My fiance and I are planning to split our 10-night honeymoon during the 1st week of August between St. Martin and the Viceroy Anguilla. We're drawn to the French Side of St. Martin because we're foodies and can't wait to try the restaurants in Grand Case, and because it seems more secluded. We're thinking it makes sense to stay in Grand Case (we can always drive to other beaches on SXM during the day, plus we'll have our beach fix in Anguilla), but we're torn between L'Esplanade and the Grand Case Beach Club. Is L'Esplanade worth the extra $$? Or should we save that money for all the amazing food we'll be eating? I guess the big question is, how much nicer is L'Esplanade? It's so hard to tell from the pictures!
Thanks in advance for the insights and advice!
PS - We're open to other suggestions besides these 2 hotels if we've missed a hidden gem :)