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Mercure Saint Martin Marina and Spa Hotel welcoming guests after the hurricane

After Hurricane Irma struck in mid-September 2017, Mercure Saint Martin Marina and Spa Hotel in Sandy Ground on the French side of Saint Martin in the Caribbean is back open for business. The area of Sandy Ground lies on the west coast of the island, on the road towards the Lowlands and the Princess Juliana International Airport.

Set between Simpson Bay Lagoon and Nettle Bay, this relaxed waterfront resort with a private beach is 5 km from the island’s capital of Marigot. Besides being near the beach, the resort is close to shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, and bars.

The colorful rooms and suites of the Mercure Saint Martin Marina and Spa Hotel feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (for a fee), plus patios or balconies. Upgraded rooms add coffeemakers, champagne, and lagoon views. Bi-level units include separate living rooms with pull-out sofas.

Resort amenities include a waterfront restaurant with a patio, a cocktail bar, and an outdoor pool. There’s also a spa with a hot tub, a steam room, a sauna, and an exercise room. A resort fee covers a breakfast buffet, tennis, and boules, as well as beach towels, lounge chairs, and umbrellas.

What do guests appreciate the most about this resort? The people – the resort’s friendly and professional staff, including housekeeping.