We booked a romantic getaway based on reviews from this site, crossed our fingers, and essentially experienced a honeymoon without it actually being a honeymoon.
(We stayed in March 2006. I've been meaning to write the review ever since.)
The hotel far exceeded our expectations! Their website doesn't do it any justice. Sophisticated and elegant yet warm and friendly. It's tucked away on a mountainside yet just a short walk to the beach/town. A MUST: relax and snorkel at the Grand Case Beach Club, just a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
Grand Case is absolutely the gourmet food capital of the Caribbean. So many restaurants, so little time. It's like eating in Paris one night, stumbling upon Rome the next, and then feasting on Caribbean fare another. Fine restaurants line the festive fishing village with Caribbean cafes sprinkled in between.
Even though you don' t have to leave Grand Case, I suggest you see the small island - both French and Dutch sides. Rent a car, don't bike! There's hardly any room for cars, never mind bikes. The roads are so narrow. Definitely rent a car from the car company suggested by the hotel - they're sooo friendly and service is wonderful!
Thanks to everyone at Hotel L'Esplanade for a wonderful 6 days!
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking