Secrets St. Martin Q&A: Everything We Know About this Amazing Resort

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It’s no secret we’re excited about the new Secrets St. Martin opening in Anse Marcel Bay — the resort brings all of our favorite things to the exotic French side of St. Maarten/St. Martin. Swim-up suites, a huge infinity pool and tons of water sports along a perfect stretch of beach.

While we eagerly await Secret St. Martin’s opening date, we’re answering some top questions about this highly-anticipated resort:

When is Secrets St. Martin opening?

Secrets St. Martin is scheduled to open March 1, however a quick room search on the resort’s website doesn’t show any availability until June. This is pretty common with new resort launches, and we’re keeping an eye out for updates. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

Where is Secrets St. Martin located?

The new Secrets resort is located on the French side of St. Maarten/St. Martin, in the Eastern Caribbean. Most big all-inclusive resorts are located on the Dutch side (St. Maarten), which is why we’re so excited about this resort! It’s a great way for travelers who enjoy staying at all-inclusive resorts to experience the French side of the island.

A few nearby points of interest: Secrets St. Martin is near the famous – or infamous – Orient Bay Beach, and 35 minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport. The island of Anguilla is viewable in the distance, and is just 20 minutes by boat.

Is Secrets St. Martin a clothing-optional resort?

Secrets St. Martin is not a clothing-optional resort. And although you can’t walk around nude outside of your suite at the resort, it is important to note that the beaches on the French side of St. Martin are public and topless sunbathing is common.

Orient Bay Beach (near the resort) is a completely nude beach on St. Martin.

The beach at Secrets St. Martin
The beach at Secrets St. Martin

Does Secrets St. Martin have swim-up suites?

Yes! Secrets St. Martin has a variety of room options with garden, mountain and ocean views, and you’ll have to upgrade to the Preferred Club in order to book a swim-up suite.

All suites feature balconies or patios, daily refreshed mini-bars and 24-hour room service. Upgrading to Preferred Club brings extra perks like an exclusive lounge and upgraded mini-bar and bath amenities.

A rendering of the Preferred Club Marina Swim Out Suite at Secrets St. Martin
A rendering of the Preferred Club Marina Swim Out Suite at Secrets St. Martin

Which restaurants will be at Secrets St. Martin?

We get it – food and drinks are a big deal when booking an all-inclusive vacation! Secrets St. Martin doesn’t disappoint when it comes to restaurant and bar options.

The resort will have six restaurants — a buffet, a cafe and a poolside grill that are always open, and three a la carte restaurants that will rotate openings throughout the week.

The a la carte restaurants are Himitsu, featuring Teppanyaki tables and Pan-Asian specialities; Olio for Mediterranean cuisine; and Portofino, featuring Italian contemporary Italian cuisine and a private wine cellar.

Secrets St. Martin also has five bars, including Manatees swim-up bar, a sports bar with flat-screen TV, an open-air beach bar, and an evening music lounge.

What other amenities does Secrets St. Martin offer?

The pool at Secrets St. Martin is bound to be a winner – it’s touted as the largest infinity pool in the Western Caribbean! (Editor’s note: we consider St. Maarten/St. Martin to be in the Eastern Caribbean; however there is no doubt this pool is large and spans the length of the resort.)

In addition to the amazing pool, there are plenty of land and water sports, although a few of our favorites involve an extra fee — these include catamaran excursions, scuba lessons, access to nearby golf courses and treatments at the spa.

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