Insider’s Guide: My Week in St. Martin

Among the most experienced members of our team, Lucille MacDonald has assisted Luxury Retreats guests as a Personal Concierge for the past 12 years.  Having travelled to several Hawaiian and Caribbean destinations in the past, Lucille and her family recently had the chance to experience Terres Basses' attractions first hand, with a stay at two of our villas in St. Martin.

My favorite excursion or experience: “A catamaran excursion with ScoobiTOO to the islands of Tintamarre and Anguilla, and a delicious lunch right on the beach at The Great House restaurant.”

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My best night out: “Dinner at Lee’s Roadside Grill on Simpson Bay. This open-air restaurant has excellent ribs, chicken and seafood, as well as live entertainment.”

I was not expecting: “The airport to be so nice or everyone to be so bilingual.”

My best drink discovery: “That a bottle of Appleton’s is only $10 in St. Martin!”

My most memorable moment: “Being welcomed at the villa by our wonderful St. Martin team – Carole, Eddie and Isabelle.”

My favorite local treat: “French pastries at The Taste Factory.”


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What I loved most about Bamboo was: “The openness and modern décor.”

My favourite place to sip my morning coffee was: On the open sitting area with a view of the ocean & wonderful breezes.”

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I will never forget this villa’s: “Beautiful infinity pool!”

I would recommend this villa for: “Couples, honeymooners and small families.”

Something I think guests should know about this villa is: “How close it is to Baie Rouge beach, shopping and restaurants.”

A detail that made all the difference was: “Having a starter pack of fresh groceries in the fridge for our arrival.”

Le Mas des Sables

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What I loved most about Le Mas des Sables was: “The pool and incredible view.”

My favourite place to sip my morning coffee was: “Outside by the pool.”

I will never forget: “Dining in with a fabulous meal prepared for us by Fabulous Feasts!”

I would recommend this villa for: “Nature lovers or guests looking for a private setting.”  

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Something I think guests should know about this villa: “A rental car is a must-have.”

A detail that made all the difference was:  “Snorkelers will love that this villa is walking distance to Trou David. Diving shoes are recommended for exploring the rocky coral reefs." 

The best thing about this location is: “The views and the proximity to Marigot and Baie Rouge, just a short drive away.” 

By Katherine Scott

Our Website Editor and Social Media Specialist, Katherine has experienced many of Luxury Retreats’ destinations first-hand, including Spain, Italy and the French Riviera. A gourmet traveler, she’s happiest discovering exotic new flavors in Thailand or sipping her way through a European vineyard tour.

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