This good-value European-style hotel lies between Marigot's saltwater lagoon and oceanfront Sandy Beach, just across the street. If all that water doesn't suit you, you can dog-paddle around in the infinity pool, which is also the heart of the resort action. The hotel is spread out over five Creole-style buildings, none higher than three stories. Under new management, hotel rooms have been completely refreshed, with brand-new mattresses and a smart, contemporary décor. All have terraces or patios, some with garden and street views, other with splendid views of the lagoon—be sure to request the latter. Forty-four of the units are duplexes, which come with a loft bedroom and a downstairs living area with two twin-size convertible couches—ideal for traveling families. Les Voiles, the handsome resort restaurant, sits on a covered wooden deck overlooking the lagoon and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
St. Maarten/St. Martin
St. Maarten/St. Martin› Hotel
Mercure St. Martin & Marina
Baie Nettlé, St. Martin
Our Rating Neighborhood Marigot Phone US 800/480-8555, 590/87-54-54 Prices Year-round $188–$283 double, $238–$368 duplex. 2 children 11 and younger stay free in parent's room Units 169 Amenities Restaurant, bar, babysitting, gym, marina, outdoor pool, spa, tennis court, extensive water sports equipment, buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Mercure St. Martin & MarinaBook a Room Now