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. Our room was large and included a little kitchen. We shopped at the nearby convenience store and enjoyed breakfast and several other meals on our balcony. Orient Beach was a very short walk from our room and once there, we enjoyed the complementary beach chairs and umbrellas. While the beach was always busy, it also was a great place to just hang out and relax. Our hosts at Le Grand Bleu were gracious, polite, and always helpful with anything we needed. We did not rent a car while on St Martin but had no problem finding really good restaurants within walking distance. And when we chose to dine in
Grand Case, the hotel arranged our taxi. Overall, a great experience. I would stay there again.