I have never written a review before, but our trip to St. Martin so was such a perfect experience, I thought the hotel(s) and staff deserved mention. My husband and I planned a last minute trip to the island before the holidays and arranged to stay at both L' Esplanade and Le Petit Hotel around a visit to one of the surrounding islands. Our first destination was L'Esplanade, the larger of the two properties up on the hill overlooking Grande Case. From the moment we arrived, we were able to shed our bags and plans and just relax. Kristin and Marc showed us our room, pointed out the path to the beach from L'Esplanade, the walk to "restaurant row" and encouraged us to just relax and have a good time.
They have thought of everything here. I travel a lot for business, so I am particular about a lot of things. The bed, the linens on the bed, the towels, the choices of bath products- all the little things that make you feel like you are being taken care of- have been meticulously thought out here. Our bed was large and plush, not two twin beds pushed together to make a king, it was a real king size mattress with breezy white linens. The bathroom featured local, french bath products and freshly clipped flowers. From our deck we had a beautiful view of the beach below. We could have stayed here for the whole trip. But we planned to pack in a few destinations on this trip.
When we returned to St.Martin, we stayed at Le Petit. Our boat got in late, but Stefanie had prepared for our late arrival and made sure we were taken care of. I LOVE this hotel. It feels like home, that is if I could have a beach house in the Caribbean. The room we stayed in had a porch which led directly onto the beach, which simply can not be beat. The room has been designed to feel like you are in Bali or Tahiti with heavy teak stained wood and crisp, clean cushions. Again the bed was incredibly comfortable. We lazed around our porch in the mornings over delicious pastries, fresh squeezed juice and Real coffee.
They have truly designed a place where you feel at ease. There are no wicker pieces or other usual tropical trappings, Le Petit and L'Esplanade are classy, comfortable and cool properties. They give their guests enough information to be self sufficient (even have little kitchens for your own food) but are incredibly kind and helpful if you should ever need their help or advice. We had the best trip and recommend it highly to anyone who is planning a trip to the Caribbean.
- 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. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel l Esplanade