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Hotel Bakoua

At a Glance

    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

Fodorite Reviews

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Hotel Bakoua 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 132 rooms, 6 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 02-27-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    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 Joelle, 1/24/07

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