We went for a second honeymoon and the staff helped make it special--very helpful and friendly. The beach is very user friendly, some decent snorkeling around the rock promontory and a very good water sports/trips desk. If you like food, it's a short 7 minute walk to town and a dozen over-the-top restaurants, we ate at 8 of them and all were amazing in taste and presentation. No problem with parking at the Club. I liked the magnetic swipe room cards that worked for the gates for cars, the pool and exercise room. We plan to return!
The pictures do not do the Grand Case Beach club justice. It is even more beautiful. The water is crystal clear, you have your choice of two beaches, there are lawn chairs by every room, get a beachfront, ground floor. Then you can go in and out of your room easily. The resturaunt on the premises serves excellent food, and it is an easy, relaxing walk to all the resturaunts in town. The resort has a number of comfortable, relaxing, hide away niches tucked here and there that you can just fall into and enjoy the tranquiltity of the surrounding carribean sea. Great Trip and furthermore I left a ring in my room and did not discover it was missing until the airport. It was returned to me by the resort. That is a first with any hotel. Just beautiful. Enjoy your trip!
The beaches were incredible. The Superior Ocean room was nice but the amenities in the room were scarce for what we were expecting. The facilities (toilet) broke one evening and because they had no one on staff to fix it, they blew us off until I continued to call, then they offered us another room, (studio with a bed, no towels) until our toilet was fixed. They did fix it by 11 am the next morning but we were out of our upgraded room for one night and every request we had, it seemed we were putting them out. The Sunset cafe food was great, but the hours were not good. If you called 5 minutes before the kitchen closed you were out of luck. They ran out of food and some drink choices and the service was slow. They charged us for the mini bar in the room that they moved us to when the facilities broke (we had all of our food in our condo) and did not apologize or offer to do anything to make it better. They were doing us a favor and we put them out by asking for working facilities. The location of the club was great as it was right down the street from the town where the restaurants were which was great. The masseuse was incredible and worth every penny. The beaches were perfect, clean, white sand and the views were incredible.
My girlfriend and I spent a lovely week at the Grand Case Beach Club in July 2009. It was my first time in the Caribbean, she has been there dozens of times. St. Maarten is an interesting place, two countries on one small island - one side is Dutch and the side where we stayed is French. The hotel is located in Grand Case, which is a small village that is home to dozens of gourmet restaurants. The hotel is small and the staff is very friendly. Our oceanfront room was just feet from the Caribbean, which was great. They have two beaches, one is small and private, the other larger and semi-public. One tennis court which we used daily, and a fabulous restaurant with a million dollar view of the water. Very basic rooms, nothing fancy at all. Not all-inclusive, we ate breakfast daily (continental breakfast was included) and ate dinner there twice (excellent French food). Other nights we walked into town for dinner (takes 5 minutes). Water was crystal clear and silky. Very relaxing vacation and a good value at the summer rates.
Sometimes you see pictures of a resort on line and then you're disappointed when you get there......this was definately NOT the case with Grand Case Beach Club.....the resort was even better than the pictures. We could not believe the gorgeous view from our bedroom window. The room (Oceanfront Studio #108) was much bigger and more attractive than the pictures made it out to be. The resort itself was beautiful, we never had to "save" a lounge chair (which had thick comfy cushions), the free floats, snorkel equipment, etc. were also very nice. The rooms were kept spotless as was the rest of the resort. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. It was a short, safe walk into town and all the wonderful restaurants and shops (I was there with a friend and the two of us women felt safe walking into town even at night). The little beach was wonderful, no waves so you could float around on the floats for hours and not worry about being carried out to sea. Only one word of caution, DO NO WALK ON THE ROCKS, there are Sea Urchins on the rocks (my friend stepped on one as did our guests), walk only on the sand. Cheap Caribbean was wonderful, they were there to pick us up at the airport, even gave us a coupon for a free Sunset Cruise which was a great experience and picked us up on time to take us back to the airport. I would hightly recommend Grand Case Beach Club and Cheap Caribbean.
Quiet and out of the way, this property is well maintained and we felt safe and secure. We have been to ST Martin many times and this is one of the cleanest beaches that we have found on this island. The beach was not crowded and it had that island feeling that we look for. Grand Case is just a five minute walk up the road or down the beach. This is a local town not a tourist town. Don't let the looks of the town put you off, this is the true caribean and its not fancy, but your not in Kansas anymore. We found resturants that served local food ribs, chicken, and, lobster with local side dishes cooked on the grill outside. They were giving even exchange for the dollar to euro. There were also many resturants that have fine dinning but some were quite pricey. This was a laid back romantic trip and we came home feeling refreshed.
My husband and I just returned from a 5 night stay at the Grand Case Beach Club in St. Martin.We had stayed at the hotel several years ago and were happy to return. We love the location- it is only a short walk to all of the wonderful restaurants in Grand Case. Although it has a very nice pool and small beach, we drive to Orient Beach for our beach days. We are very fond of the Kon Tiki beach part of Orient Beach. Not only do they have an excellent beach restaurant,but they have a tree house where you can get a wonderful massage. Is there anything better than lying in a tree house with the breeze blowing and the waves lapping the sand and being massaged with lavender oil? It is the absolute best! We also took a trip by ferry from Marigot to Anguilla. We went to Shoal Bay Beach East. I have never seen a more beautiful beach in my life. Finally, I would like to recommend our dinners in Grand Case. We had two of the finest French meals we have ever had--and that includes Paris. Our favorite dinner was at La Villa. Every bite was a love affair. We also loved our dinner at L'Auberge Gourmande. The food and presentation were incredible. We can't wait to return to the French side of the island.
We are seasoned St. Martin visitors. We have heard about this place for years and finally went there. For this kind of money, it just doesn't get any better on the island than GCBC. If you read the reviews, you will see some consistent themes in the praise afforded this place. I read them and we had a wonderful stay as well. I won't grind those same saws here again. We are from NYC but are now living in Melbourne Australia, so we may not get to return... But, of all our trips to SXM... This place was the best of the best. I'll just close with this: EVERYTHING EXACTLY AS ADVERTISED OR BETTER. How many times do you get to say that about a resort? Cheers.
Based on a quick tour of the island, we thought Grand Case was the best area on the island for vacationers; and that the Grand Case Beach Club was the best hotel in this area. I would pay extra for the beach front rooms, where you can sit a few feet from the beach and catch the sunset. We also liked the ability to walk to a wide array of restaurants at Grand Case restaurant row -- ranging from very good basic restaurants with moderate prices (e.g., Lolos) to top notch gourmet restaurants (e.g., Le Shambala).
Grand Case Beach Club was outstanding. The property is meticulously maintained, my condo was large, modern and well kept. It was spotlessly cleaned each day. The staff was superb. The restaurant on the premises was very good, although I only ate breakfast and lunch there. The beach was perfect - quiet and there was no surf but you could snorkel on nearby rocks. The restaurant will serve you beverages and food on the beach - just raise the flag on your chair! The location of the property is within walking distance to some of the best restaurants anywhere and the food, wine and service at each that I dined at - Le Cottage, Le Auberge Gourmande, Fish Pot, Spiga, Talk of the Town - was also outstanding. Overall, a perfect vacation. The only thing that could have improved my stay is if it were for a longer period of time !