Courtesy of Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa

Colorful French Caribbean: Martinique, French West Indies

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One of the largest islands in the French West Indies, Martinique attracts Francophiles looking for an affordable alternative to St. Bart’s. At
the 50-suite Cap
Est Lagoon Resort & Spa
, on Martinique’s verdant eastern coast, a
Guerlain spa and Creole fusion cuisine add Gallic spice to a modern
plantation-style hotel decorated with vibrant madras fabrics. Take your cue
from the French clientele and touch up your tan Euro-style (read: topless).
After sunset, dance to steel drums in the lounge. Stop by the hotel’s
restaurant, Le Belem, for grilled lobster. Doubles from $500.

50 Best Romantic Getaways 2010

Colorful French Caribbean: Martinique, French West Indies

One of the largest islands in the French West Indies, Martinique attracts Francophiles looking for an affordable alternative to St. Bart’s. At
the 50-suite Cap
Est Lagoon Resort & Spa
, on Martinique’s verdant eastern coast, a
Guerlain spa and Creole fusion cuisine add Gallic spice to a modern
plantation-style hotel decorated with vibrant madras fabrics. Take your cue
from the French clientele and touch up your tan Euro-style (read: topless).
After sunset, dance to steel drums in the lounge. Stop by the hotel’s
restaurant, Le Belem, for grilled lobster. Doubles from $500.

Courtesy of Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa

50 Best Romantic Getaways 2010

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