The afternoon sun glints through graceful archways of an open-air salon at Belmond La Samanna Villas while guests congregate for a night of seaside entertaining Light wood finishes with touches of bamboo lend an airy touch to an already palatial living space – more than 4,600 square feet of it, complete with pergola-shaded wraparound terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Salma Hayek and designer Elie Tahari are among the celebs who flock to St. Martin's French side.
Recline on a settee facing Baie Longue, the longest and most pristine beach on the island. Fit some laps around the villa’s infinity pool into your sunbathing schedule. Call on your personal host to arrange a customized spa treatment. Gather your friends as the chef grills Caribbean lobster seaside. Linger with champagne on the terrace as the stars come out.