At the Grand Case Beach Club, the Art of the Beach Resort

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Above: Grand Case Beach (All photos by CJ)

By Alexander Britell

GRAND CASE — Bobbing in turquoise water, Ti’ Punch in hand on a shiny Sunday morning.

It’s at moments like these when you’re reminded of those oft-repeated component parts of a Caribbean trip: sun, sand and sea.

Yes, St Martin has them.

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But even the greatest ingredients need a master mixologist. That’s where the hotel comes in.

To take those component parts and turn them into something special, something more, isn’t always easy.

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It sure seems so, however, at the Grand Case Beach Club.

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 Above: the Grand Case Beach Club

This boutique hotel in a town deservedly famous for its food understands that alchemy of converting sun, sand and sea into seaside bliss.

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The three-tiered, low-scale property has an oceanfront restaurant, Sunset Cafe, and straddles two beautiful beaches.

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And it had an overly friendly staff that could teach a thing or two to a number of resorts I’ve stayed at recently.

But it had that something extra, the x-factor, the thing that makes a place great.

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It had a soul.

In other words, the perfect kind of small Caribbean hotel.

To book at stay at Grand Case Beach Club click here.

— CJ