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grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

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grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

HELP!!! My husband and I are planning a 5 night escape to celebrate our 35th birthdays and are torn between Grand Case Beach Club, Oyster Bay Beach Resort and Le Domaine de Lonvilliers. Looking for a clean and low-key place with fairly modern conveniences, nice beach and bar to just hang out and recharge. We also love food and great wine. Any help for these first time adventurers??? Thank you. Also, am I missing a place that we should definitely check out - the choices!

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Grand Case Beach Club
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1. Re: grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

I think you're making the right decision staying on the French side. That being said I would go with the GCBC. Very nice beach, good snorkeling (activities desk on premises for all day trips, Prickly, Pear, Glass bottom boat, etc), quiet, great restaurant on the grounds (Sunset Cafe' and it lives up to its name) and a walk into Grand Case to satisfy your fine wine and dining needs. Most units have recently been renovated and they keep the grounds in very good condition. They give you beach chairs and have waiter service on the beach. There are also kayaks for your use and if you're the adventurous type, paddle out to Creole Rock for some excellent snorkeling. If not, there's decent snorkeling around the restaurant (saw a barracuda there once)

Le Domaine de Lonevillers is close to the Radisson construction so you may hear construction noise during the day.

Other nearby places to check out are L'Esplenade and Petit Hotel in Grand Case and Alamanda, L"Hoste and Cap Caribes if you want to be in the Orient Village area.

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2. Re: grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

Thank you cmauro. I booked the trip while I could still get an ocean front room - we are VERY excited. Have heard so many wonderful things about the island and think I'm going to fast for the next three months so that I can fill up on what I hear is unbelievable cuisine and wine :o)

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3. Re: grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

We loved Grand Case. We stayed at an apartment above La California restaurant. We saw GCBC and it was nice. Il Nettuno, if you like Italian, is wonderful. You can sit, drink wine, and watch the lighted boats in the bay. We had a car and went to many beaches...all fabulous. Enjoy, we loved it!

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4. Re: grand case, oyster bay beach or Le Domaine de Lonvilliers

We loved Grand Case. We stayed at an apartment above La California restaurant. We saw GCBC and it was nice. Il Nettuno, if you like Italian, is wonderful. You can sit, drink wine, and watch the lighted boats in the bay. We had a car and went to many beaches...all fabulous. Enjoy, we loved it!

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Thank you so much for the dinner tip - I can't wait to get there and recharge our batteries without our little ones in tow (don't get me wrong I love my girls, but we all need a little time to rest). Thanks again for the tip.

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