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Martinique Hotels

Hotel Bakoua

Pros

  • The Bakoua exudes vintage Caribbean charisma
  • It's a classy classic
  • You don't necessarily need a car

Cons

  • Constructed in stages, so some rooms show age and others are fresh
  • Facades are not all pretty

Updated 02/27/2014

Fodor's Review

Wrought-iron gates open to what's one of Martinique's best resorts, what French guests call a "human hotel," where you can cocoon. Formerly an estate, the original structure has that East India Company look, with cane-and-teak plantation-style furnishings and terra-cotta tiles. From the circular bar and the adjacent 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.) Just a few steps up is Le Sirene, the water-view lunch restaurant where in low season the bountiful breakfast is taken—and dinner, too. Suites, such as the Amanda, are a throwback to gracious estate living. Down pillows and European linens, as well as comfy window seats, give the smallish beach-level rooms a sumptuous feel. The veteran staff can be indifferent, although many are caring and friendly. Nightly entertainment makes this one of the island's social centers.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Les Trois-Ilets, 97229, Martinique

Phone:

0596-66–02–02

Website: www.mgallery.com

Hotel Details:

  • 132 rooms, 6 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/27/2014

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By Joelle

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Jan 24, 2007

This place has improved.

Adter a first disappointing stay several years ago, we tried again and this was a happy surprise. Rooms, although still small, have been refurbished and service has greatly improved. Good food and an impressive wine/rum list! The beach is not that big, but carefully maintained.

By Jim

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Mar 9, 2004

A Disaster!!!!

Other than the rooms being old and smelly, the service being terrible, the staff being unfriendly and the food being terrible, the price was ridiculously expensive. We were going to stay for 6 nights during Carnaval, but had to check out after two nights. We just could not take any more abuse for 320 euro per night. Avoid this property at all costs. Stay at the Cap Est Lagoon instead.

By Paul

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Mar 3, 2002

Location, Location, Location

La Bakoua is on attractively landscaped grounds. Rooms are smallish but clean & pleasant. Service was inconsistent - not everyone there bends over backwards for you. The beach staff, however, was friendly & great for booking day trips,etc. Room price includes a very nice breakfast buffet. Man-made beach is small and gets crowded early. There are young women who go around modelling/peddling beachwear. Hotel's location is great- next to LeMeridien

and just a few minutes walk to the marina where there are shops, restaurants, boat charters, and the ferry (vedette) across the bay to Fort de France. The casino is right nearby as well, although it seems kind of dead.

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By Dave

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Jun 25, 2000

?Best on Island

That's what they say, but the rooms were just average motel-like. Beach and grounds were good. Very hard to find if your are driving without explicit directions.

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