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“Beach bliss!”
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Localize
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This has been a wonderful discovery for us, we were already in Martinique and wandering around Grande Anse when we spotted this property and were delighted that there was a sea view studio available for the rest of our stay. We are sitting here looking out through palm trees at the sun setting on the tranquil bay where we snorkelled earlier and will walk down the beach in a while to one of the restaurants which others have so kindly reviewed for us all.

We have no details to add to wotsit's review, which describes the facilities well. We are in Ti Fleur and have had a great welcome from the lady, not Valerie, but I'm afraid I have forgotten her name. She provided coffee, filters and charcoal for the BBQ, opened one of the larger apartments so we could do our laundry and has been unobtrusively available for queries. We will use the mosquito net tonight, the AC and insect repellent wasn't enough to keep me from being bitten last night thought that may have been because I was reading outside on a lounger until well after dark on the Kindle.

Room Tip: We picked sea view and are delighted with it.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

I hesitated writing a review since I don't want Grand Case Oukae to become too popular... I want to be able to stay there again and again!

We've stayed in these apartments twice. The first time in March of 2010 in Ti-Bo and again in December 2012 in Ti-Moun. Fellow travelers with us on this second visit stayed in Ti-Fleur.

First, as I understand, the former (badly reviewed) Localize apartments on the opposite end, are now managed by Valerie. Valerie is a wonderful host. Communication prior to the visit was always timely, informative and friendly. And once on site, she and her staff are always available, taking care of any needed maintenance and checking if everything is ok with your stay.

Ti-Bo and Ti-Moun are the largest of apartments, with a bedroom, bathroom, plus extra living space, and a washing machine for clothes. The rest are bedroom/bathroom only. All have an outdoor kitchen. We find the decorations to be tasteful, the rooms neat and well maintained. There is also a/c available, which we used sometimes at night.

Location and price are what really sets this place apart. You cannot find any more "on the beach" or "sea view" then this. Add a glorious view of the sunset to that and it's heaven. The beach directly in front of Grand Case is rocky however, this is a great area to set out for snorkeling. A bit to the left and there are patches of sea grass. I saw sea turtles every time I went out. Walk down the beach towards the right, and it is sandy and very, very clear. With minimal waves so it is quite pleasant just to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Grande Anse has one small superette, though not very useful. There is a strip of restaurants some of which are not great at all and other spectacular. See also my review of Chez Evelyne. We also enjoyed Le P'tite Bateau and Les fruit de Patience very, very much. Ti-Sable is great for view and location though the food is not outstanding. Will add reviews on these restaurants as well.

I really enjoy the local feeling of staying at Grand Case. Every morning it's possible to buy a fresh baguette from a local who drives through the area. Every few days there is the same with fresh fruit. And often fishermen selling their catch. We didn't get the opportunity to use it but, there are bbq's in the garden for use. Further, there are more then enough beach chairs, hammocks and tables for everyone to sit out and enjoy the scenery. Also clothes line, outdoor showers/hoses to rinse the sand off before going into your apartment. This last visit in December there was plenty of parking. Though I remember our visit in March we occasionally had to search for a bit.

Although most of the neighbors were French, and our French is poor at best, we still found everyone to be most friendly with regular greetings and hello's.

Don't forget to bring mosquito repellant. It was especially bad in December. As long as you close the shutters of the apartment before sundown, it's not a problem inside the apartment.

All in all, I find Grand Case Oukae and Valerie absolutely wonderful. I love Martinique and it is one of the few places that I will plan regular visits to for relaxation, beautiful scenery and friendly people.

Room Tip: Ti-Bo and Ti-Moun are the largest and having washing machines. And, it's great having a room in...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2017
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Stayed: November 2016
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Reviewed 31 January 2017
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Room Tip: Ce n'est pas un hotel mais une résidence avec une dizaine de "studios"
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: Grand Case Oukaee - Allee des raisinniers, Les Anses d'Arlet 97217, Martinique
Region: Caribbean > Martinique > Arrondissement of Le Marin > Les Anses d'Arlet
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Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Les Anses d'Arlet
Price Range: RM417 - RM668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a large creole style house, built in wood, on the store line, under the tallest coconut palms in the bay. ... more   less 

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