There are a number of luxury resorts dotted around the coast, lesser establishments and guest houses and a building boom has raised the total number of hotel rooms to 3,758. Deep discounts are available at the larger resorts.
We list here only a very small selection; non-inclusion does not mean non-recommendation. Guest houses in Grand Case are rented from US$350-450 per week, but for low budget accommodation you would be better in the Dutch half.
LL La Samanna, Baie Longue, T876400, F878786. One of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean, 80 rooms, suites and villas, mediterranean-style hotel overlooks spectacular beaches, set in 55 acres with lush gardens, excellent dining, fitness centre, pool, all watersports, tennis.
Baie Nettlé: LL-L Anse Margot, T: 879201, F: 879213, on beach in gardens between lagoon and sea. 96 rooms and suites in eight buildings, Créole-inspired architecture, spacious rooms, a/c, satellite TV, lots of luxuries, two pools, two jacuzzis, good restaurant.
LL-AL Marine Hotel Simson Beach, T875454, F879211, a Mercure Coralia hotel. 175 rooms and loft suites, lagoon, pool or garden views, a/c, fans, kitchenettes, on beach, popular, pool, children’s pool, tennis, beach volleyball, indoor games, aquagym, windsurfing, restaurant, bar, evening entertainment.
AL-A Royal Beach, T/F878989. Modern, a/c, beachfront but not all rooms have seaview, pool, bar, restaurant, watersports nearby.
Grand Case: AL-B Hévèa, 163 Boulevard de Grand Case, T875685, F878388. Small colonial-style hotel, 4 rooms, 3 studios, 3 apartments with kitchenettes, gourmet restaurant, beach across the street.
AL-A Grand Case Beach Club, 23 Route de Petite Plage, T875187, F875993. 76 rooms and apartments, watersports, on the beach, orchestra plays in the evening in high season.
AL Chez Martine, T875159, F878730. Five rooms, one suite, excellent restaurant, overlooks Grand Case Bay.
LL-A Le Pavillon Beach, Plage de Grand Case, T879646, F877104. New, elegant hotel on lagoon, walking distance from Grand Case, six studios, 17 suites and one honeymoon suite, a/c, fans, TV, kitchenettes, phones, beach, watersports and land sports can be arranged.
Anse Marcel: LL-AL Le Meridien, BP 581, T876700, F873038. In two parts: L’Habitation, 266 rooms and Le Domaine, 145 rooms, the latter more expensive but both 4-star, marina alongside for boat trips, surrounded by 150-acre nature reserve, two pools, jacuzzis, health club, tennis, squash, racquet ball courts, archery, shuttle to towns and casino, four restaurants, bars.
Baie Orientale: LL Club Orient (naturist), T873385, F873376. Tennis, volleyball, watersports, massage, 80 rooms or chalets for 3-4 people, restaurant.
L-AL Mont Vernon, T876200, F873727, Mont...@aol.com 370 suites, large swimming pool, facilities for children, land sports and watersports.
Oyster Pond: LL Captain Oliver’s, T874026, F874084. Right on the border, 50 bungalows with kitchenette and balcony, pool, boat shuttle to Dawn Beach, 2 restaurants, evening entertainment, lots going on here at Captain Oliver’s Marina, Moorings-Sun Yacht on site for yacht charters and other watersports on offer.
Marigot: B Rosely’s, T877017, F877020, 39 studios, 7 duplex, Concordia. Pool and jacuzzi in garden, kitchenette, a/c, restaurant, English spoken, very nice. C Malibu, also in Concordia, a few blocks from the centre of Marigot, T879898, F879234. 43 rooms, modern, kitchens, fridge.
Grand Case, A-B Les Alizés, T877109, F877351. 8 rooms, kitchenette, TV, beach.
A-B Morning Star, T879385, F877208. 12 rooms, a/c.
C Grand Case Beach Motel, T878775, F872655. 7 rooms, kitchenette, garden, a/c, beach.
Galisbay, C Le Cigalon, Rue Fichot, T870819, F877984. 10 rooms, garden, a/c.
St James, C Fantastic, Rue Low Town, T877109, F877351. 20 rooms, kitchenette, TV, a/c.
Orléans, B-C Rising Sun Inn, T873352. 12 rooms, a/c.
Baie Orientale, AL Maison de Récréation, T874398, F874397. Two rooms, a/c, garden, TV, breakfast, pool, beach.
There are several agencies which can arrange apartments or villas for short or long term lets: Carimo, T875758. C Coudart, T872013. IMAGE, T877804. IMMO-DOM, T870038. Immobilier St-Martin Caraïbe, T878761. Immobilière Antillaise, T870095. Impact, T872061. Investimmo, T877520. Sprimbarth, T875865. For luxury villas contact French Caribbean International in the USA, T800-3222223, www.frenchcaribbean.com