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La Samanna #309459
11/27/2023 03:01 PM
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Does La Samanna permit people off the street to go in for a cocktail? Or do you have to be staying at the resort? Thought it might be nice to see how the other half lives.

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Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309462
11/27/2023 04:58 PM
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I heard that you can go in for dinner.
I'd send them a message ......

Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309463
11/27/2023 04:58 PM
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No problem entering , enjoy .
Plus Dino Jagtaini our personal friend , the former Owner and Chef for Temptations Restaurant is the main Chef there too.

Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309467
11/27/2023 07:39 PM
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I believe there is a dress code to adhere to.

Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309468
11/27/2023 09:27 PM
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Yes, they do accept outside folks, I hear. I had heard that Dino is there now. I would give them a call and see what to expect. Years ago, the prices were supposed to be stupid expensive, but perhaps you can find some prices online now.

If you go, would appreciate a report! smile


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Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309469
11/27/2023 09:36 PM
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We were there many years ago and yes very expensive lol.

Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309470
11/27/2023 09:36 PM
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We went there once for brunch and I’ve never forgotten the experience. Two coffees, two ojs and two croissants which were all very good but I was glad we’d already had breakfast. All this for the princely sum of forty dollars. This was about 1973 or ‘74. First and last time there……..🙂🙂


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Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309473
11/28/2023 06:36 AM
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There is a link on their website to menus with prices. Not inexpensive but not totally off the charts either. Appetizers seemed to be high but $55 for beef tenderloin is not too far off. No idea how current the prices are.

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Thanks for the info. We are just interested in having a drink there. Do they let you park inside the resort?

Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309476
11/28/2023 07:20 AM
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Sorry, I have no idea on that.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309477
11/28/2023 07:28 AM
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We were on island in July and wanted to do just that, go in for a drink, and got turned away at the gate. Will continue to enjoy the many other beautiful establishments.

Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309479
11/28/2023 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by MotownTim
Thanks for the info. We are just interested in having a drink there. Do they let you park inside the resort?


We did not try it, but we stayed in a Villa at Terra Basses and the owner suggested we park at the public access and walk up the beach and go to the bar at La Samana for a cocktail at Sunset. Apparently it used to be acceptable... this advice was given February 2023.


We did have lunch there a couple of years ago, it was pretty good, but expensive. They let us through the gate, but we had reservations.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309519
11/28/2023 11:50 PM
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I don't know about parking or just a drink, but an island resident whose food opinions I respect thinks the restaurant is wonderful.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309524
11/29/2023 08:43 AM
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Of course you can - it’s a hotel/resort like any other. Beautiful view. Went for drinks last year - truly amazing time. Parking is easily available as you drive in. You can go for dinner as well. And rent cabanas for the day - pricey but looks fabulous.

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Re: La Samanna [Re: ruralcarrier] #309531
11/29/2023 09:57 AM
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JD--agreed, the prices for the starters seem high but the mains aren't totally out of whack. But I wonder how current that is, as it talks about 'two Michelin star chef' Marcel Ravin. I know Dino WAS there, maybe he's gone already? Or that is old info on the website?


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Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309532
11/29/2023 10:01 AM
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No idea. Perhaps he is not the main chef?


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Re: La Samanna [Re: ruralcarrier] #309534
11/29/2023 10:02 AM
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Don't know. The menu online does not mention Dino at all, which I find odd, if he is still there.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309535
11/29/2023 10:04 AM
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It may well by outdated.


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11/29/2023 10:05 AM
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Could be.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: Carol_Hill] #309537
11/29/2023 10:18 AM
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Dino is there as Executive Chef since February 2023.

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Re: La Samanna [Re: Kennys] #309538
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Lesley--OK.


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Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309551
11/29/2023 12:42 PM
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In the past, I have never had a problem going there for food or drinks. If you are dressed appropriately, they usually let you in with no problem.




Re: La Samanna [Re: MotownTim] #309553
11/29/2023 12:58 PM
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I would think you should be able, as their restaurant L'Oursin is available to book on the Open Table app. The number of SXM restaurants using the app has almost doubled since June from what I can see. Easy to book many of our favorites with just a few clicks. Lets you send a note, table preference or let them know of a special occasion, etc. Pretty handy. Restaurants on Anguilla and St. Barts pop up on the list, so be careful if you check it out and book.

I've also read that La Samanna has quietly joined a few of the "Day Pass" sites, that allow you to book a day resort pass at some of the best resorts in the Caribbean. La Samanna limits the number they sell to just a few so not to impact the staying guests. resortpass.com and resortforaday.com are just two of the sites.


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