We chose this spot based on all the wonderful reviews on trip advisor and were not disappointed. We had not been to St. Maarten in about 34 years and were so happy we chose the French side. We honeymooned on the Dutch side and were so disappointed when we saw how commercial it had become.
The French side is much more rustic and no large high rise hotels, beaches are great.
The hotel was perfect in every way, and yes the views are amazing, definitely one of the highlights of the trip was sitiing, any time of day on our balcony and taking in the view.
Rooms are beutiful, comfortable, loved the small kitchen, and bathrooms are great.
We loved making coffee every morning and having breakfast on the patio, we even picked up goodies and enjoyed a lovely dinner on the terrace a few evenings along with a great bottle of wine.
Location is great, within a short walk to all the restaurants.
Lovely pool area with charming swim up bar, never have to worry about reserving a char, not that kind of place!
We enjoyed using the sister hotel Le Petite, and used their beach many times, After checking out all beacheds n the area, we loved the small beach there , almost always quiet , and at times was the only one in the water!
Staff was very helpful and informative, always there to answer a question or give directions.
We rented a car through the hotel and it was stress free, included transfers to and from hotel.
We recommend renting a car to check out all the interesting spots on the island.
Would not hesitate to come back to this wonderful boutique hotel!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Esplanade
- l Esplanade Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings... welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. ... more less