Having lived in St Maarten for 10 years and working In St Barth 6 of those years back in the late 80's & early 90's, I had fallen in love with St Barths many years ago and got to know many faces & local families. I always loved the Flammnds/Petit Anse area then as it was where you take the trail to Colombier beach.
Fast forward 18 years... Booked via email with Suger without difficulty during low season and effortlessly picked up included car rental from Solei Caraibe upon arriving via WinAir from St Kitts. From the airport its a short drive to the north-west part of the island (10 mins) and at the end of the road past Flamands beach.
Suger gave me a room near the office with a view to kill for. Actually I am confident every room there has the same amazing view which looks towards Pinel Island, St Martin & Angullia. During my stay, the kitchenette came in handy for self catering which can save one a ton of euros on this island! There is WiFi included which works well especially if you are closer to the office. I was able to Facetime via iPad without any issues. The breeze and surf below the balcony is just amazing. A true FWI experience!
During my early years in St Barth, I got the stay at nearly every well known hotel on the island including ones that now have rooms for $1000+ (my old job provided), however in today's economy, this place is a truly great value! I cannot stress that enough! The location, tranquility and sheer beauty of this end of the island make Auberge de la Petite Anse a winner in the budget/features/location ratio!
Yes, there is no TV or alarm clock... there is absolutely no need for that here. This place is a true French Antilles experience. Instead you can walk to 3 beaches and a great creole restaurant or easily drive to Gustavia or St Jean in 10 minutes. There is decent snorkeling in the cove as well. I highly recommend a stay here if you value your wallet! The rates in the off-season are a tremendous deal with car included! I am going back next month and look forward to staying here again!
- Also Known As:
- Auberge De La Petite Anse Hotel