Full disclosure – We chose St. Aubin because it was rated 1st on Tripadvisor.
After arriving in Martinique and picking up our rental car, we drove across the island to what we though was the general area of where the hotel was located.
The hotel was somewhat difficult to find. The website directions are not very useful in English and Google maps actually has another hotel listed as Le Domaine Saint Aubin incorrectly - so beware!. The hotel is almost half way between the towns of Saint Marie and La Trinite. I am attaching images of the hotel from Google Earth, though they seem dated.
I would give Le Domaine Saint Aubin 5 stars simply for its location alone. It is centrally located on the island and no place north or south is more than 1 to 2 hours drive away. Compare this to staying on one of the tips of the island having to drive 2 to 3 hours to the other side and then driving that again at the end of the day. I think not.
We had one of the single rooms on the upper level of the property. Great views, comfortable bed and we even had a deck that we could sit out on in the morning and evening. There is even a mini fridge. We really appreciated the AC unit in the room on the warmer evenings. Our only complaint is that the AC unit would make crackling noises every now and then and start smelling like burning cables or plastic and the unit would stop working. I am not sure what was going on. We would stop using it at that point.
We tried to eat out a couple times at various places, and were not dissapointed. On two occasions we had breakfast and dinner at Le Domaine Saint Aubin. The owners wife is the chef and an AMAZING one at that! Dinner is served with appertifes, appatizers, main course and desert. The price was on the high side (around $40+ per person) but worth trying at least once. Breakfast was alright, though not to my liking. French pastries, plain almost sour yogurt and other similar items. My girlfriend loved them however. I chose to instead to purchase some gronola, milk and fruit from a grocery store instead.
Wow!!! Amazing views.
I would highly recommend this place. Great location, very friendly staff that went out of their way to help us locate some lost baggage and I forgot to mention a swimming pool as well :)
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- Also Known As:
- Le Domaine Saint Aubin Martinique/La Trinite