The swaying of the palm trees sound like the breaking of waves. The pointy volcanic mountains in the background. Gorgeous tiles leading you up the stairs to your room. (And our bathroom was spacious and also beautifully tiled). A mysterious grassy foot path down to town surrounded by tropical foliage, including cactuses and tamarind. I love this hotel - we were there for my husband's 65th, complete with a bottle of champagne waiting for our arrival.
In Grand Caisse, don't miss Lolo's for their great ribs; L'Shambala for their beautiful beachside bar and elegant dining (the tartare of fish) and the crepe man's food truck on most evenings near the salt refinery sculpture.
Breakfast is one place only because you'll be hooked: Serafina's in Marigot; an authentic French patisserie with every fruit tart imaginable and custom cakes made from mousse and macarons.
Best nature walk is Orient Bay, past the nudist beach to Galeon, a beach where you can watch the natives play in the water, and refresh yourself with a shrimp salad at the little cafe on the beach, next to the windsurfing place.
Rent a car for $40/day - the hotel arranges everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings...Welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Esplanade