Le Petit Hotel

Phone: 011 590 590 29 09 65
Toll Free: 855 LE PETIT
Fax: 011 590 590 87 09 19

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Email: info@lepetithotel.com
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248 Boulevard de Grand Case
97150 St Martin F.W.I.



Visit our sister hotels and vacation rentals:
L'Esplanade St. Martin, F.W.I.
Blue Pelican St. Maarten, D.W.I.

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Beaches

Petite Plage: 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 Cafe or continue up the road to the public entrance. You can rent chairs and umbrellas at the Beach Club: $7 per chair, $3 per 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 Calmo's Cafe 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!

Orient Beach: St. Martin's most famous beach. Can be a bit of a zoo in high season. The best for watersports and beach bars. We like Palm Beach for the more mellow Orient Beach experience. Clothing optional.

Le Galion Beach: Very calm, like one giant sandbar, a perfect beach for kids.

Friar's Bay: Beach chairs and umbrellas are free if you treat yourself to a great lunch at Friar's Bay Beach Cafe.

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Happy Bay: Walk over from Friars Bay to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this unspoiled beach. On a weekday you might be the only one there! Paradise!

Dawn Beach: Great for snorkeling on calm days and for body surfing on rough days.

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.

Cupecoy: Clothing optional. If there isn't much beach, continue to Mullet Bay and catch Cupecoy on your next trip to St. Martin.

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 warm chocolate cake.

Activities

Should you wish to have some more information on trips or things to do on the island or the surrounding islands, please ask the front desk. St. Martin offers its visitors a wide variety of activities such as sailing, windsurfing, horseback riding, snorkeling, diving, deep sea fishing, parasailing, sunset cruises and more! Whatever you decide, we will be happy to make all of the arrangements for you. Important: Please remember to take your passport with you to the other islands.

Sailing: If you want an unforgettable day, the 75' catamaran, ScoobiToo will treat you right. Destinations include Anguilla, St. Barths or Tintamarre, Prickly Pear or a sunset cruise www.scoobidoo.com. You also have the opportunity to sail on one of the America's Cup boats, starting in Philipsburg... spectacular!.
We love ScoobiToo but there are other catamarans leaving out of Pelican and Simpson Bay. Please visit www.stmaarten-activities.com.

Butterfly Farm: 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. Visit www.thebutterflyfarm.com.

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Loterie Farm: 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!

Massage & Spa: We have a handful of massage therapists who will be more than happy to give you a massage in your room or by the pool. We can arrange this for you or you can call them by dialing 0 + 0690 53 26 86 for Dinah or 0 + 0690 50 08 60 for Tricia. The cost for a one hour massage is around $90 - $100 depending on the therapist. If you don't mind driving to get pampered, 5 minutes away by car you'll find Estelle Ti Paradis, located at The Radisson Resort and Spa in Anse Marcel. Estelle is a wonderful therapist offering massage, facials, waxing, manicures & pedicures. Estelle is available by appointment Mon. to Sat. from 9am until 7pm. Call her at 0 + 0690 58 48 89.

Tennis: If you want to reserve a court or hit with a great pro, you can call Oliver at 0 + 0690 38 22 17. He is located in Cul-de-Sac.

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Gym: GymFit and Silouhette both located in Hope Estate offer a variety of workout equipment, as well as aerobic classes.

Scuba Diving: 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: 0 + 0590 29 11 27 or at 0 + 0690 50 51 33

Golf: 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
Call for reservations: (1-721) 545 2850. There is also a driving range right here in Grand Case, just after the airport.

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Hairdresser: 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

Casino: 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: Caribbean Cinemas - a Multiplex theatre, located in Simpson Bay, about a 30 minute drive. For movie listings check: www.caribbeancinemas.com or www.mapsxm.com.

Restaurants & Dining (Top Picks)

  • Breakfast:
Sunset Cafe, Grand Case: Located at the Grand Case Beach Club. Good for lunch too.

L'Ile Flottante, Grand Case: Across from the Rainbow. A full breakfast: eggs, pastries and good coffee.

Zen It, Grand Case: Located at the Grand Case Beach Club. Good for lunch too.

Rainbow Café, Grand Case: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Lunch:
Any of the "Lolos" located in the heart of Grand Case. Any of the beach restaurants on Orient, most all serve excellent sushi.

Tropicana, Marigot: A classic on Marina Port la Royale. The best salads!

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  • Lunch:
Layla's, Nettle Bay: A must for lunch. Sit with your feet in the sand surrounded by a lush garden.

Top Carrot, Simpson Bay: Great choice for vegetarians. Stop in on your way back to the airport.

Friar's Bay Beach Cafe, Friars Bay: Beach chairs are complimentary when you dine with them.

The Hidden Forest Cafe, Pic Paradis: Experience the other St. Martin. Fabulous food, lush setting. Dinner too.

  • Dinner:
Spiga, Grand Case: A nice, Italian addition to Grand Case and very close to the hotel.

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  • Dinner:
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 Pressoir, Grand Case: Very traditional French food and atmosphere.

Le Cottage, Grand Case: Wine can be sampled by the glass to compliment each course. Nice, fun guys too!

Sol e Luna, Mont Vernon: One of our favorites. Delicious food in a lovely setting.

Ti Bouchon, Cul-de-Sac: A very passionate Momo serves up the freshest St. Martin has to offer.

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  • Dinner:
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, Sandy Ground: Never a disappointment. They have it down! Reservations a must.

Temptation, Atlantis Casino: Very chic! Air conditioned with live piano music.

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  • Dinner:
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.

  • Delivery:
Rancho Del Sol, Orient Bay: Yummy bites delivered hot to your room.
Tel: 0 + 0590 51 12 12.

Le Ti Coin Creole, Grand Case: Carl serves local conch, goat, chicken and seafood.
Tel: 0 + 0590 87 92 09.

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  • Delivery:
Chez Antonio, Grand Case: Delicious thin crust French pizza delivered hot to your room.
Tel: 0 + 0690 55 54 46.

Shopping

In the center of Grand Case, there are quite a few little grocery stores open daily; At the end of the runway you will find US Market which is a big, French grocery/liquor store. For a more Americanized food shopping experience, you can go to Le Grand Marche in Philipsburg or Cole Bay where there are ATMs.
  • 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.
La Petite Favorite, Grand Case: Make sure to swing into La Petite Favorite, the small shopping mall in the heart of Grand Case. La Petite Favorite offers an eclectic mix of clothing, art and gift items.

Jewelry: The jewelry stores on Front St. 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 Kristin from L'Esplanade sent you, we can guarantee that you will be well taken care of!

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Electronics: You can get really great deals on electronics here. We recommend Boolchand's on Front St. in Philipsburg. They have a great selection and the sales people are very knowledgeable and helpful.

The Marigot Market: 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 everyday.