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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
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Perfect Place and Perfect Hosts”
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 I would be returning. (even though I don't know if he remembered us) Delphine and Gerard went out of there way to make sure our week went smoothly. They made sure we had everything we needed and the accommodations were very clean. No complaints. Looking forward to visiting them again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 ground floor room was very clean and quiet despite a bar being nearby on the beach. The lovely beach and many small restaurants were all within walking distance. Thanks Gerard & Delphine for a lovely end to our vacation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin Square, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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.
I can't wait to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 ever. Delphine offered to let me ride with her to the market to get our initial supplies. Once inside the Simply Mkt., she helped me find the things I needed in the store. Really wonderful, genuine people. The condos are all basically the same on the interior. The 3rd floor condos don't share walls so I think they are a bit more private. They are like a studio with a small kitchen are with a 2 burner stove top, microwave and small fridge. If you need any other appliances..you would just ask Delphine. Ample bathroom with a shower. You get your lounge/umbrella at the beach free and they supply the beach towels.
We ate in Grand Case at Le Cottage...great wine and lovely setting.
Taste of the Town..got my vote for ribs and sides. Excellent ribs, great service and a fun place.
In Orient Beach we ate at the Italian place which I thought was very good. Had a wonderful pizza. Ate at Cote Plages..pretty good.
Ate at Le Piment..pretty good too.
The Tap Five was good for rottisiere chicken and the Simply Mkt. was all we needed for fruits, eggs, baguettes, cheese and great salad greens.
We had a relaxing stay and you can't beat Grand Bleu for location, cleanliness and the helpfulness of Gerard and Delphine.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 beach so the hotel room is private and quiet. There was free wifi near check in (on the deck).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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 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.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Le Grand Bleu

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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) 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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Also Known As:
Le Grand Bleu Hotel Orient Bay
Hotel Cap Caraibes
Cap Caraibes Orient Bay

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