We just came back from a week at the Radisson Blu and I would say it is the best hotel experience we've ever had. Our kids (ages 10 and 12) would agree that this place was fantastic. The hotel is beautiful and the surroundings are gorgeous. The beautiful pool overlooks an even more beautiful sandy cove with boats bobbing in the gentle waves - I could sit there for hours. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and had fun teaching our kids some French words and phrases. ("Merci, Ramboud!") The buffet breakfast has a very nice selection with something for everyone in our family - made to order omelettes and french press coffee suit me perfectly.
The location of the hotel is good too. At first we wondered if we would be a bit isolated, but nothing on the island is far away. The Dutch part of the island is very congested and crowded and the French side seems more laid back. Grand Case is only 10 minutes away by car and Marigot is 20-25.
The only negative of the Radisson Blu would be C Le Restaurant along the beach - overpriced, small portions, and mediocre quality. You are better off going to the restaurants out the front of the hotel, or better yet, driving in to Grand Case.
I would highly recommend the Radisson Blu, you'll love it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the Hotel The Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin, situated at the beachfront on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, is the perfect place for a dream vacation and it's ready for you to enjoy all the amenities and services RIU offers to its guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin Hotel Anse Marcel
- Radisson Blu Resort, Marina And Spa St. Martin
- Radisson Anse Marcel
- Anse Marcel Radisson
- Hotel Riu Palace St Martin St. Maarten-St. Martin/Anse Marcel