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 hurricane shutters were removed several years ago. There are no longer any telephones in the room, but the owner will lend you a cell phone - you will only pay for calls made. Also, they advertise free use of parasols and beach chairs. But the owner of the beach chairs and umbrellas ( not the hotel ) will chase you away, if you attempt to bring your own food or drink on to "their" beach.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Grand Bleu Hotel Orient Bay
- Hotel Cap Caraibes
- Cap Caraibes Orient Bay