Go here for a unique, unpretentious hotel with charm. The rooms all have balconies and views of the ocean as well as kitchenettes. While not plush and luxurious, the rooms are decent. Getting to our room made us laugh. From reception we went down a 5-step staircase and made a right turn. A little further along the hall we went down another 12-step staircase which curved left and then made another right turn. Next, down the hall past a spiral staircase, left turn and then another 8-step stairway down. After a final right turn we climbed up a two-level spiral staircase to room 73...with luggage. The bathroom was quite basic, but serviceable. Our bed was in a sleeping loft which we got to by climbing a staircase with no banister. This was fine for us, but might pose a problem for travelers not in the best of shape. The staff was unobtrusive and kept our room very clean.
The open-air restaurant, Bord-o ( a play on Bordeaux), was adjacent to the pool and very pleasant. There was also music, a magic show or a jewelry show, depending upon the night. The food was very good...a nice mixture of French and Creole. Actually, the food everywhere on the island was delicious, especially the Assiette Creole--- which always consisted of crab, accras (salt cod fritters) and boudins (blood sausage). SOOOO GOOD! We discovered the potent "Ti Punch", made with the local cane sugar syrup, fresh limes, and rum agricole, which is a very young white rum.
It's best if you speak even a fledgling amount of French because we were the only couple speaking English. Most guests were from France, some were families with children, but not too many. Some of the staff members did speak a little English and we know a little French, so we got by. This is understandable because Martinique is a department within the French government and you should expect nothing else. I had fun taking a water aerobics class in French. The Euro is used so be aware that the dollar doesn't buy as much as in some other Caribbean islands.
We liked the location a lot because it was out of the capital, Fort-De-France, on the southeastern coast. We rented a car...the driving was easy as the roads are good. However, parking at the Diamant Beach Club is another story. The parking was always tight...if you could find a space. Every day was a challenge to maneuver the car in and out. However, we were able to tour all over Martinique, which has more to see than many Caribbean islands. We could also walk to the small town of Le Diamant which had a smattering of interesting shops and good restaurants.
There is a minuscule black sand beach at the hotel, but for surf and sand you need to go further east to the Grande Anse des Salines, a very long white sand beach. However, we considered this vacation to be more of a culinary, cultural, and sightseeing experience than a beach vacation. There was no Wi-Fi when we went and only a few internet cafes, but that may have changed.
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