Hotel Bakoua

Pointe du Bout, Les Trois-Îlets, n/a Martinique, 97229, Martinique

Wrought-iron gates open to this lovely hotel, a throwback to gracious estate living, where you can cocoon yourself in colonial-era style. From the circular bar and the adjacent infinity pool, the views of the mountain peaks juxtaposed with the yachts in the bay are magical. Walk down the pier to the thatch-roof rotunda that shades the Coco Bar. (Lunch here is inexpensive, and the tropical drinks are super.) The bountiful breakfast is no longer included in the rates, but is definitely a must-do. Suites offer down pillows and European linens, as well as comfy window seats, giving even the smallish beach-level rooms a sumptuous feel. Alas, they can be damp, and on weekends, when people party, are too loud. The veteran staff can be indifferent, although many are caring and friendly. At night, entertainment makes this one of the island's social centers.

PROS

  • vintage Caribbean charisma
  • you don't necessarily need a car
  • the breakfast buffet with omelet and crepe stations is memorable

CONS

  • some rooms are outdated and renovations have been long promised
  • facades are not all pretty
  • can be busy and loud on weekends

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0596-66–02–02

HOTEL DETAILS

132 rooms, 6 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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