Grand Case, St. Martin
My first impression of this luxury boutique hotel was that it felt like you were a guest at a private, grand home. Perched on a hill on the north end of Grand Case (pronounced Grand Kas), Hotel L'Esplanade is set amid lush tropical gardens and possesses one of the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean I have ever experienced!
As you ascend the tiled staircase to the open air reception level, you can see that no detail has been spared...inviting seating areas surrounded by alluring artwork and decor welcome you to a world of tranquil, unpretentious elegance and luxury!
We were honored to be hosted by owner, Kristin Petrelluzzi who lives on site with her family, and is obviously very passionate about her guests' comfort and well-being.
There are 24 spacious accommodations, all with a private ocean view terrace. Deluxe Studios, Deluxe Lofts, One Bedroom Suites and a 3 Bedroom Villa are available starting at $245 per night. With all of the comforts of home including a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, each tastefully decorated space offers luxurious French linens and bathroom amenities, cable TV with DVD player, stereo with CD player, as well as complimentary internet access.
We were able to view the One Bedroom Suite, which can accommodate up to 4..
The serene pool and hot tub area is a peaceful respite to laze in the sun, read a great book or simply nap under an umbrella. A poolside bar is staffed by a warm and friendly bartender who also offers a tasty lunch or snack to savor!
A short stroll down the walkway of the enchanting manicured grounds lead to the road to downtown Grand Case, where most any cuisine, from lolos (local BBQ outdoor stands) to gourmet fare awaits.
Kristin mentioned that most of her guests choose to have a rental car waiting for them at Hotel L'Esplanade when they arrive, so they have the freedom to explore all that St. Martin has to offer.
I don't think I can say it any better than the brochure from Hotel Esplanade..."for those who appreciate solitude, gracious hospitality and relaxation in blissful surroundings"!