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Where to stay?

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Where to stay?

Looking for hotel & area of the island recommendations.

We're looking for:


French side

convenient to restaurants

convenient for Scuba diving

4 stars or better

Not overrun with kids

We're going in July, off season.. hoping to get a good deal.


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1. Re: Where to stay?

My wife and I have always liked Orient Beach because there is a lot of daytime beach activity and things quiet down at night but you still have bars/restaurants open for dinner.

There are quite a few restaurants and bars in Orient Village. Safari Grill (French), Ti Chi (Asian), Le Piment (pizza, casual dining), Cote Plage (French),Little Itale (pasta) Across the street is Paris Texas, a Tex/Mex place w/bar, and Tap 5 for pizza and other light meals. Le Cadre serves mostly tapas. Additionally right outside Orient complex on the main road is Rancho Del Sol for dinner and drinks.

In the Orient complex is also Cafe Plantation, and L'Astroble at the Esmeralda resort. They are both very good and more upscale.

Several beach bars have parties at night during high season - Waikiki, Budha Bar at Bikini, Kontiki and Boo Boo Jams, Aloha for lunch. Pedros for BBQ and more..

.There is an ATM located at the gas station in Grand Case on the main road down the hill from the police station as you are coming into town from Marigot and there is also one on the main road to Anse Marcel. Restaurants like tips to be paid in cash even when a credit card is used. It is a good idea to have some USD or Euro handy.

Some nice hotels steps off the beach are:



Le Grand Bleu Hotel (formerly the Caraibes Beach Hotel)

Caribbean Princess



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2. Re: Where to stay?

You are going in July, expect to see a lot of kids. They are all on vacation!

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3. Re: Where to stay?

Ok we can deal with the kids. Any other hotel recco's? what are the thoughts on Grand Case vs. Orient Beach?

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