martinique caribbean hotel
The infinity pool at La Suite Villa.
Travel

Small Caribbean Hotel of the Week: A Colorful Retreat in Martinique 

By: Alexander Britell - July 12, 2023

The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a rather eclectic collection of places to stay, with a focus on smaller, boutique-style getaways. 

But even on an island with every kind of hotel, La Suite Villa is, let’s say, a bit different. 

You see it the moment you walk through the doors of this boutique hotel in the tourism hub of Trois Ilets, popping with color and energy and a dynamic kind of energy for a small property. 

You might call this 15-unit property an “art” hotel, a place where there’s creativity behind just about every detail. 

Where is it? Trois Ilets is the tourism capital of Martinique, set just across the Bay of Fort de France from the island’s capital, with a lovely collection of shops, bakeries, eateries, beach bars and hotels. It’s about 45 minutes from Martinique’s Aime Cesaire International Airport. 

a villa at the hotel
The hotel has nine villas for larger groups or extra comfort.

What to know? La Suite Villa has five stars, with a mix of six suites and nine villas, all of which have their own private jacuzzis. There is a boutique spa (in collaboration with L’Occitane), There’s a stunning infinity pool, a wine and cigar cellar, a meeting room, room service, and an impressive culinary program including Le Zandoli, an eatery by Chef Luidgi Couteperoumal that is one of the best on the island, and a lovely rhum agricole-focused bar called LSV. 

The view from a jacuzzi in one of the suites.

Which room to choose? If you’re with a larger group, the villas are a great option, ranging from one to three bedrooms. For pure indulgence, though, we like the suites, in large part thanks to the ocean views jacuzzis, along with touches like L’Occitane appliances and Nespresso machines. The views are, in a world, spectacular. 

martinique restaurant
Le Zandoli.

What do we like best? This is a hotel for gourmets, those looking to enjoy Martinique’s high level of gastronomic excellence in a sophisticated, avant-garde place oozing with personality. And it’s the food and beverage program, from the irresistible LSV bar to the culinary creativity at Le Zandoli (and the lovely Ti Zandoli) that really set things apart. You won’t find a hotel like this anywhere in Martinique (or, for that matter, the Eastern Caribbean at large). 

For more, visit La Suite Villa. 

Popular Posts belize hotel mayan world

At the Falling Leaves Lodge in Belize, a Portal to the Maya World

SAN IGNACIO — There has been some form of settlement on this site for more than 3,000 years, here on a leafy hill above the town of San Ignacio, Belize. In other words, this is no ordinary hill. This is Cahal Pech, […]


In San Ignacio, Belize, The Art of Adventure (And Pupusas)

pupusas belize

The sizzle is calling you. In the early morning, corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and meat sing a particularly strong siren song.  It could be that perfect blend of dough and heat, or the aroma. It might just […]


Delta Is Adding More Nonstop Curacao Flights, Citing “Booming Demand”  

the beach at the avila hotel in curacao

Curacao is hotter than ever, with a wave of new hotels and record-breaking tourism numbers. And just a few months after Delta made its long-awaited return to the island, the carrier is adding even more flights.  The reason? What Delta […]


Related Posts pink sand beach

The Bahamas Is the Caribbean’s Hottest Spring Destination 

The Bahamas is the most popular destination in the Caribbean for spring travel, according to a new report from travel insurance company Squaremouth.  The Bahamas was the only Caribbean destination to make the top 10 among the most popular destinations […]


Saint Lucia Is Getting a New Luxury Beach Resort  

cas en bas

Even if you haven’t been to the island, you’ve almost certainly seen Saint Lucia’s most famous imagery — the Pitons, around which stand most of the destination’s most luxurious resorts. In recent years, though, the island’s northern tip has been developing […]


Why to Visit Nassau and Paradise Island in The Bahamas Right Now

walking on the beach in nassau

Just take a short stroll around downtown Nassau and you see it. On one corner, a sparkling new Margaritaville-branded resort anchoring a new mixed-use development. A few steps away, a cutting-edge gallery by one of The Bahamas’ greatest artists. Just […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You