The view is the deal closer. Turquoise water in a protected inlet--no other major development seen from the balcony.Tucked away in one of the "nibbles" out of the croissant shaped island , Auberge is a refuge from the more glitsy and upscale part of the island. But since the island is so small you can hop into the action as needed. I could sit on the balcony all day and be content, which in the heat of the off season is a prudent choice. Stayed in an upper unit. Very simple, clean, albeit a tad dated. We used air conditioning to cool off the mid day extreme heat leftovers before opening the doors at night to the breeze and sounds of the ocean directly below. The kitchen is off the balcony and has a small stove , coffee maker, full fridge, sink and toaster as well as utensils, plates, etc. But it is a shame to cook when there is the exquisite cuisine in Gustavia or St Jean.
It is entertaining to watch the endless parade of locals using the little beach (2-3 at a time, for short periods, never crowded), and yet we also had times when we were completely alone. Night time soaks under the stars were a treat. Excellent snorkeling. For waves and expanses of sand, Flammand beach is a 5 minute walk. Or hike to Columbier from outside your door. . Spectacular.
Sugere, the proprietor,whose father built the Auberge in the fifties, is gently welcoming and accommodating. Because of the off season, a rental car cost was included. The heat is impressive in June. High season, even without a car would be the preferred time.
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