This hotel is really nice and in a great location. The rooms are clean, modern, and a nice size. Each room has a balcony with an ocean view, so you can fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean. The restaurants which are only a 5 minute walk are wonderful and not super expensive. A fun bar along the restaurant row is the Blue Martini, there is usually live music there. Next door, a place called Le Pub, is good if you want to stay out late night. Marigot, a quaint little shopping district, is only about a 5 minute drive. I would suggest renting a car because the taxi drivers will rip you off and the island is easy to navigate, it is pretty much just one road. The staff at this hotel was great, so nice and helpful. I am a "hotel snob" and I was very pleased with Le Petit Hotel.
Also, I only spent 1 day on the dutch side, and I found it to be so Americanized and blah. The traffic on the Dutch side was terrible and the shopping was overpriced and unremarkable. One thing that is definitely worthwhile is taking the ferry to Anquilla, a beautiful little island only about 30 minutes away from Grand Case. The ferry leaves from the marina in MArigot and it is only 15$. This place (Anquilla) is beautiful, you have to go... the beach here is incredible, soft white sand and the houses there are enormous. Definitely worth it. Also, one of the best places I ate was Le Cottage, along the restaurant row in Grand Case, so delicious. My other favorite was La Marine, also along the restaurant row. My friend and I had drinks, appetizers, and entrees which only came out to 67$. A good deal and great food.
One more tip, most of the restaurants take Euros, but if you pay in cash (American dollars), they will allow you to pay the Euro rate which actually ends up being cheaper since the Euro is worth more. If you use credit, they jack up the price to the American dollar equivalent. Cash is the way to go, at least when eatig out on the French side. Enjoy, this really is the best place! Oh, and if you like Mojitos, the Blue Martini, makes them so good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set upon the sand of Grand Case Bay, this is St. Martin's true boutique hotel. Le Petit Hotel has an air of casual luxury, yet assures an impeccable attention to detail. Stylish and thoughtfully appointed rooms feature Balinese furniture, Frette linens, Damana amenities, fully equipped kitchens and marble bathrooms. Sunlight plays upon the surface of the sea while you enjoy soft tropical breezes from your own private terrace. Time to unwind, time to relax, time to wine, time to dine...A mood to remember. Le Petit Hotel...For the lucky few. ... more less