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La Playa - Orient Bay

Philipsburg, St. Maarten (SXM)

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$107 $85
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Based on 539 reviews
La Playa is everything you could wish for in a tropical hideaway!
Style: Relax poolside or on
the private beach
Room & Rates
Standard Junior Suite - La Playa - Orient Bay - 2

Standard Junior Suite

Starting from
$107 $85
Per Adult Nightly
One king bed or two double beds, patio with tropical-garden view located on ground floor, phone, kitchenette with refrigerator air conditioning, shower or bath, private balcony or terrace and sitting area.
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Family Room - La Playa - Orient Bay - 3

Family Room

One king bed or two double beds, patio with tropical-garden view located on ground floor, phone, kitchenette with refrigerator air conditioning, shower or bath, private balcony or terrace and sitting area.
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Superior Junior Suite - La Playa - Orient Bay - 1

Superior Junior Suite

One king bed or two double beds, balcony with hotel garden view, located on the second floor, phone, kitchenette with refrigerator, air conditioning, shower or bath, private balcony or terrace and 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


La Playa - Orient Bay is an intimate hotel situated on Orient Beach, the largest beach in St. Martin, approximately 10 miles/16 km from Juliana International Airport. This resort hotel is only four 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 7 A.M. to 11:00 A.M..
  • La Playa`s Resturant, offers a diversified menu and beachfront location for you to enjoy lunch from 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
  • 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 Ft. 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 539 reviews
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 02-09-2017
This is a nice size room but it needs to be update. Toilet had it's own room but was rusting and there was a few water damage in the kitchen area. The bathroom with the shower is big and beautiful.(No complaints). The towels are big and ask for two king size beds. There is a small curtain that divide the two beds. The mattress is firm. The room is a little old fashion. You have to key lock the door. There is no iron in the room you need to request at the front desk. There is no phone in the roo... Read more
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from Kemptville, Canada
Submitted on 02-05-2017
Jan. 26 - Feb. 2/17 Hotel was great! We were a bit nervous as we had not experienced a non-all inclusive Caribbean resort; but we had absolutely nothing to fear. Our room had a small bar sink, bar fridge, 2 burner counter top stove, utensils...We were a 45 second walk from the reception to an outside plaza/market that had a full grocery store (that also sold wine, beer, liquor), and aside from the beach restaurants and bars, the plaza had a courtyard with a number of restaurants (we enjoyed Lit... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 02-02-2017
We stayed at La Playa for 12 days in Dec/Jan. I selected this resort due to its location in Orient Bay. I wanted to be on the beach and be walking distance to other restaurants at night - nice restaurants, not just pizza/burger/snack places. I was a little concerned about whether the reviews for La Playa were still accurate given the new management but decided to make the booking. I would stay again without any hesitation. The room was nice and comfortable; the beach was well-maintained; the s... Read more
Sleep Quality
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 01-30-2017
We stayed in a completely renovated room - the building furthest from the beach, so not our favorite building, but definitely a preferred room. We hope the management continues the renovations as the entire property would benefit from the significant upgrading. The grounds, walkways and landscaping all look fabulous. The staff continues to be the best! Kathy, Kelly and Katie are wonderful. We are also very happy with the improvements to LaPlaya restaurant - many more people working there an... Read more
Submitted on 01-29-2017
Pros: This resort offers the perfect location to experience Orient Bay. Daily breakfast is included with the stay. Skip the pool, as the beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. Cons: Breakfast buffet could have included more options, and better service would make a big difference. Rooms are clean but dated. This is a value resort - you are paying for the location, but be prepared for slightly worn rooms. Front desk was friendly enough and if we needed anything, they were very respon... Read more
from Bradford
Submitted on 01-28-2017
Just returned from a 10-day holiday in La Playa, which we had looked forward to for a while, following the cold winter. The rooms still have a 1980s feel in a few respects. Beds are excellent (Supering?). We had Room 117, which never seemed to get the sun, and therefore we suffered from bites from small flies when sitting immediately outside the room, but I suspect most rooms do not suffer from this problem (depends upon which direction the room faces). Rooms were kept very clean, and well-serv... Read more
Submitted on 01-20-2017
This hotel has a nice restaurant/bar right on the beach and a lot of beach chairs as well. However, none of the rooms are really viewing the beach and although they seem recently refurbished the maintaince and cleanliness level is still a bit poor (holes in the ceiling, ants and cockroaches). Rooms are also very noisy, it is possible to understand everthing the neighbours are saying which makes you very uncomfortable when you have two small kids who cry and scream sometimes. Kitchenette is also ... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 01-17-2017
Great welcome, great service and amazing room (123)‚?¶The room is large, very functional and well appointed‚?¶.great bathroom and amazing kitchenette, separated toilets‚?¶.One of the best room I have ever stayed in with a fabulous value for money...
from Chicagoland
Submitted on 01-16-2017
We recently staped at La Playa in one of the top floor villas. Simple and clean, very roomy. The bed was very comfortable and we had a very nice balcony. Not directly on the beach, but a short walk to the LaPlaya beach bar and restaurant and the fabulous stretch of beach known as Orient Bay. Hotel is also a 1/2 block from a great cafe which served excellent croissant and cappuccino. In the same area was a very nice grocery that had an excellent selection of food, wine and champagne. We would def... Read more
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 01-09-2017
This was our second trip to St. Martin. Overall we were very pleased with our decision to stay here. The location is ideal. Our room was suprisingly much better than we expected and very well appointed. Housekeeping was excellent. The beach/restaurant operation is kind of hit and miss but overall not bad. Since you will spend most of your time here it is pretty critical to your overall stay. The guys that rake the beach every morning to an amazing job of clearing out what little seaweed washe... Read more