The Town of Grand Case
History, beaches and cuisine...it's all here on St. Martin
Grand Case is a small fishing town located on the northwestern side of French St. Martin. It's home to several thousand year-round residents, and is famous for its beaches, its bathing, and wonderful food culture.
Breathtaking scenery, authentic French and Caribbean cuisine, and a chance to experience local culture
For many years, Grand Case was a sleepy little village, with a road barely wide enough for one car. It really was nothing more than cotton plantations, fishing and salt ponds.
Cotton was shipped to England and salt to Guadeloupe, Martinique and then Europe. Weather-beaten wooden homes straddled the road in Grand Case, a Creole word meaning Big House. As the village became known for its culinary excellence, these homes were gradually transformed into restaurants, many world-class and just minutes from Grand Case Beach Club.
Gourmet cuisine from around the world
Grand Case is a microcosm of the world's cuisines, with restaurants featuring American, Caribbean, Italian, Oriental, seafood and of course, French. There are even Lolos, which are barbecue shacks where local ladies grill fresh lobsters, chicken, and spare ribs.
Our staff and management have dined at many of the restaurants on the island, so if you’d like some personal recommendations, please come and talk to us while you are here, we are more than happy to advise you and assist with making any reservations.
A village with all the modern conveniences
In Grand Case you will find a supermarket, a couple of convenience stores, delicatessens and bakeries, and even a pharmacy. All are within walking distance of the hotel.
Grand Case has maintained its village feel and you will find the people warm, friendly and quick to help. If you make the effort to speak with some of the residents don’t be surprised if after a few days, while walking down to dinner, you hear your name called out and you find yourself dragged off for a quick aperitif.
Just walking the length of the Grand Case strip, you are likely to hear French, English and Spanish spoken as well as the sounds of Reggae, Gospel, Merengue and Zouk. Most people working and living in Grand Case speak English so you should not have any problems communicating with anyone during your stay at Grand Case Beach Club.
Events in Grand Case Village
Grand Case features events year-round, allowing resort visitors a deeper, more meaningful encouver with "old Caribbean" culture. Events include: