TWO EXPERIENCES one friendly island

Overlooking Grand Case Bay, our lush, tropical retreat is a serene sanctuary to casual sophistication. Stunning views of the Caribbean Sea are available from every expansive guest room, but you don’t have to stay indoors. Join us for a complimentary continental breakfast, take lunch by the pool, or simply ask the friendly pool bar staff for a cocktail. Take a complimentary yoga class, book a treatment at our on-site spa, and find out why our boutique resort on Stick Hill is above the rest.

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The moment Remy and Yamina welcome you to our great little beachside inn, you’ll know you’ve become one of “the lucky few.” Our seaside retreat is your no-frills hideaway for toes-in-the-sand afternoons, tousled beach wave hair, and the delightful awareness that you’re living your best life. A grand total of 10 spacious rooms make it an ideal hub for a pure and simple beach vacation that happens to be next to Restaurant Row in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.

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Hotel L’Esplanade & Le Petit Hotel


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Whether you yearn to retreat to a hideaway that’s steps from the scenic splendor of a golden St. Martin beach or be swept away by undulating turquoise views from your hillside Mediterranean-style boutique resort, each of our charming hotels offers a different take on an island getaway. But it’s our affinity for thoughtful attention and genuine care for each experience that turn visiting guests into returning friends.

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Labor of Love

The Petrelluzzi family built Hotel L’Esplanade in the early 1990s, the crowning achievement of a lifetime developing commercial properties. Shortly after, Mr. Petrelluzzi’s son Marc and his wife Kristin took over its management and built Le Petit Hotel in the mid-90s, just down Boulevard de Grand Case. Casual, simple, and privileged with an amazing beach-front location, it offered a dramatically different take on an island getaway. Regardless of which hotel you choose for your stay, we’re delighted you’re visiting our beloved St. Martin and hope you have an unforgettable experience at our family-owned and operated boutique hotels by the sea. Welcome to our history, romance, and business rolled into one.

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Bound by Friendship

From the dynamic husband and wife duo running Le Petit Hotel to the gregarious bartenders, inspiring yoga instructors, and dedicated spa specialist at Hotel L’Esplanade, everyone at our hotels is an indispensable thread in the fabric that weaves our ongoing story. Authentically warm and dedicated to their craft, our stellar staff members have been with us for decades and are well loved as members of our extended family and by our friends around the world.

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Care for the Details

Meet gracious hosts that will greet you upon arrival and pick up on your needs and desires through casual conversation. Request a dinner for two to celebrate a special evening and get acquainted with the local culture and exciting nearby excursions while lounging by the pool. We are proud to provide service that is so seamless it’s imperceptible. So, whether you need to call a cab or make dinner reservations, rest assured that we’ll have you covered.

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Divine, unpretenious

“L'Esplanade is a very special place we called home for 2 weeks. I wouldn't call it a 'luxury hotel' — as that sells it somewhat short. The world is full of luxury hotels. This is a one-of-a-kind, magical guest house, staffed with people who make you feel very honoured to stay there. Located a stones throw from a beautiful beach, amazing restaurants and serves as the perfect base to explore Saint Martin. ”
mikeijay | TripAdvisor

Paradise. Found.

“This was our first trip to Saint Martin, and wow. To say we were pleased with our stay at L’Esplanade would be an understatement. We were absolutely blown away by the quaintness and beauty of this property, and of the island as a whole.”
T.C. McCourt | TripAdvisor

Perfect Vacation

“I should just say "ditto" to every other great review posted about Le Petit. All of the wonderful things are true. We stayed for week in May. We had a third floor room. When they say it is on the water, it is right there on the water. We slept every night to the sounds of the ocean and took breakfast every morning on our balcony.”
Bill W | TripAdvisor
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St. Martin

Nicknamed the Friendly Island, the dual nation isle that’s home to French St. Martin is a 37-square-mile tropical playground known for world-class cuisine, 37 pristine beaches, and an abundance of belle vie.

Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup.