Quaint and quiet ....... beautiful northern part of Martinique.We enjoyed fantastic hiking, both easy and challenging.Plenty of sunsets and less than 5 minutes to great black sand beach. Don't expect bustling city accesses.That is what we wanted away from.Tante Arlette is a gem.Fantastic food ....really nice rooms ..best bathrooms ever! But don't go with assumption that they speak english.That was a struggle. They need to remove the english speaking sign out front Not true ! Love it here.
Amazing venue. Worth going to Grand' Riviere just for the benefit of staying a night there. Cute rooftop spa. Even got a personal greeting from Tante Arlette herself!Nice beach nearby but probably not the best location to climb Mount Pelee although we got all the tips we needed to do the climb from another location.
At the end of the world, up North, down the volcano lies a small town, Grand Rivière, with real local people, and Tante Arlette’s Place is full of surprises... Nice people, beautifull room (we had the bois flotté room), good soft bed and bed linen, jaccuzi on a lovely terrace, excellent food, it was just perfect. When you look from the outside, it seems to be basic, but it really isn’t. Only regret, we had just book for one day and that was much too short ! The surrounding are breathtaking and the road to go there an experience by itself. Our best stay in Martinique
We enjoyed staying with the mythical Tante Arlette, and her charming daughter, in this house built a hundred years ago by Tante Arlette's father. Nice little village in the quiet North of the island, we initially planned this trip to hike the "famous" trail between Grand Rivière & Le Prêcheur, but (knew before we arrived)it is closed; but this should not stop you going, there is the wonderful "La Crabière" walk in Le Lorrain (a nice day trip where you can visit the JM Rhum distillery) and others along the coast. And Grand Rivière itself where you can swim (the sea is lovely and warm) and then just take some time to admire the sunset and watch darkness fall over the sea, it is so peaceful The hotel restaurant is good, and we had the menu of the day in the evening, but you can of course ask for something else. Breakfast was served on the terrace in the morning and was ok. The room was nicely decorated (we were in a new room), the bed comfortable, but we would have preferred to stay in one of the "old" rooms as they have a (shared) terrace overlooking the street. Special mention for the jacuzzi on the roof, that is also a very pleasurable experience especially when it is dark. And second special mention to all the staff who were friendly and efficient…
Everything great but the food. When you have such a nice menu at the website and in reality just the choice between two different plates is it a little bit sad... Anyway really good quality at everything. Especialy the rooftop-jacuzzi ;-)