Press & Awards

L'Esplanade may be a hidden gem, but its impossible to keep a twenty year reputation as one of the finest hotels in the region a complete secret. L'Esplanade has won a wide variety of awards, often year after year. The hotel has also captured the interest of many journalists. A few selections about L'Esplanade are available below.

25 Best Romantic Getaways in the Caribbean
Everyone can enjoy the soft white sands and beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean...
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Hotel L'Esplanade, Destination St. Martin
The story of L’Esplanade is the ongoing pursuit of Caribbean zen. The hotel reflects the funky spirit of Grand Case, and it's renowned for going beyond the extra mile to please guests.
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Serenity in St. Martin, LA Travel
This eclectic small boutique hotel nestled on the hillside welcomes you with sweeping views of the aquamarine sea below. Expect your spirit to be reset as soon as you arrive.
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Polished to Perfection, Destination St. Martin
Soon after marrying in Charlotte, Vermont, Kristin and Marc Petrelluzzi came down to St. Martin to visit Marc's parents who have resided on the island for the past 20 years. This was back in November of 1996 and it was supposed to be a two month vacation. Ten years later, they’re still here and loving it! Owners of two of the finest hotels on the island, Kristin and Marc have received countless praise for their warm hospitality and admit that most of their guests are repeat customers.
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Above it All, Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine
A blue sign posted along a narrow street in the little town of Grand Case guides travelers to Hotel L'Esplanade: "On a hill above the rest." Indeed. With its breathtaking bird's-eye views, soaring ceilings and roomy lofts, this Mediterranean-style hilltop hotel charms its guests with a precious commodity: breathing space.
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L'Esplanade, Iconic Stays
Home away from home. This is how we felt during the stay at L'Esplanade St. Maarten, a family-owned boutique hotel perched on a hilltop in Grand Case, on the French side of the island. The location, the service and the views made for an unforgettable stay.
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On-Site St. Martin: Hotel L'Esplanade, Uncommon Caribbean
When you visit the website for Hotel L'Esplanade and take a look at the photos of the rooms, you probably won't think they could possibly look that nice in real life, but they do! The dark wood playing off the light walls really captures that fabulous Caribbean feel. And the ceilings really are that amazingly clean and polished. The rooms really are that bright and welcoming. The view over Grand Case from the balcony really is that gorgeous – as you may have noticed from this month's Moment of Zen video.
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The incredible location, luxurious rooms and dedication to customer service at Hotel L'Esplanade have earned it many awards.

The Caribbean Journal named it one of the Caribbean's Best Luxury Boutique Hotels and TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards classed it as one of the 25 best hotels in the Caribbean.

Offering the best hotel experience possible L'Esplanade has won both a dedicated following of repeat guests and year after year of awards and recognition. L'Esplanade is proud to be consistently at the top of awards and rankings based on feedback from actual guests.


Explore the island of St. Martin and Grand Case Bay from the perfect home base. The people of Hotel L'Esplanade love to share their local knowledge and take the guesswork out of planning your ultimate vacation on an island with so much to do and see.


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