General Information

Grand Case Beach Club

Beaches

The Butterfly Farm

 

 

 



St. Martin General Information

Transportation

We rented a car on St. Martin because we wanted the flexibility of seeing the island and not relying on taxis. The car rentals are very inexpensive, roads are well marked, and driving is on the right. We rented from Prestige Rental Car, (which is owned by Value Rental Car), and they were great. Our car only cost $25 a day and they even gave us a lift to the airport. They have an office on the Grand Case Beach Club property.

Eating

The food on St. Martin was wonderful. You can find all styles and price ranges. We ate at many lolos, beach bars, and a few nice restaurants. 

One of our favorite food stands was Rosemary's in Marigot. Carroll had some red snapper that was quite tasty. I had the jerk chicken which was very spicy. mmmmm

Rosemary's is located in the Le Mer portion of Marigot. It is near the water where the ferries depart.

The L'amaudier Beach Restaurant was our favorite on the island. It is located in Grand Case and sits directly on the beach. We had a great lunch looking out over beautiful Grand Case Bay.

Our seaside lunch at L'amaudier. (Grand Case Beach Club is in the background)

One night we ate at one of the lolos in Grand Case called Talk of the Town. The food was very good and quite inexpensive. As you can see from the picture, this place is not white tablecloth.

Our last night we ate at the lolos across from Talk of the Town. Carroll had the fresh lobster, shown above, and I had the spareribs. The lobster was excellent.

Shopping

St. Martin has great shopping.  The French side has the town of Marigot which contains some downtown shops and a flea market located by the pier.  

The Dutch side has the town of Phillipsburg which has some of the best prices in the Caribbean. All sorts of jewelry, linens, liquor, and tourist shops. Most items are 25% to 50% less than the US with no sales tax.

Marigot Marina. 

There are numerous shops and restaurants located on the docks.

If you ever get tired of beaching, eating and shopping, you can always try your luck at one of the casinos. We spent about a hour in the Dolphin Casino and it was very nice. (We even walked out ahead)