My wife and just got back from a phenominal honeymoon trip to St. Martin and Hotel L'esplanade. This place is exactly how it is depicted on the photos from the hotel website. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms (a Studio I think?) and it was perfect for us since it was just the two of us. The entire place has a very Meditteranean (sp?) feel and our room had a great decor with lots of dark wood furniture, clean and crisp white bedding, and an awesome bathroom with an open air shower. The pool area isn't very big but it is very charming and while we only went to the pool three times all week we never shared it with more than probably two or three other couples, so it definitely felt like it was a perfect size for such a small hotel. The hotel staff did a great job helping me book a few of the things that we planned to do during our week long stay there.
The walk up/down the footbath to Grande Case isn't bad at all, we walked for every meal that we ate in Grande Case (which was most of our meals). I also have to recommend that you rent a car (we used Justice Rental Cars) because the best beaches are in other areas of the island. Petite Plage and Grande Case Beach are really pretty but they are just too small.
We took the ferry boat to Pinel Island and loved it, did a Rhino Riders tour to Creole Rock and thought it was awesome, took the Scoobitoo catamaran cruise to Prickly Pear (Anguilla) and thought it was great, but our favorite thing was the Extreme Zip Line Course at Loterie Farm. That was the bomb!!
Once again, we absolutely loved our trip to St. Martin and we have already decided that if/when we go back we will be staying at Hotel L'esplanade.
- 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