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St. Martin: Bleu Emeraude vs. Mont Vernon Condos??

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I've decided to go to St. Martin for the week of Nov 4th and am figuring out where to stay, so would appreciate your input! I am a solo, female traveller (mid-50's) and am looking for a place right on a nice beach where I can read for hours, watch the waves & clouds and walk. For me a nice beach is: fairly wide, soft sand and not mobbed; also, need chairs already set up on the beach (am OK with renting them). While I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere, I'm not a partyer and tend not to eat out at night so want a place with a mini-kitchen and TV. (I like to walk to a grocery store or take away and buy dinner to take back to my room/porch.) After researching guide books, this forum, etc., I'm thinking a condo would be the best fit for me and these two looked appealing from a price perspective. I've been to St. Martin on cruise ships and liked the Club Orient end of Orient Beach. Regardless of where I end up staying, I'll likely visit one other beach during the week, plus a day trip to Pinnel Isle. (Would like to avoid renting a car due to cost.)

Option 1: Bleu Emeraude condo on Grand Case: The studio units (on apt rental sites and their own site) look nice to me but what's the beach like? Is it narrow? Do they have beach chairs for residents? And, is it safe to walk to supermarkets, bakery & take away spots? (not late at night - probably around 7:00 pm)

Option 2: Mont Vernon on Orient Beach: There are tons of studio units available for rent. Aside from the interior decor, are any of the buildings better than others? The pool is irrelevant to me, but I do want to be close to the beach (want to see the water from my balcony and steps to the beach). I can't tell if beach chairs are provided on the beach for their residents - anyone know?

I like the looks of the units at Bleu Emeraude better but like the idea of being on Orient Beach (a one mile walk to/from Mont Vernon and Club Orient would be good exercise!) OTOH, I've never been to Grand Case but have heard it's a beautiful beach.

Thanks very much for any insights or pointers you can provide!

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