We had visited St Martin on a cruise ship about 10 years ago. We knew it was an island we wanted to go back to for a longer stay than what the cruise allowed. It was our 30th anniversary so we decided that St Martin would be a good choice to celebrate. I checked trip advisor and put in "best place to stay in St Martin" and Grand Case kept coming up, so that is where we picked to go. I'm very glad we picked Grand Case. We love the beach and watching sunsets. Both were out our patio door. Like others have said, the beach is just steps away. I love the ocean but not strong waves. Grand Case was perfect for me because the water was very calm to swim in. Staff was great from the time we checked in until we left. Everyone very helpful. Sunset Cafe had awesome food(my favorite-Italian paninni and shrimp and risoettoe). Also make sure you take a walk to the town of Grand Case and stop at the Blue Martinie. Another excellant place to eat. The food is 4-5 star so if you don't want to pay the price there are lolo's to eat at or make yourself your meals in your room, stove, microwave, frig, coffe pot provided. We were on vacation so eating at different places are a treat to us. I'm so glad we chose Grand Case Beach Club. With all the repeat visitors you won't go wrong here.