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.

Orient Beach

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.

Dawn 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.

Baie Rouge

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!

Plum Bay

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.

Pinel Island

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.
Dinner & Lunch

Captain Frenchy - Grand Case

Local flavors and vibes at this casual beach spot.

Rainbow Cafe - Grand Case

Great for an upbeat beach day and for sushi on the upstairs deck by night.
Lunch & Dinner

Le Temps des Cerises - Grand Case

The upscale Grand Case Bay beach day choice, excellent service, lovely food, yummy for dinner too.

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.

Crousti Bread - Grand Case

Delicious baked goods and take-away sandwiches to pack for the beach.

La Source - Marigot

Fresh, healthy food in a chic atmosphere on Marina Port la Royale.

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 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.

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 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.

Ocean Lounge - Philipsburg

Located at The Holland House, this chic restaurant is a fresh look for the island.
Breakfast, Lunch

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.

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.

Mario's Bistro - Porto Cupecoy

Never a disappointment. They have it down! Reservations a must.

Rancho Del Sol - Orient Bay

Yummy bites delivered hot to your room.
Tel: (01159) 05 90 51 12 12
Shopping Mall

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.
Grocery Store

Carrefour Market - Cole Bay

A modern supermarket from French chain Carrefour.
Grocery Store

Super U - Hope Estate

At the end of Grand Case airport runway you will see Super U which is convenient for French treats.
Grocery Store

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!
Grocery Store

Carrefour Market - Philipsburg

A big American style grocery store offering all of your favorite American, Dutch and French products under one roof.
Perfume Class

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!
More info at
Sailing Trip

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).
Sightseeing, Flight

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.
Boat Charter

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.

Orient Bay Watersports - Orient Beach

Rent a jet ski or a watercraft from Orient Bay Watersports and venture around the island, fun guaranteed!
Boat Trip

Funseaker - Grand Case

A ½ day turtle tour on the deserted island of Tintamarre, aboard the motor catamaran Funseaker.
Live Music

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.
Sailing Trip


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.
Sailing Trip

12 Metre Challenge - Philipsburg

You have the opportunity to sail on one of the America's Cup boats, starting in Philipsburg...spectacular!
Sailing Trip

Aquamania - Pelican Key

Catamarans leaving out of Pelican and Simpson Bay.
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!
Check our Ti Spa for more information.

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

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.
Movie Theater

Cinema - Simpson Bay

Caribbean Cinemas is a Multiplex theatre, located in Simpson Bay, about a 30 minute drive.
For movie listings check:


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.


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