Martinique is one of the few Caribbean destinations that to this day is still overlooked by crowds and major resorts taking over the hotel scenery, leaving this stunning island to remain one of boutique hotels. Creole influences and vivid design details are bursting out of every seam creating a truly unique Caribbean take on luxury that feels fresh, authentic and personal. From urban resorts at the heart of Fort-de-France to beautiful gems tucked away amidst lush green foliage and hilltop residences that inspire lounging on poolside sun terraces overlooking panoramic views, hotels in Martinique are truly something to behold.
Located in La Trinité on the east coast of the island, French Coco is a 17-suite boutique hotel bursting with style and sophistication. Surrounded by beautiful green gardens, the hotel incorporates design interpretations of both international and Creole influences – and the result is a vibrant and luxurious take on what it means to be Creole in the 21st century. Walk barefoot through the lush gardens with fragrant tropical flowers and find yourself at the outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace or take a more intimate dip in your private in-suite plunge pool.
Mouthwatering French and Caribbean dishes are served in the hotel restaurant, which is one of the finest on the whole island. While there are plenty of design accents, the overall feel in the hotel and in each suite is lovely and minimalistic allowing the beautiful surroundings to do all the talking. Wooden elements feature heavily both in the exterior and each suite’s terrace creating natural ease. The suites at French Coco are spacious and airy, creating a seamless transition between the outdoor and indoor spaces. Vibrant art is displayed not only in the communal spaces but also in subtle accents in the suites in a true boutique hotel fashion, where a personalized approach to service is key.
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa
Located on the southeast of the island in the lovely town of Le Francois, Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa is set amidst the most beautifully vibrant tropical location, where hummingbirds buzz by sipping nectar from the brightly-colored flowers as you lounge by the crystal-clear pool sipping cocktails and take in the warmest Caribbean sunshine. This breathtaking resort doesn’t take long to charm anyone visiting into wishing they didn’t have to leave, exceeding all expectations through personalized service, attentive staff and access to a beautiful lagoon.
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa features 52 luxurious suites, 30 of which have their own private plunge pools, filled with refined tropical elements. Natural materials like exotic woods and woven cloth create a continuum with the environment in the most harmonious way. All suites have a terrace, perfect for letting in the soft ocean breeze, and indoor air-conditioning for a comfortable mid-day siesta.
Apolline, the luxurious boutique guest house with only four rooms in the grand mansion, is a true representation of the Martinique hospitality scene – vivid design and interiors, personalized service and the most spectacular outdoor pool overlooking Fort-de-France and the bay. The grand views from the spacious sun terrace are awe-inspiring and you will easily want to spend the whole day taking in the sun from the poolside. Meticulously-prepared breakfasts with fresh fruit are served on the terrace. The small but beautifully-designed mansion is decorated with Creole-inspired furnishings with a touch of contemporary additions and bright Caribbean colors. Each space both inside and out is inviting and awakens the senses with authenticity and Caribbean charm.
La Suite Villa
Perched upon a hilltop in Les Trois-Îlets, La Suite Villa is the 5-star boutique hotel that embodies everything that Martinique has to offer. With just six exclusive suites and nine villas, this is the perfect place for uninterrupted enjoyment of this tropical haven – taken to new heights with its sumptuous spa, gourmet restaurants and a wonderful outdoor swimming pool with spectacular views. Every detail in the hotel is infused with local art and culture, sparking whimsical enjoyment of this authentic location. Suites with outdoor terraces and jacuzzis boasting panoramic views and one to three-bedroom villas all embody coziness, comfort, and authenticity that make this hotel truly stand out among its Caribbean counterparts. The nest-like suites are perfect for a romantic getaway on this often-overlooked paradise island.
At the heart of Fort-de-France, Hotel Simon is certainly a more business-centric option amongst the plethora of boutique hotels on the island. With a truly fresh approach to contemporary design, the hotel is able to sustain a positively unique image that steers clear from the cookie-cutter business resorts you’re used to seeing. Amazingly comfortable and perfect for any type of stay, it’s worth noting that what Hotel Simon lacks in tropical island features (which isn’t all that important considering that the tropical paradise is literally all around you), it makes up in its beautifully-designed modern interiors with bold accents in black, yellow and grey.
Anyone appreciating architectural overtones and rich design will thrive in this stunning space. The rooms and suites offer either city or sea view, while the beautiful design features continue from the communal areas. Bold black-and-white carpets and contrasting black and yellow accents enliven each room adding a high level of sophistication that many business-centric hotels tend to lack. The suites are incredibly spacious with separate seating areas and sectional sofas. The large double beds are covered with the crispest white high thread count linens inviting for a relaxing night’s sleep.