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Le Grand Bleu

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   115 Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St Maarten-St Martin (Formerly Caraibes Beach Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My wife and I honeymooned here this past August. It was our second time staying at Le Grand Bleu. During our first trip we met Gerard on our last night and he gave us a complimentary bottle of wine. He was very nice and accommodating. When I contacted him to make our honeymoon arrangements he was thrilled my wife and... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Booked this wonderful little hotel for the last three days of our vacation. Upon arriving, the guard told us it was closed (oh dear!) which turned out not to be quite the truth. Grand Bleu is undergoing renovations but there were rooms available for our reservation. Gerard and Delphine are just as nice as everybody said and very personable. Our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend expecting a cosy room and great location. It was exactly was we received in addition to the fantastic service. It's a 30 second walk to orient beach and a couple minutes more to the village. Gerard and Delphine who run the place are extremely friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days at Le Grand Bleu! A stone's throw from a great beach, it's also within walking distance of several nice places to eat and a short drive to the supermarket if you need to pick up a few things. The staff was wonderful, the room was spacious and clean, the rate reasonable.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Gran Bleu for 10 days in early May 2013. We loved it! Minutes to the best beach where you can lay under an umbrella all day and enjoy the most beautiful water. The Gran Bleu is a small condo complex ran by a couple, Gerard and Delphine. The nicest and most helpful couple... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here one night before we left on a cruise, wanted to see the island and experience the French side. Check in was great, staff is multi-lingual and very helpful and friendly. Room was very clean, big, huge bed, kitchenette, nice bathroom. Very close to the beach (about 1 block walk down a path), but not right on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I stayed here when it was known as the Cap Caraibes, then Caraibes Beach Hotel, and now Le Grand Bleu. It is just a great place to relax. The room is large, clean, and contains a kitchenette, with a small fridge. The mattress is large and comfortable. The A/C is powerful, and quiet. The price is very reasonable. Unfortunately, the... More

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I originally chose Le Grand Bleu based on reviews from Trip Advisor. I had read many good reviews and when I arrived in St Martin was not disappointed. We stayed in a very clean and quiet room on the second floor and while we only had a sliver of an ocean view, our large balcony offered up a private feeling.... More

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Yonkers, New York
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5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Just returned after spending (10) days here and would absolutely recommend the place to family or friend. The managers, Gerard and his wife Delphin, could not of been more courteous and hospitable. The rooms were clean and cool and quiet. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and you could have an American one if you desired. Parking was never... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We just returned for Le Grand Bleu. After a week at our time share we extended our stay two nights on the French side. Our room was great for the price. Very clean and well appointed. We could walk minutes to a great beach. Chairs and umbrellas included. The staff excellent at the desk. Very friendly and helpful. Bring an... More

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Additional Information about Le Grand Bleu

Also Known As:
Le Grand Bleu Hotel
Le Grand Bleu Hotel Orient Bay
Hotel Cap Caraibes
Cap Caraibes Orient Bay
Address: 115 Parc de la Baie Orientale, Orient Bay 97150, St Maarten-St Martin (Formerly Caraibes Beach Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Le Grand Bleu 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Caraibes Beach Hotel (formerly Cap Caraibes Hotel), one of St. Martin’s finest beach front hotels, is directly situated on Orient Beach, most popular beach on the French side of the island. This 3 story, 35 junior suites, Mediterranean styled hotel has beautifully appointed rooms designed to suit a wide variety of tastes and features personalized attentions and services to each of his guest. ... more   less 
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