breakfast, not just continental (fruit, yoghurt and bread), but I have to say the bread was fantastic. Would I stay here again? I'd do a little research about other resorts in the area first, but un... Read more
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We really enjoyed our stay at La Playa. The property is beautiful, the staff is very friendly, and the location is perfect (plenty of restaurants and stores within walking distance). Our daily breakfast was a nice bonus to enjoy on the beach. The kitchenette was great for holding our leftovers! We did not find our bed comfortable which made for a long sleepless trip. The mattress was hard, the pillows very flat, and our sandy sheets were not changed once. Our shower had no water pressure and we ... Read more
from Jacksonville, Florida
Submitted on 10-06-2016
This is a BEAUTIFUL beach!!!! Its basically a live and in person screen saver :) My family and I (husband and sons ages 16 & 11) came here on a one day visit during a port stop on our cruise, and I am so happy with making this selection over the other beaches. First, what drew me to this beach was the inexpensive water sports for my boys. It was only $60 rental for 30 minutes ride on jet ski! By far the cheapest on the Caribbean. Also, there's a $10 water trampoline you can use the entire time... Read more
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 18-06-2016
We were so impressed with the friendliness and convenience of La Playa for such a reasonable cost. We had a huge room on the ground level with a large patio looking out to a small lawn, a generous bathroom with separate WC, small kitchenette (though with the great restaurants in Orient Bay, we just used it to hold bottled water from the convenience store a block away). We walked 30 seconds to breakfast in an open air restaurant on the beach, and used the comfy beach chairs right next to it. Fron... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Staff was extremely pleasant and the view was spectacular off the Atlantic Ocean at Orient Beach. The price and time in the air was not worth it to me. My friend ended up paying for everything, but thank God because I wouldn't have paid for it. I believe it was 20 minutes for $95. That's just me. Other than that, enjoy!! Great location for parasailing.
from Palos Verdes Estates, California
Submitted on 20-08-2016
I do need to qualify my review and say that I was there for a brief stay at the beach and restaurant, not an actual hotel guest. Staff was pleasant and low key. However, manager Katy was confrontational and rude. We had prepaid for the beach chairs. They, in fact, were set up for us by another resort manager. But rather than taking whatever her personal issues were up with the other manager, she came yelling at the guests while swinging a flip flop with one hand as if she's ready to strike. I... Read more
from Sterling Heights, Michigan
Submitted on 21-08-2016
The plumbing works but the faucets were designed in the 70's. The bedding is clean but the beds are from the 60's like sleeping on bedding made of hay and blankets set on a barn floor. This hotel is a favorite for local families. When we were there last week there were 8 to 12 children with parents in the pool almost every evening, so if you are looking for a romantic getaway this might not be the right hotel. La playa is right on Orient beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the ... Read more
from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Submitted on 29-08-2016
Perfect location right next to the beach, close to the C/O area, very clean, staff was very friendly and helpful, very spacious room with nice view, you can use the pool anytime. The closed parking is an ease of mind. would definitely go there next time.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Came here 4 years ago and returned last week . The staff was friendly , lobby is renovated but the beach front is horrible Trash everywhere, not kept up everyday , old wooden furniture everywhere and no one helped to set up our chairs . 4 years ago they had more staff, buddas statues around the beach, a bar and BBQ at night , It is off season but Atleast clean up the beach mess ! I would return But not pay more than 130$ a night
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Kate was the deciding factor with us staying here. Compared two other resorts at Orient Bay Resort. Katy & Kelly are very sweet people. Had a second floor room. Bamboo canopy bed. Kitchette with burners , microwave, mini fridge, love seat, chair, coffee table, foot stool & TV. Balcony had two chairs with partial view of ocean. Safe in room. Large bathroom has decorative rock. Parking behind gate. Wi-Fi available and they helped get connected. Same with figuring out TV. Continental br... Read more
Submitted on 29-10-2016
Had never tried flyboarding but Tom at La Playa water sports on the beach is an awesome teacher. He had me flying around in control in no time. Well worth the 120. I highly recommend Tom. I walked up the beach asking other water sports places and they just said nah not this week. Tom was pleasant and accommodating
from Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Submitted on 31-10-2016
We stayed here for one week in March 2016. the resort was quaint. The rooms were clean and the grounds kept up. We were steps from the sand. Although our room overlooked the ocean we could not see it due to the restaurant blocking our view. We new this prior to booking. Lounge chairs were provided and the staff were very nice and attentive. If you are looking to relax and want to stay in the area there are a block of nice restaurants within walking distance that were all excellent. If you... Read more
from Roanoke
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Nice quiet spot on Orient Beach between two busy clubs (Waikiki and Bikini). Nice menu with a good selection of tapas and a delicious club sandwich. Great spot to lounge, lunch and people-watch. Chairs and umbrellas available as well as water sports.
Submitted on 07-11-2016
This was a trip scheduled many years ago. I talked my wife into it and stayed here. The hotel is located midway between the north and south ends of the beach. We chose this location due to distance from the beach. There were lots of opportunities to stay further away but we chose close. The accommodations were OK and sufficient for our needs. We lost water for a day and were given keys to hotel rooms on the next property. Got up early and took walks on the beach before all the music and peopl... Read more
from Piney Flats, Tennessee
Submitted on 18-11-2016
We started staying here in 2010 and have never been disappointed in our room or the staff. They are currently undergoing refurbishing and we were the first ones to stay in a room completely renovated. It was perfect...they have obviously taken time to make sure all your needs are met when staying with them. We cant praise the staff enough. They are friendly and always willing to help with any questions or needs. Maria (one of the ladies on staff) actually went to her home and brought her pe... Read more
from Cincinnati, Ohio
Submitted on 24-11-2016
I originally booked elsewhere in Orient Bay, but was so displeased with my room that I chose to search for other options. Early on Thursday morning, I ran into Katy, the assistant director of La Playa. Despite the busy morning, she eagerly showed me an available room which had recently been updated. The room was fresh, clean, and bright. It was modern and cleverly designed, covering a full kitchenette behind a closet-like exterior. The shower was bright and big with a wonderful rainshower h... Read more
from Hudson, New Hampshire
Submitted on 30-11-2016
La Playa hotel in Orient Bay has everything you need for a first class vacation on Orient Beach! This hotel is located near the middle of Orient Bay and is set back no more than a few hundred yards from the beach. The staff at this property are second to none. They were very friendly, eager to help, and very accommodating. The hotel is under new ownership. Many visitors to the island that return every year know Bruno from Dreams and Le Petit Casino as well as Thomas from L'Astrolabe. This ... Read more