Monday, May 25, 2009
St.Maarten, Grand Case, a beautiful place!
Last weekend we were in St.Maarten, Grand Case. We stayed at the beautiful Grand Case Beach Resort. Our room was larger then our apartment! It had a full kitchen, a living area, bedroom with a King size bed, and two bathrooms! I have never stayed in a hotel room with two bathrooms. All I can say is that it is the best to have your very own bathroom, and there is no waiting around while the other person is getting ready.
When we checked in the room was not ready, so we dropped our bags off and went and had a drink at the Sunset Beach Restaurant. Upon entering our room we found fresh flowers everywhere. A large vase on the table, and other flowers scattered throughout. A very nice touch. Oh, there was also a complimentary bottle of wine.
Our days consisted of getting up fairly early, having a complimentary breakfast of assorted croissants, a baguette with butter and jelly, oj, and coffee. Then, off to the beach for a few hours. Shower, lunch somewhere up the road, back to the room to hang out in the shade under the Seagrape Trees outside our room, nap, get ready for dinner, and then eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants up the road.
We dined at some great French places, as well as one of the outdoor spots. For about $9 euro we received a giant plate which included: Ribs, potato salad, broccoli, fried plantain, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, salad, and rice. We enjoyed this with a few Caribbean beers.
The desserts were amazing everywhere we went. The above photo was a molten chocolate cake with a delicious homemade vanilla bean ice cream. More photos and descriptions to come.
The last photo is of the beach, enhanced by my new favorite Web site, tiltshiftmaker.com. You simply upload a photo, adjust the setting, and you get a fun photo that makes your picture look like a miniature model. I am going to so enjoy playing around with this site!