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Bleu Emeraude
Ranked #1 of 8 Grand Case B&B and Inns
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East Aurora, NY
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“Immaculate and perfect”
Reviewed 22 August 2010

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.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

We have always insisted on staying in Grand Case as we prefer to walk to dinner. As this was a special trip, we wanted to stay someplace nice but not ridiculously expensive. We ended up at Bleu Emeraude, which is right on Grand Case beach, about 2 doors down (closer to the town) from Le Petit Hotel.

I cannot say enough good things about this property. We were greeted upon our arrival by Xavier, who had a half-bottle of Champagne chilling for us in the fridge. A great way to start! We stayed in a studio on the second floor (first floor in Euro-speak). All of their rooms have ocean-facing balconies, so we could walk out every morning and look out on the beach. The room was generously sized, with a full kitchen that included full-size fridge, smooth-top cooktop, oven, microwave, coffee maker, Nespresso machine, and even a clothes washer. It had really good quality cookware, nice wine glasses, coffee mugs, tableware, etc.

We had a flat-screen TV and a compact stereo that could accommodate our iPhones. They do have U.S. TV available, but Xavier couldn’t get the U.S. satellite box to work for us when we arrived. We told him not to worry about it, so our TV watching ended up being minimal except for the occasional CNN and a little French TV. This was no great loss for us. The rooms are very modern but comfortable, with cool marble tile floors and a nicely appointed bathroom with a big shower. The only things that were missing were a ceiling fan and a blender.

They also provide daily maid service, and there’s a wonderful outdoor shower at the top of the steps from the beach. They provide umbrellas, side tables and cushioned chairs on the beach, which for Grand Case is pretty generously sized. Swimming directly in front was great. There is some coral and grass, which made for fun fish-watching.

They also had free wifi, which worked most of the time, but (thanks to one of their employees) we learned how to reboot the router on our floor when it started giving us trouble.

There is parking right in front of the hotel as well as an underground garage that we never ended up using. It’s a little dicey backing out onto the road, so we backed into a spot most of the time.

It’s about a 15-minute walk to the center of Grand Case, which was fine for us. We usually walked back at night on the beach and always felt safe.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 June 2010

We took a chance based on mixed reviews, but liked the fact that this property was new. The rooms are large (we stayed in a 1 bedroom on the top floor), the place is well decorated and immaculately clean. You have the convenience of buying your own groceries and doing your own laundry, but there was daily maid service which is great for long stays. The hotel is right on Grand Case beach. The restaurants are close by, but not really walking distance. I suggest renting a car so you can visit different beaches and explore the island. We would definitely come back to Bleu. The staff was helpful and friendly. The best nightlife on the island was in Grand Case and not the Vegas style Dutch side!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

We just spent a glorious week in St Martin from May 17-23, 2010, and the Bleu Emeraude met or exceeded our expectations in every way. Here's a rundown:

LOCATION: The building is about a 30-minute drive from the airport in Philipsburg and 10-15 minute walk to the 'happening' area of Grand Case, where you'll pass by one gourmet restaurant after another (including two "lolos", those cheap BBQ cafes) plus beach shops, galleries and bars...a few of which feature live music in the evenings (Blue Martini, Zenith and Colmos Cafe). May was the beginning of the off-season, so it was fairly quiet in Grand Case--particularly during the day--but in the evenings the restos and bars still drew in decent crowds. Having bopped around the island in our rented jeep, I'd probably stay in Grand Case again next time I'm in SXM, if only for its proximity to a long stretch of fine restaurants. We prefer not to drive once we've started drinking with dinner; so we appreciated being able to walk 'home' after a night of dining at restos and imbibing at bars.

ROOM: White, sparkling clean and fresh...nothing terribly luxurious, but very inviting nonetheless. The low-profile bed was comfortable and the bathroom was surprisingly large. The spotless kitchen was convenient (especially the full-sized fridge) and the sitting room was spacious. Plus, the room views are all fantastic. Maid service was always prompt and efficient.

BEACH: I wasn't really sure what to expect, but ended up being very pleasantly surprised. Delighted, in fact. The length of the beach stretches a good 2 miles, and though it's certainly not the widest beach on the island, the view of Grand Case bay more than makes up for it. Coloured houses dotting the green hillside in the distance gives the view a French provincial feel. Plus it was long enough for a substantial walk or jog. Bleu Emeraude puts out a bunch of padded beach chairs/umbrellas/side tables, and my husband and I never had to fight anyone for them. All told, this is a terrific and empty beach for sunbathing or swimming. (I'd also recommend visiting Happy Bay beach, which you can get to from Friars Bay beach. Park at Friars and walk to the end of the beach where you'll see a little path. Hike it for 10-15 minutes and you'll arrive at a spectacular, very private beach. But unfortunately there are no chairs available there)

RESTAURANTS: Dining on the island is first-rate, though the two spots that stand out in my mind are Temptation (in the Atlantis Casino) and L'Escapade in Grand Case. Also, go for breakfast at the Grand Case Beach Club (a 5-minute drive away from Bleu Emeraude)...the terrace view is lovely and the prices are reasonable.

