|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Experience St-Martin in a fresh way at the brand-new Grand Palms. Located just across from the public access to Plum Bay Beach, the villa has a luxe rooftop deck with views of the sunset over the ocean. Open-plan indoor-outdoor living areas, three suite-style bedrooms and cool modern style round out the propertys breezy appeal.
The villas open-plan interiors open to a covered terrace with lounging and dining areas, a pool table, a gas barbecue and a bar counter just off the kitchen. A row of chaise longues in the sun is the perfect place to catch some rays before taking a swim in the pool. Take the staircase to the terraces upper level, where youll find another row of chaise longues, a jetted tub and covered sitting and dining areas with ocean views, meant for watching the sun set. Since the villa was recently built, it also has Internet access, Apple and satellite TV and an air-conditioned living room.
Low-slung furniture rendered in white and metal lets the ocean views be the star of the villas decor. Minimalist sofas on the terrace are echoed by white leather sectionals and glossy white dining chairs in the open-plan living and dining room. A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and unfinished wood keeps the space from feeling cold, while red throw cushions and colorful artwork are playful touches. The fully equipped kitchen has both striking details, like high-shine cranberry cabinets, and practical features, like a breakfast bar.
Each of the three bedrooms at Grand Palms has a king bed, private bathroom, Apple TV and a DVD player, and opens to the terrace facing the ocean. The bathrooms al-fresco showers, set on the sides of the house for privacy, give you a view of the lush tropical landscaping around the property. If a shower in the fresh air doesnt refresh, the bedrooms are also air-conditioned.
Thanks to the villas location in the Terres Basses, its just a 2-minute walk from Plum Bay Beach, about a half-mile drive from Long Bay Beach and a 3-mile drive from Mullet Bay Beach. Also worth exploring are Simpson Bay Beach, 4.5 miles away, Happy Bay Beach, 9 miles away, Orient Beach, 12 miles away, Baie dEmbouchure and Galion Beach, 13 miles away, and Dawn Beach, 17 miles away. From Grand Palms, its a 12-minute drive to shopping and dining in Marigot, 3 miles to Cupecoy, 9 miles to Grand Case and 11 miles to Philipsburg. If youre coming to St-Martin by ship, its 5.5 miles to the Marigot ferry port; if youre flying, its 5 miles to Princess Juliana International Airport.
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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Internet on the island can be inconsistent and signal strength is generally lower than in developed cities. As our guests in St. Martin, be prepared to work less and relax more.
Satellite television in St. Martin can be spotty so remember to set your DVR to record your favorite shows before leaving home.
Bedroom 1: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Bedroom 2: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Bedroom 3: King size bed, Private bathroom with shower, Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Apple TV, DVD player, Access to terrace
Fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining area with seating for 8
Air conditioned living room
Rooftop terrace with lounge area
Extra Cost (advance notice may be required):
Activities and excursions
Points of Interest:
12 minute drive to Marigot
5km to Cupecoy
9 km to Marigot Ferry Port
15km Grand Case
18km to Philipsburg
2 minute walk to Plum Bay Beach
1 kmto Long Bay Beach
5km to Mullet Bay
7.2km to Simpson Bay
14km to Happy Bay
19km to Orient Beach
21km to Baie d 'Embouchure/Galion Beach
27km to Dawn Beach
8km to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Maximum 6 guests
Pets are not allowed
Social events are not permitted
Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay
Grand Palms is perfect for 3 couples. The bedrooms are as closely matched as you could find, so that no one will feel 'slighted' if they paid the same amount. It is a couple minute slow walk to the beach, perfect for watching the sun go down to end your day. I would NOT recommend it for children, as the same open views from the rooms and pool area mean no railings to restrain young ones, and the drop is substantial at some points. The space is clean and modern, with more than enough space for six people...it never felt cramped. For us, it felt like home after only a few days. Awesome bathrooms. Kathleen, the housekeeper, was a cheery (constantly singing) personality, always helpful and providing local knowledge well above our expectations. The pool service I would not consider adequate...the one day he was there he did the minimum, but missed a couple of things such as the pool wall under the stairs. The groundskeepers started a little early in the morning, but only one day.
The villa exceeded our expectations! It was a great location in Terre Basse - walking distance to Baie Prune - beautiful secluded beach. very private, perfect for 3 couples or family. Fully equipped kitchen and wonderful outdoor lounging and dining areas. All bedrooms were well appointed and pretty similar to each other with indoor/outdoor showers and double sinks. Plenty of closet space - just so spacious all around. We took advantage of the in house chef services which allowed us to relax and enjoy the villa and a wonderful meal. The staff were amazing - Caroline our concierge helped us book restaurants, beaches, massages and more; Kathleen our villa housekeeper was pleasant and discreet. All in all a fabulous 10 days and we will be back!
From the first e-mail to the moment we arrived home, everything went off without a hitch. Your staff and concierges were friendly, informative and provided excellent customer service. We would certainly plan another vacation through Luxury Retreats.
A family and friends traveled to our villa, from the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, every part of our stay was perfect. We couldn't have wished for a more beautiful villa. Everything had been catered for and every need considered.
There was ample space for each of us and all the recommendations for place to eat/ things to do were all great.
Never before has a holiday been exactly as it says, but, Luxury Retreats was just that, a complete luxury, from ease of booking to arrival and departure.
Thank you so much for giving us some very special memories indeed.
Everything from we set our feet at St. Martin was really handled professionally.
Amazing villa and especially the outdoor areas was of great value for our family, from early morning until late night.. 2 minutes walk and you are at in our minds at one of the best beaches at St Martin.
All staff we were in contact with really made us feel welcome at St Martin and for sure a place we would like to come back to in the future.
The villa is very well decorated and has everything you need for your stay from technology to cooking. We have stayed at several villas over the past 5 years on SXM; Grand Palms did not disappoint.
1) The rooms are very comfortable – all oversized w/ large bathrooms + outdoor shower
a.TVs in detached rooms only have Apple TV (but not in SXM to watch TV), so no issue for us. Main house has Satellite
2) Kitchen has great appliances and all you need to prepare a meal
3) Staff keeps the villa looking fresh and new everyday
4) Very private
5) Great Sunset View; watch the cruise ships ride off into the sunset @ 5:30 most days by the pool, upstairs in the outdoor living space or Jacuzzi.
6) Iguanas everywhere! Very cool sanctuary
7) Very short walk to the beach, just across the street
Only issue was the pool
- Too deep to stand in comfortably; I’m >6ft tall, my wife couldn't touch
- No floats, really?
- Shallow section needs chairs / something to be useful