Looking for your next beach getaway? Belmond has announced the opening date for its sparkling beach retreat, Belmond La Samanna. Back on the scene in St Martin following a chic restyle, the resort will be ready to welcome guests from 10th December 2018.

Located within the island’s most prestigious French West Indies neighbourhood, overlooking Baie Longue’s mile-long white sands; the resort invites guests to indulge in elegant European cuisine, sip Champagne at sunset and explore the vibrant coastline’s designer boutiques and over 400 restaurants. This unique stay offers the best of both worlds – a stylish private beach and spa oasis that embodies the island’s classic French spirit.

Flourishing under the art direction of ‘Pastel-chic’ is the resort’s 83 rooms and public spaces, which have been given a refresh by interior design firm MuzaLab, London. Think pastel blues, greens, pinks and peaches, inspired by the natural tones of the Caribbean Sea. To add to this,  shells and corals have been used alongside intricate and colourful botanical prints on fabrics, artworks, lighting and mirrors.

The sophisticated beachfront French restaurant Trellis will also be reopening. Adding to St Martin’s chic dining scene, dining here is an occasion to dress up and remember; as the chefs serve up culinary masterpieces with European finesse. The historic La Cave Wine Cellar is the largest private wine cellar in the Caribbean and offers a memorable dining and fine wine pairing experience curated by the Head Chef.

Don’t forget to stop by the Water Sports Cabana for ocean adventures – try out water-skiing, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and scuba diving off nearby reefs. Tennis lessons with the resort pro are the perfect way to make the most of the cooler mornings.

Prices start from $545/£390 for a Deluxe Ocean View Room and for an Ocean View Suite $845/£605 per night. The resort is a short private car transfer from Princess Juliana International Airport. Find out more here.