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VIDEO: On the Beach at the Grand Case Beach Club

 Perhaps the best beach hotel in St Martin, the Grand Case Beach Club has everything, from a top-notch restaurant called the Sunset Cafe to a terrific watersports operation. But its standout feature is a pair of marvelous beaches on each …

VIDEO: On the Dock in St Martin

 It’s one of the most stunning vistas in St Martin — the sweeping waters of Nettle Bay on the edge of the French side. It’s a small beachfront community that’s one of the more tranquil spots on the whole of …

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The Best Caribbean Beach Hotels

 Sure, there is the food and the rum and the culture and the people. But the primary draw, the siren song beckoning us to the Caribbean, is the beach. We have long acknowledged that there is something about millions of grains of …

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 By Alexander Britell June is nearly upon us, meaning it’s time for another Caribbean island. With the mercury rising, we recommend you try the wonderful French Caribbean destination of St Martin next month. For just one half of a small …

 It’s a quiet hillside residential neighborhood over looking Pinel Island. It’s not the place you’d ever expect to see a colorful, Creole-style rum shack. But that’s what makes Ma Doudou such a pleasant surprise — because this secret rum shack …

 It’s hard to travel around St Martin and not encounter a draw-dropping white-sand beach. And often the best way to enjoy the island’s beaches is, not in a hotel, but in a villa. Like, for instance, “Blue Beach,” a spectacular …

 It’s the best beach hotel in St Martin — the Grand Case Beach Club, a 71-room boutique resort on one of the nicest corners of beach on the island. Home to the terrific Sunset Cafe, a brand-new rooftop pool and …

 It isn’t as famous as Orient Bay, as delicious as Grand Case Beach. But St Martin’s Nettle Bay is certainly one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, a sweeping stretch of sand with a pair of great beach bars and …

orient bay

 It’s the most popular beach on St Martin, and one of the most energetic in the whole Caribbean: trendy, hip, always-hopping Orient Bay. It’s a mix of Europe and the Caribbean, full of laid-back beach bars with an extra dose …

 It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean you may not have heard of: Grand Case Beach, the long stretch of sand in the town of Grand Case St Martin. But what’s easily the most beautiful stretch is the …

 Ice cream boats, accras, rum… it doesn’t get much better than the beach in St Martin. Or in this case, the offshore island called Pinel Island. It’s one of our favorite spots in the Caribbean, in large part because it’s …

marys boon st maarten

 It’s long been one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems — the affordable, lovely little Mary’s Boon hotel in St Maarten. And now it’s for sale. The 37-room boutique property in Simpson Bay is listed for sale at $6.8 million, according …

 We have often said, to really understand an island you must go out in a boat and look back. Boating and Islands just go together — to really see a place and know a place you must get away from …

best caribbean beaches to move to

 We’ve all had that feeling on one Caribbean trip or another — “what if we don’t go back?” But this is one step further — moving to the Caribbean and living right on the beach, living steps or a short distance …

 It’s often been said that if you have to ask how much something costs, you can’t afford it. The same is true of cool — if you have to ask why a place is cool, you’re never going to get it. …

 You wake up and open the sliding doors to your private pool, lifting up the bird figurine on the wall to signal that you’re ready for fresh croissants and pain au chocolat. Moments later, a staff member arrives with your …

 It’s long been one of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean — the Grand Case Beach Club, the hotel on the French side of St Martin that has everything: two beaches, lovely, modern rooms and the island’s best place to …

 Sunset is just different in the Caribbean. Whether you see the green flash or not, it’s just special. And when you’re in Grand Case, St Martin, there’s nowhere better than the aptly-named Sunset Cafe, located at the Grand Case Beach …