We spent 2 nights at Bleu Emeraude back in May 2010 after 5 nights on a 40' sailboat. It was such BLISS to arrive at the spotlessly clean and refreshingly air conditioned Bleu Emeraude after the somewhat cramped quarters on a sailboat.
The hostess (originally from France) is an elegant and polite woman who has lived on St. Martin for several years. You can tell she has a vested interest in the business, she cares and runs things perfectly. She is friendly but not nosey or obtrusive in any way. She also provided us with an excellent recommendation for a restaurant in the village of Grand Case.
The place is so clean that you could honestly eat off the floor. Everything is white, sleek and modern with nice linens, great towels, good water pressure and plenty of hot water. The kitchen has all the gadgets, appliances, stemware, china, cutlery, etc. that you will need. Seriously the wine and champagne glasses were so nice it made me take stock of our lacking inventory when we returned home! There is a vraiment francaise boulangerie in town where you can pick up PERFECT croissants and pain du chocolate so bringing it back for breakfast at the hotel is fun and cost effective.
All of the rooms face the ocean and with the large sliding glass doors it feels like you are right on top of the aqua blue sea. Very nice. Each room has a large terrace with two comfy, adjustable deck chairs and a table between. Very nice for snoozing and for enjoying an early evening bottle of French rose wine...which we are still trying to replicate at home!! : )
In my opinion, the reason to go to Grand Case is for the food. There are so many spectacular restaurants. The beach is fine but not fantastic (St. Barth's beaches are better). Just down from Bleu Emeraude is the center of the village - about a 10 to 15 minute walk along the water's edge. In between the hotel and village center there are some pretty sketchy and dodgy looking wrecked-up houses which made me a little nervous the first night we walked to town. However, it was safe and we walked up and down that beach at all hours of the day and night without any problems.
If you are going to Grand Case the only place to stay is the Bleu Emeraude. You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bleu Emeraude is a luxurious new residence on the Grand Case beach. Each apartment offers tranquility and an exceptional view of the Caribbean Sea and the island of Anguilla on the skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bleu Emeraude Hotel Grand Case