You could have lunch in any of the "Lolos" located in the heart of Grand Case.
Also any of the beach restaurants on Orient, most all serve excellent sushi.
St. Martin offers its visitors a wide variety of activities. Whatever you decide, we will be happy to make all of the arrangements for you, please ask the front desk!
Important: Please remember to take your passport with you to the other islands.
Avoid any temptation, and do not leave anything at all in your car!
The boutiques in Marigot are closed daily for lunch and closed all day on Sunday.
The boutiques in Philipsburg do not close for lunch but the bigger ones like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger are closed on Sunday.
Choose among the folowing themes to browse our suggestions.
Petite Plage - Grand Case
Located just down the footpath from the hotel. If you take a right on the road it will take you to the Grand Case Beach Club.
You can either enter through the gate saying that you are going to the Sunset Café or continue up the road to the public entrance.
You can rent chairs and umbrellas at the Beach Club: $25 for 2 chairs and an umbrella.
Grand Case Bay
Located just down the footpath from the hotel. If you take a left on the road it will take you to Calmos Café where you can use their beach chairs and umbrellas for free if you eat lunch with them.
A cool place to hang out at night too! We like Zen It too which is just a few steps down from Calmos and LOVE which is a bit further down the boulevard.
Please also feel free to go to our sister hotel, Le Petit Hotel. At Le Petit Hotel you have full access to chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear, kayaks and paddle boards.
St. Martin's most famous beach. Clothing optional at the far end.
The best for watersports and beach bars. We like Palm Beach for the more mellow Orient experience.
Le Galion Beach
Very calm, like one giant sandbar, a perfect beach for kids. At the other end there is a surf break and an outfitter that rents boards.
Happy Bay - Friar's Bay
Walk over from Friar's Bay to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unspoiled beach.
Great for snorkeling on calm days and for body surfing on rough days. The new Westin is located there and has a yummy Sunday brunch.
A really pretty beach located in the lowlands. A long stretch of sand so you’re sure to find a private spot.
At the far right of the bay, there is some of the best snorkeling on the island; pretty colored coral formations!
Great snorkeling here as well. You can also take a long walk around to Baie Longue to admire the beautiful villas.
Mullet Bay - Cupecoy
A long stretch of powdery, white sand. At the far right there is good snorkeling.
A true island paradise! Catch the 5 minute ferry which runs to and from Pinel all day long.
Beautiful clear water, a white sandy beach and a great lunch at Eric’s Karibuni. Don't miss the grilled lobster and chocolate cake.
Friar's Bay Beach Café - Friars Bay
Beach chairs are complimentary when you dine with them.
Lounge, Lunch & Dinner
Calmos Cafe - Grand Case
Dine with your toes in the sand at this funky bar and restaurant.
Le Piment - Orient Bay
This pizzeria and trattoria serves a variety of pizzas, pastas and salads or try the daily specials.
Bluefin - Cupecoy
Go for your fix of fresh-caught local fish.
Aglio & Olio - Grand Case
Real pizza napoletana made in a wood-fired oven, you’d have to go to Italy to have better, or at least Brooklyn.
Le Ti Coin Creole - Grand Case
One of the cornerstones of creole dining in Grand Case, just down the footpath.
Villa Royale - Grand Case
This creole-focused restaurant also features a variety of French dishes.
Yvette's - French Quarter
Creole classics in a down-home atmosphere.
L'Ile Flottante - Grand Case
At the beginning of Grand Case Boulevard. A full breakfast: eggs, pastries and good coffee.
Coco Beach - Orient Bay
A great choice if you want to jump start your beach day.
Crousti Bread - Grand Case
Delicious baked goods and take-away sandwiches to pack for the beach.
Baywatch - Orient Bay
They will cook you up typical American fare.
Westin - Dawn Beach
Impressive Sunday brunch.
Sarafina's - Marigot
A typical Parisian bakery.
Zen It - Grand Case
Lunch, snacks and cocktails on the beach in Grand Case.
La Source - Marigot
Fresh, healthy food in a chic atmosphere on Marina Port la Royale.
Le Sand - Nettle Bay
A must for lunch. A perfect spot when visiting Baie Rouge, Plum Bay or Long Bay.
Top Carrot - Simpson Bay
Great choice for vegetarians. Stop in on your way back to the airport.
Bacchus - Hope Estate
Perfect for a rainy day. Go and get lost in the wine cave...you won't believe that it is still light out when you leave! Divine food, divine wine!
Lolos - Grand Case
Enjoy inexpensive ribs, chicken or seafood at the local, open-air barbecue restaurants in the heart of Grand Case.
Ti Bouchon - Cul de Sac
Momo is a great host, casual porch setting.
