"Wonderful hotel close to the beach and fine dining"
This was a vacation for our 25th wedding anniversary - my wife and I wanted a very special time together and our expectations were far exceeded. The Alamanda was wonderful. The check in went very smooth. The breakfast in the morning was fresh and delicious. The staff was excellent. The room was very good - comfortable bed, clean, very nice size. The balcony was furnished and an excellent place to relax.
Fine dining was a 2 minute walk away. We ate at 2 of the restaurants - Cote Plages and Le P'tit Bistro. The food was excellent at both. The foie gras at Le P'tit Bistro was incredibly delicious!
The Orient Beach was also a minute walk away. The sand, surf, and water were the most beautiful we have ever seen. The time we spent on the beach together (about 6 hours each day) was awesome! The beach front had restaurants that served lunch and drinks all day. We ate lunch at Andy and Cheryl's. It was very good.
My wife got a pina colada at Kontiki - it was superb!
The atmosphere at the Orient Beach was completely relaxed and chill. People were cool and friendly. Totally hassle free!
The prices for beer, drinks, and food at the Orient Beach restaurants and bars were reasonable.
The vacation was like having the best of France and the Caribbean in one place - a paradise of sensual pleasures and an excellent way for a couple to celebrate their marriage!
Ken from Louisiana
Set on the island's French side, this resort features direct access to sunning, swimming, and watersports along a mile of …More
"We have already booked our next stay at Palm Court"
We have stayed at Palm Court in the past and loved it then and we still do. The rooms are big and the King size beds are huge, I'm not sure of the measurements but they are larger than our California King we have at home. The rooms are clean and the hotel grounds and landscaping are beautiful and very well cared for. The bath room is a good size with an open shower. The pool is warm and very clean. Due to the fact that everything was to our liking, we did not need to see the staff a lot but when we did it was a very pleasant experience. Ann at the reception desk did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast staff does an excellent job from the great coffee to my wife's favorite, the chocolate pastries.
Captain from Southwest Florida
Surrounded by palms, banana, and mango trees, this St. Maarten hotel is near Orient Beach, and a 20-minute drive from …More
You feal you landed in France the minute you get there. The beach is great. The pool at the villas are fun after a day at the beach. The staff are all very nice.
The hotel is one end of the beach , so it is quieter and the people from the cruise ships land at another part of the beach.
Other secluded beaches are nearby. Pimel island is a lot of fun.
The Coco beach restaurant needs improvements. We tried other restaurant on Orient beach which were better, one called Bikini.
Fabulous family getaway for 5 of us. Direct flights, rented an SUV for the week which is recommended for getting to/from airport & excursions & dinners in Grand Case. While still in transition the entire staff is very accommodating. The concierge, Claudette, was a tremendous help with booking our snorkel tour with Captain Alan and dinner recommendations. The true gem is the privacy and beauty of Anse Marcel, from the gardens, the mountains, the pool, spa, beach and charming people. This is a memorable spot to return to time and again.
This small hotel is a gem! We spent 10 days at The Marquis in a large well appointed room with a spectacular view of the bay at Ance Marcel from our terrace. The staff was unfailingly professional and friendly. The service was first rate. If you are looking for a first rate hotel that is a bit off the beaten track, this is the place for you.
We had a wonderful stay at GCBC--the rooms were wonderful, up-to-date and well kept, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the close proximity of a full service restaurant with great food was really appreciated. We walked into the town of Grand Case several nights for dinner, too, and enjoyed the local and French cuisine available there. I cannot think of single thing I would suggest for an improvement--a truly delightful, restful vacation spot!
Traveller from Charlotte, NC
This Caribbean Sea resort on the island's French side is 300m (328 yds) north of Grand Case village's restaurant row, known …More
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