TOURISM: 19 tourist accommodation classified in 2023


This Tuesday, May 30, the ceremony for awarding stars to hotels and guest houses took place at the Lycée Professionnel Daniella Jeffry in the presence of Alain Richardson, vice-president of the Collectivity, in order to formalize the new classification of accommodation on the territory of Saint-Martin.

By way of introduction to his speech, Alain Richardson declared: “This term of office recently modified the tourism code to create measures that encourage and support professionals in upgrading their accommodation”. Encouraging all establishments to initiate this process of reconstruction, the politician is delighted that confidence has been restored and that professionals in the sector are showing courage, with strong will and professionalism. Having the competence of tourism which includes the rules, the standards and the code to be respected, the Collectivity thus continues its approach of classification of the establishments accommodating the tourists while reaffirming its objective to reach higher figures in terms of capacity, namely 3500 rooms. Stéphanie Bessière, director of tourism at the Collectivité, was then responsible for unveiling the new classification, a strong symbol of the reconstruction of the destination, with 43 accommodations listed (17 hotels, 6 residences and 20 guest houses). Of these 43 accommodations with 1161 rooms currently available, 19 are now classified which represents 44% of the whole: 7 hotels, 3 residences and 9 guest houses. New classified accommodations include the 4-star 'Sunseeker' Guest House at Orient Bay, 2-star 'Tiko Lodge' Guest House at Oyster Pond, 4-star 'Sea Pearl' Guest House at Orient Bay and the Residence 4 star “Orient Beach” also at Orient Bay. The accommodations that have earned an additional star are as follows: Hotel "La Playa" in Orient Bay with 3 to 4 stars and Hotel "Le Grand Case Beach Club" in Grand-Case with 3 to 4 stars. During the ceremony, Alain Richardson presented Bernice Richardson, from the guest house "Over The Hill" at La Savane, with her new 3-star plate, thus earning two additional stars during this new classification. Moved, the latter expressed herself in these terms: "It's a surprise but it's thanks to the community and the FEDER fund that I was able to put all my visions into my business and it paid off, I got three stars! ".  _VX


Full ranking of classified establishments:

Hotels rated: 7 – Rooms available: 576

La Samanna 5 stars in Terres Basses with 83 rooms / 8 villas (30 rooms) or 113 rooms in total

Esmeralda Resort 4 stars in Orient Bay with 65 rooms

La Plantation 4 stars in Orient Bay with 53 rooms

Grand Case Beach Club 4 stars in Grand-Case with 73 rooms

4-star tribute to Nettle Bay with 178 rooms

La Playa (ex Hoste Hotel) 4 stars in Orient Bay with 56 rooms

Centr'Hotel 2 stars in Marigot with 38 rooms



Listed residences: 3 – Rooms available: 78

Les Balcons d'Oyster Pond 3 stars in Oyster Pond with 19 rooms

Palm Court 4 star in Orient Bay with 24 rooms

Orient Beach 4 star in Orient Bay with 35 rooms



Guest Houses classified: 9 – Rooms available: 59

Tiko Lodge SXM 2 star at Oyster Pond with 6 bedrooms

Adam & Eve 4 stars in Orient Bay with 7 rooms

Sea Pearl 4 star in Orient Bay with 3 bedrooms

Hevea 3 stars in Grand-Case with 9 rooms

La Source 3 stars in Orient Bay with 8 rooms

Over the Hill Guest House 3 stars in La Savane with 9 rooms

Sunseeker SXM 4 star in Orient Bay with 4 bedrooms

2-star Shamrock in Orient Bay with 8 bedrooms

Les Galets SXM 2 star in Orient Bay with 5 bedrooms

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