BARS: Personally, I recommend the Sunset Beach Bar at Maho beach, simply because it's fun watching the airplanes land right over your head or take off nearby. It doesn't get too loud or obnoxious since it only happens every 10 or 20 minutes...so it gives you something to watch and (if you like) snap pictures of. If you like to party, the hot night spots are BLISS at Maho beach; Tantra at the Casino Royale; and Greenhouse in Philipsburg.

ACTIVITIES: I recommend the Rhino Riders; they're sort of like seadoos but bigger, and they comfortably seat two people plus snorkeling gear. The guides lead a fleet of Rhinos out on the water for a 2-hour tour, where you can zip around the island and stop for a 40-minute swim/snorkle/sunbathing session. Also, check out the Marigot market which happens every Wed and Sat morning. Marigot is also great for clothes shopping and cafes; while you're there, stop in at Sarafina's and have a coffee and croissant on the patio. For serious shopping action, the main hubs are Front Street and Back Street in Philipsburg.

MISC: Bleu Emeraude's proprietors were very helpful and not at all "in your face". The underground parking garage is nice if you don't feel comfortable backing out onto a fairly busy road, but be warned: corners are tight in that garage. We rented an open-air jeep but it handled like crap and its size made it difficult to manoever. We actually hit the garage wall while trying to get out and now Thrifty is billing us for the scratch on the car.

CONCLUSION: Bleu Emeraude is well located and offers EXCELLENT value for your dollar. As a whole, St Martin/Sint Maarten is certainly not your typical Carribbean island...apart from its beautiful beaches and friendly people, they have serious dining destinations on both the French and Dutch sides! Plus, the roads are decent, the island is small, and honestly, there seems to be a new bar, eatery, shop or casino to discover around every corner. Fun fun fun!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

We stayed in the Bleu Emeraud for a week in late April. We rented the top floor large appartment and were absolutely stunned by the look of the place and the view from our large balcon. The interior design was fantastic, the pictures on the website are realistic, and the rooms were very clean. Kitchen was fully equipped and modern, and the wireless service worked well. There is an at least 20 foot cathedral ceiling in all rooms which creates the impression of a huge space. Flat screen TV with cable in all rooms, and Hifi with iPod docking station in the living room.
The beach just in front of the appartments is comparatively narrow but has enough room for the complimentary beach chairs and a few meters of sand. At this time of year the beach is very private, the few hotels nearby do not have many guests anymore so the is less than half a dozen people on the beach. The water is great, although not suitable for very small children as there are small waves - however there are other beaches on the island where the water is essentially flat.
The location of the Bleu Emeraude is near the small main street of Grand Case where most of the nice restaurants can be found. To walk from the appartment to the restaurants can be a bit scary, though, especially on the way back in the dark, as only a very narrow side walk is available, and in one section there is not even that. Taking your car is not recommended, on the other hand, as parking near the restaurants is impossible.
Another aspect of the location is that, not untypical for the Carribean, there are a number of borded-up or run-down buildings near the Bleu Emeraud, this includes the stretch between the appartment building and downtown Grand Case. While this did not bother us at all for security reasons it might for some be a bit too much of a negative contrast to the brand-new and ultra-chic Bleu Emeraude.
The large appartment we had was very quiet at night but it does have all bedroom windows towards the ocean - in the living room we could hear cars from the road so the building is not exactly sound-proof.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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NYC
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

We stayed here for a week. We love Grand Case and wanted someplace walkable. Last year we stayed at the GCBC and thought it was not a good value. This place is brand new, it's very clean, it's right on the beach and it was at least $100 less per night than the GCBC.

The room had a FULL kitchen - with a washing machine, too. The terrace overlooks the beautiful beach (water is a little rough here) and there are great lounge chairs and umbrellas right on the beach.

I wish there had been a broom in the room for the sand one tends to track in. Also, I wish it were just a tad closer to the restaurant strip; although that hardy walk after dinner helped with all that rich food.

I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 16 March 2010

The first thing that blows you away is how incredibly clean and wonderful the rooms smell. They do a superb job at keeping it up, nothing looked worn, no marks on the walls - it just sparkled. There were a few small issues with the room that were resolved quickly. Overall, we had a fabulous time here, loved waking up to the phenomenal view and sitting out on the huge balcony overlooking the blue water. The only drawback is if you park in front, it can be a little scary trying to back out. It's on a busy road near a curve. We finally discovered the smart thing to do was park in the underground parking.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Bleu Emeraude
Address: 240 Bvd de Grand Case, Grand Case 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Grand Case
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Case
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 11
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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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