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“The personal touch and much more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Cap Malo

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Le Cap Malo
Bend, Oregon
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“The personal touch and much more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

This gem is a treasure for travelers interested in a quiet and welcoming personalized experience. The hosts, Savario and Morgane, go out of their way to attend to the needs of each guest – and they speak English. From a lovely welcome breakfast, to the concern and care expressed throughout the visit, this is not just another generic hotel experience. My husband and I were there during the off-season, with another couple, which made the experience that much more special with just two couples staying at Le Cap Malo for the week. In the high season, it could get a bit busy if all of the rooms were full, but there is plenty of space and gorgeous beaches just short walk away.

Savario is a very talented chef, which is particularly apparent for those weary of seafood and chicken and looking for something out of the ordinary. His pasta dishes are authentic and delicious, but his desserts like panna cotta and tiramisu, are to die for. Guests can have their dinner at their private eating area or can enjoy a special set up near the pool.

Having a vehicle is really quite essential for traveling around Guadeloupe. We were warned that public transportation was unreliable and quite honestly, having a car seems to be the best way to explore out of the way places. Saint Anne (the city center) is about a 15 minute drive from Le Cap Malo, so having a car is also quite necessary when staying at Le Cap Malo. In a pinch, Savario is quick to offer a ride into town and is very helpful with suggestions of things to do.

Exploring the national park and spending time at various beaches are essential parts of visiting Guadeloupe. The diving around Malendure beach and the Pidgeon Islands is recommended. Although I would not take a special trip to Guadeloupe just for the diving, the diving is good – not exceptional but quite worth it if you are already visiting Guadeloupe.

All in all, I would highly recommend Le Cap Malo for an intimate and enjoyable experience.

Room Tip: The suite next to the pool, closest to the ocean, has the best breeze and some ocean views.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Before we ever arrived at the gîte (for those who don’t know, a gîte is a French holiday home that is available for rent. Gîtes are usually fully furnished and equipped for self-catering.) I realized we were going to someplace very special. Saverio, the property manager went above and beyond to meet some specials needs for our reservations and upcoming stay . That was only a preview as to what he would do for us once we got there.

Upon arrival at this beautiful sanctuary, we were given our keys, a tour, and then a Maracudja Punch (rum and fresh passion fruit). This definitely got us into the Caribbean spirit. Saverio and Morgane (the on-site hosts) assured us that if we needed anything at all to let them know. And they meant it. They were very sweet, kind and helpful the entire week we were there.

As for the property, the Mediterranean style gite is composed of four studios and one large (family size) accommodation. The center attraction of the property is the infinity pool, which is surrounded by attractive cacti, palms and tropical flowers. Each studio has its own kitchenette, fully stocked, which is actually outside on the patio! It is way too hot on Guadeloupe to cook indoors, so an outdoor kitchen /dining room is perfect. Which reminds me, each studio has air conditioning. The studio has one full bed or two twin beds, depending on your needs. The attached bathroom has a walk in stone shower, toilet, sink and very large closet. All linens are provided, including towels. Dishes are provided as well. There is also a fruit basket upon arrival full of tropical fruits and coconut. Nice touch!

The first morning our hosts made sure we had breakfast waiting for us in our fridge. Saverio used to work in Paris as chef and we definitely benefited from his culinary talent. For the first morning he made four kinds of pannacotta (an Italian custard) which were to die for! This alone was worth the trip to Guadeloupe! My favorite one was the cassis/raspberry one. He also provided coffee, a selection of teas, several yogurts, a bag of bread, tropical jams and fresh squeezed juice.

As I mentioned, Saverio is a chef, and one of the perks of Cap Malo is that you can order dinner to be made for you instead of having to go out to a restaurant or cook every night, plus the price is right. You have the choice of Italian dishes or local Creole dishes. We opted for Italian, since we were eating Creole the other nights. Saverio’s pasta dishes were outstanding, but his tiramisu was even better than any I’ve eaten in Italy. Not only were we supplied dinner, but Saverio made us feel like his long lost Italian family whom he invited over for a meal. We definitely felt a warm welcome at Le Cap Malo.

Being that our husbands were there on business, my friend and I had the daylight hours to ourselves to do as we wished. We were, however, stuck without a car. Saverio was kind enough to drive us into town every day and give us tips on where to go and what to do.

Le Cap Malo is located about 10 minutes from the town of Sainte Anne, and 10 minutes from Saint Francois. It is located between the beach of Pierre et Vacances and Bois Jolin. It’s a short walk to the beach from the gite, depending on which beach you want to visit. Le Cap Malo is located in a gated community, with another gate at the entrance to the property. I felt very safe and comfortable the entire stay.

The price for the gite was very, very reasonable. And we were treated like we were in a Five Star resort! Not only would I recommend Le Cap Malo, but I will definitely return. As I said, we arrived as strangers, but we left feeling like Saverio’s family!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2011

From the moment you enter through the gates of Le Cap Malo, you know you are in a very special place. Your gracious hosts provide an oasis that is aesthetically beautiful and perfectly appointed. The beautiful beach is just a 2 minute walk from the property and there is a delightful pool to have cocktails by and watch the sunset when you return. Really fantastic place with great views and great convenience - would HIGHLY recommend.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2011

We arrived in the night a Le Cap Malo and Saverio, the gentleman who cares about everything there came with his car to take us in this "oasi" of peace surraunded by nature and with an amazing seaview. He was really really nice to offer us an excellent Ti Punch of welcome and the morning after we found a very delightful tropical breakfast.
Everything was really nice and they care about everything to let you feel better than in your house. We had some problems to find a car because of the high season and Saverio was simply great in helping us not only for car but also with his advices about our further accomodations. Hey guys he could also introduce you in surfing or dancing Tango !!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Cap Malo

Property: Le Cap Malo
Address: Lotissement 936 17 Lieu Dit Le Helleux, Sainte-Anne 97180, Guadeloupe
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Location: Caribbean > Guadeloupe > Grande-Terre Island > Sainte-Anne
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Sainte-Anne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
Le Cap Malo Guadeloupe/Sainte-Anne

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