Shopping: In the center
of Grand Case, there are quite a few little
grocery stores open daily; we recommend Le Bounty or
Supermarche for French treats. Another option for food
and snacks is Match, the big French supermarket located
in Marigot. 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. 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, antiques 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 Stephanie from Le Petit Hotel sent you, we
can guarantee that you will be well taken care of!
Electronics: You can get really great
deals on electronics here. We
recommend Boolchands on Front St. in Philipsburg. They
have a great selection and the sales people are very
knowledgeable and helpful. You can also try Klass which
is next to Boolchands; ask for Sam.
The Perfect Ti’ Pot: At the
bottom of L’Esplanade’s
footpath, you will find an adorable little wooden house.
This house is home to The
Perfect Ti’ Pot. Inside you will find Cecile creating
away on her pottery wheel. Please feel free to stop in “by
chance” or make an appointment with Cecile. Her
cell # is 0 + 0690 61 90 48.
The Marigot Market: Wednesday and
Saturday mornings are when you will find the very traditional
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.
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
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. Sailing from the Grand
Case Beach Club, it couldn’t be more convenient.
Destinations include Anguilla, St. Barths or Tintamarre,
Prickly Pear or a sunset cruise. You also have the
opportunity to sail on one of the America’s Cup
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 full guided
tour. The price is $12/per person. 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.
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 indulge at their
fabulous restaurant, The Hidden Forest Cafe which is
open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and
dinner. A nice change from the beach…the other
have 3 fabulous massage therapists who will be more
than happy to give you a massage in
your room. We can arrange this for you or you can call
them by dialing 0 + 0690 61 90 00 for Patrick, 0 + 0690
53 26 86 for Dinah and 0 + 0690 50 08 60 for
Tricia. The cost for a one hour massage is around $90
depending on the therapist. If you don’t mind driving
to get pampered, 5 minutes away by car you’ll find
Estelle at Ti Paradis, located at Le Domaine in Anse Marcel.
Estelle is a wonderful therapist offering massage, facials,
waxing, manicures & pedicures. Estelle isavailable by appointment Mon. to Sat. from 9am until 7pm. Call her at 0 + 0690 58 48 89.
Privilege, located in Anse Marcel and Shape located
in Cul-de-Sac both offer a wide variety of workout
equipment, as well as aerobic classes. Le Privilege charges
10EU per hour or 60EU for 10 hours. Their hours are Mon.
to Sat. from 9am to noon and from 4pm to 8pm and on Sun.
from 9am to noon. Shape charges 40EU per week. Shape’s
hours are Mon. to Fri. from 8am to 8pm and Sat. & Sun.
from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Inquire at the front desk for
yoga options with Dinah & Pierre.
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.
Octopus Dive Center, located right here in Grand Case, is a nice, convenient, little dive center offering a variety of dive options. They do one and two tank dives daily at the various dive sites that St. Martin/St. Maarten has to offer. Their price for a one tank dive is $70 and $99 for a two tank dive. They also offer a “discover scuba diving” dive, night dives and a PADI open water certification course. Call Angie: 0 + 0590 29 11 27.
Golf: The one course on the island is located at Mullet
Rates: 9 holes = $50, 18 holes = $80, cart = $40.
Call for reservations: 0 + 005995 4 52850. There is also
a driving range right here in Grand Case, just after
If you want a great cut or color while you are here,
go and see Vincent, the owner of Le Salon
in Marigot. He is extremely
talented and creative. Call for an appointment: 0 + 0590
29 60 78.
If you find that you want to try your luck in one of
casinos, try the Princess Casino at Port de Plaisance
in Cole Bay. There are a few good restaurants on the
Dutch side for dinner: Bamboo Bernie’s, Bliss,
Temptation, Halsey’s, Pineapple Pete’s, and Terra.
Internet: If you brought your laptop along, we have
WI-FI throughout the hotel. If you do not have a wireless
card, we have them for purchase. Otherwise, there is
a high speed internet cafe located in Grand Case, next
to Le Bounty: DVpro Computer Center is open Monday through
Saturday from 9:30am to 6pm. Their price is $3.50 for
30 minutes and $5 for 1 hour.