La Villa - Grand Case
Christophe is a veteran of "Restaurant Row" and willing to please!
Ocean 82 - Grand Case
Another great choice for lobster. Waterside dining, spectacular!
L'Auberge Gourmande - Grand Case
Perfectly prepared, classic French cuisine in a a lovely antique home.
La Table d'Antoine - Orient Bay
Mouthwatering, classic French cuisine in a lively atmosphere.
Le Chalet - Sandy Ground
A fondue, raclette restaurant. Something fun and different for St. Martin...you feel like you are in the Swiss Alps!
La Cigale - Nettle Bay
A very romantic choice. Save room for dessert!
Moulin Fou - Maho
A great French restaurant in the heart of Maho which is full of nightlife.
Canoa - Oyster Pond
Lots of fish choices on the dock.
Ocean Lounge - Philipsburg
Located at The Holland House, this chic restaurant is a fresh look for the island.
Sunset Café - Grand Case
Located at the Grand Case Beach Club. Good for lunch too.
Tropicana - Marigot
A classic on Marina Port la Royale. The best salads!
Lounge, Lunch & Dinner
Loterie Farm - Pic Paradis
Experience the other St. Martin. Fabulous food and a lush setting at the Hidden Forest Cafe or up in the Tree Lounge.
Spiga - Grand Case
A nice, Italian addition to Grand Case and very close to the hotel.
Le Tastevin - Grand Case
Great food and great wine in a sublime atmosphere, overlooking the sea. Lunch too.
Bistro Caraibes - Grand Case
A great choice for lobster. You can pick yours right from the tank!
Le Cottage - Grand Case
Wine can be sampled by the glass to compliment each course. Nice, fun guys too!
Le Pressoir - Grand Case
Very traditional French food and atmosphere.
Sol e Luna - Mont Vernon
One of our favorites. Delicious food in a lovely setting.
O Plongeoir - Marigot
Casual scene overlooking Ft. Louis Marina. Great presentation, yet very reasonable.
Le Marrakech - Marigot
A truly authentic Moroccan experience. Located on Rue de Hollande.
Mario's Bistro - Porto Cupecoy
Never a disappointment. They have it down! Reservations a must.
Temptation - Atlantis Casino
Very chic! Air conditioned with live piano music.
Bamboo Bernie's - Maho Bay
Excellent choice for sushi. Another good one when going out on the Dutch Side.
Bajatzu - Maho Bay
A great, no frills steak house. Once again Bobby Bowers proves he knows the business.
Rancho Del Sol - Orient Bay
Yummy bites delivered hot to your room.
Tel: (01159) 05 90 51 12 12
West Indies Mall - Marigot
Located on the waterfront of Marigot, set in the rock of Fort Louis hill and overlooking Marigot bay, Le West Indies invites you to enter a wonderful world of fashion, luxury and epicuriean delights.
Blue Mall - Cupecoy
Blue Mall blends the best of modern architecture with the openness of the Caribbean lifestyle, offering world renowned brands such as Diamonds International, Swarovski, Salvatore Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, MNG, Calvin Klein, Guess, and more.
C Market - Cole Bay
A modern supermarket from French chain Carrefour.
Simply Market - Grand Case
At the end of Grand Case airport runway you will see Simply Market which is convenient for French treats.
Super U - Marigot
Super U in Marigot is also a nice option for French treats and Americanized food shopping experience.
Electronics Shopping - Philipsburg
You can get great deals on electronics here. We recommend Boolchands on Front Street in Philipsburg.
They have a great selection and the salespeople are very knowledgeable and helpful.
You can also try Klass which is next door to Boolchands.
The Marigot Market - Marigot
Wednesday and Saturday mornings are when you will find the very traditional Caribbean market taking place.
It is a fun place to go to immerse yourself in the local culture, to take pictures and to stock up on some local fruit, vegetables, fish and spices.
The earlier you go, the better. The craft market takes place every day.
Jewelry Shopping - Philipsburg
The jewelry stores on Front Street in Philipsburg come a dime a dozen and it can be very intimidating for a first-time shopper.
We highly recommend Shiva's, owned by the Alwani family.
Ask for Jay and if you tell them that we sent you, we can guarantee that you will be well taken care of!
Le Grand Marché - Philipsburg
A big American style grocery store offering all of your favorite American, Dutch and French products under one roof.
Tijon - Grand Case
Learn about perfume creation and make your own own signature scent to take home with you at Tijon’s perfume laboratory right in Grand Case.
A great rainy day activity!
Arawak - Simpson Bay
Come aboard ARAWAK, the 52 foot world class racing catamaran, for a full day of fun and sporty sailing to Anguilla (Prickly Pear, Dog Island or Little Bay).
