The Caribbean’s Newest Floating Hotel Is in Martinique

caribbean martinique floating hotel

Le Carbet: that little corner of Martinique’s northwestern coast near Saint Pierre, a quaint fishing village that’s turned into one of the Caribbean’s coolest beach towns. 

And the place that largely kicked off Le Carbet’s renaissance was Guy Ferdinand’s Le Petibonum, a Mecca for beach bar lovers, a constantly-evolving destination for food, rum and French Caribbean cool. 

And what began as a beach bar has, in recent years, added everything from a Rhum Agricole tasting bar right on the sand to a full-fledged Pizzeria. 

And Le Petibonum’s latest creation solves what has long been the place’s only problem: having to leave at closing time. 

It’s called Le Petibonum Boat Hotel, and it means you can now spend all day at Le Petibonum and then spend the night right offshore — as many days as you want.  

The floating hotel is a souped-up Lagoon 45 S catamaran with four cabins, gourmet food and, naturally, the best rhum from Martinique.

caribbean martinique floating hotel

It also includes your own ti’ punch bar on the deck (above). 

The hotel is under the full-time supervision of on-board skipper Anthony, with three meals a day served on board by Le Petibonum’s Chef, Bruno.

Because that’s, of course, the hotel’s greatest amenity: Le Petibonum itself.  

If you’re not staying at the hotel, there is an option of reserving private meals depending on availability, and the Boat Hotel is also offering stays as brief as one night. 

“It’s an amazing product,” Ferdinand tells Caribbean Journal. “You have rhum, fish, sun, sea, French food. It’s a dream.”

That sounds about right. 

You can see more in the video here: 

For more, visit the Petibonum Boat Hotel

— CJ


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