Corail Helicopters - Grand Case
How about a helicopter sightseeing tour with Corail Helicopters, excitement guaranteed!
SXM Parachute - Grand Case
Fly above the island & experience the amazing tandem skydives with SXM Parachute.
Creole Rock Watersports - Grand Case
How about an hour and a half snorkel experience with Andrew at Creole Rock Watersports?
You will be picked up by boat right here on the beach of Grand Case.
(01159) 05 90 87 51 87 ext. 45.
Captain Jo - Grand Case
Take a romantic two-hour sunset cruise right from Grand Case Beach Club (Grand Case Bay, Happy Bay & Lovers Beach) with Captain Jo.
Deep Sea Fishing
Captain Tony - Grand Case
Go far off shore in the deep sea with Captain Tony to fish Mahi-Mahi, Marlin and Wahoo. An experience of a lifetime!
Orient Bay Watersports - Orient Beach
Rent a jet ski or a watercraft from Orient Bay Watersports and venture around the island, fun guaranteed!
Funseaker - Grand Case
A ½ day turtle tour on the deserted island of Tintamarre, aboard the motor catamaran Funseaker.
Live Music - Grand Case
Dance the night away on Thursdays with a live salsa band or chill out on Sunday evening with a reggae band at Calmos Cafe.
On Saturday nights, head out for live reggae at Blue Martini.
Day Trip - Marigot or Oyster Pond
Visit the beautiful island of St. Barth with the high speed ferry Voyager.
If you want an unforgettable day, the 75' catamaran, ScoobiToo, will treat you right.
Sailing from the Grand Case Beach Club, it couldn't be more convenient.
Destinations include Anguilla, St. Barths, Tintamarre and Prickly Pear.
12 Metre Challenge - Philipsburg
You have the opportunity to sail on one of the America's Cup boats, starting in Philipsburg...spectacular!
Aquamania - Pelican Key
Catamarans leaving out of Pelican and Simpson Bay.
Butterflies, Horseback Ridding
Located on the road to Le Galion Beach. A fun thing to do on the way to the beach or on a rainy day.
The staff is very knowledgeable and will take you on a guided tour.
If you go early enough in your trip you can go back for free as many times as you like.
Mornings are the best to see the butterflies hatching. Bayside Horse Riding Stable is right next to the farm and their beach rides are a fun thing to do as well.
Trail, Forest, Zip Lining
Loterie Farm - Pic Paradis
Located on the way up to Pic Paradis. Day or night, this place is not to be missed.
Wear good shoes because you may be inspired to hike up to the top or to experience their spectacular fly zone!
Or, you can simply chill by their gorgeous pool and indulge at their fabulous restaurant,
The Hidden Forest Cafe which is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Loterie Farm is a nice change from the beach... the other St. Martin!
Massages, Facials, Waxing, ...
Massage & Spa - Ti Spa
Discover our Hotel Spa with Tricia!
Tennis - Cul De Sac
If you want to reserve a court or hit with a great pro, you can call Oliver!
(01159) 06 90 38 22 17
Gym Fit - Hope Estate
Gym Fit, located in Hope Estate, offers a wide variety of workout equipment, as well as aerobic classes.
Gym Fit charges 15 Euro for 1 visit or 40 Euro for a week.
Their hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 9pm. On Saturday their hours are from 9am to 1pm.
Call for information (01159) 05 90 29 76 53
Octopus Dive Center - Grand Case
Octopus Dive Center, located right here in Grand Case, is a nice, convenient, little dive center offering a variety of dive options.
They do dives daily at the various dive sites that St. Martin/St. Maarten has to offer.
They also offer a "discover scuba diving" dive, night dives and a PADI open water certification course.
Call Chris or Sally at: (01159) 05 90 29 11 27 or at (01159) 06 90 50 51 33
Golf Course - Mullet Bay
The one course on the island is located at Mullet Bay.
Walking Rates: 9 holes = $40/pp, 18 holes = $50/pp
Cart = 9 holes = $63/pp, 18 holes = $75/pp
Club Rentals: 9 holes = $25/pp, 18 holes = $30/pp.
(There is also a driving range right here in Grand Case, just after the airport).
Call for reservations: (1-721) 545 2850.
Biguine - Simpson Bay
If you want a great cut or color while you are here, go and see Stephan or Marion at Biguine in Simpson Bay.
They are extremely talented and creative.
Call for an appointment: (1-721) 557 7000.
Casinos - Cole Bay & Cupecoy
If you find that you want to try your luck in one of the casinos, try the Princess Casino at Port de Plaisance in Cole Bay or Atlantis in Cupecoy.
Cinema - Simpson Bay
Caribbean Cinemas is a Multiplex theatre, located in Simpson Bay, about a 30 minute drive.