Large, open-air lobby with lots of seating for meeting and
Lagoon style pool with a swim-up bar
Rooms with private terraces overlooking the grounds and pool
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Walking distance to the shops and cafes of Village Creole
Romantic fine-dining restaurant overlooking the pool
Hotel not on the beach
Room walls could be better insulated
Only one elevator for three floors
Small bathrooms, and some could use a refresh
No fitness center
Hotel La Pagerie is a 95-room, upper middle-range boutique hotel built around a lagoon-style pool and flowering gardens. Its location in the heart of the colorful Village Creole puts guests within walking distance of shops and cafes, as well as the Marina of Pointe
du Bout, where a ferry connects to Fort de France, Martinique's capital city, in 20 minutes. The hotel’s open-air lobby with a small cocktail bar and billiards table serves as the
property’s gathering place for daytime lounging and mingling, and pre- and post-dinner
cocktails. Scheduled evening events include local art exhibits, rum
tastings, and floral-arranging demonstrations. Rooms, some of which have kitchenettes, have been updated, but they lack the coveted ocean views. Travelers seeking a hotel closer to the sand might want to consider La Bakoua, a
larger hotel with rooms near the beach.
A serene boutique hotel where guests can mingle in the airy lobby, lounge poolside, and sip cocktails at the swim-up bar
Hotel La Pagerie is located in the heart of the Village
Creole, a lively tourist area with colorful architecture and lots of shops and
cafes, as well as a marina where guests can hop a ferry to Fort de France, the
island’s capital city. The three-story hotel is built in a circular,
fort-like fashion surrounding a tropical garden of palms and flowering plants, and a large, lagoon-style swimming
pool. Guests enter the rooms via exterior hallways that look out at the village and the island, while interior sliding doors open onto private terraces that look
inward at the property’s pool and gardens.
While the village offers many
diversions, and the beaches are a short drive away, many guests spend their days lounging at the hotel's swimming pool, which is ringed with lounge chairs and equipped with a swim-up bar shaded by a grassy tiki roof. The airy lobby is also a popular gathering spot. It features an abundance of cushy white sofas and chairs topped with bright-orange accent pillows. A small lobby bar, backlit with neon, churns out specialty cocktails
for the pre- and post-dinner crowd, while a nook with a pool table is another spot to mingle. Scheduled evening events include rum tastings hosted by local
distilleries, floral-arranging classes, and exhibits by local artisans, many who have art and sculpture on permanent display at the hotel.
In the French-island style, dinner starts late. Guests are seated at white-tablecloth, candlelit tables overlooking a hedge of greenery and the pool, which is lit up with glowing green lights after dark. The menu is carefully crafted by a young local chef, the wine list is extensive,
and the service is slowly paced, forcing guests to relax and fall into the rhythm of island time.
On a side street in Trois-Ilets, near the lively cafes and shops of the Village Creole and the Marina of
Pointe du Bout
Outside the walls of La
Pagerie is Village Creole, a purpose-built tourist town with colorful Caribbean-Creole
architecture and a slew of shops, bakeries, cafes, and restaurants. While the
hotel is not on the beach, it’s a short walk to the soft sands of l’Anse Mitan.
Several other beaches are within a 30-minute drive.
One-minute walk to Village Creole
Five-minute walk to the Marina Pointe Du Bout
Six-minute walk to l’Anse Mitan Beach
Six-minute drive to Martinique Golf and Country Club
13-minute drive to Anse-à-l'Ane Beach
20-minute ferry ride to Fort de France
30-minute drive to Diamonte (Diamond) Beach
40-minute drive to Martinique Aimé Césaire International
50-minute drive to Habitation Clément
70-minute drive to Presqu'Île de la Caravelle (Caravelle
Contemporary rooms with views of the pool, Village
Creole, and gardens
While Hotel La Pagerie opened in 1975, its rooms possess a
fresh, contemporary style with wood furniture finished in a natural wood hue or
painted with a crisp white-lacquer finish. Beds are either low-slung platform
or four-poster, wrapped with white linens and topped with accent pillows in
floral prints that coordinate with window treatments, canvas artwork, and accent walls painted a mauve red or lime green. White sofas
and chairs and kitchenettes (in some rooms) with modern gray cabinets and
stainless-steel sinks keep pace with the thoughtfully planned contemporary decor.
All rooms come with private balconies outfitted with clever tables and
two chairs that fit together to form one piece, but the window boxes are empty and beckon for flowers. Bathrooms are on the small
side, and some show their age, with stained tiles in the showers.
Additional amenities include flat-screen TVs, Lavazzo coffee machines, and
A large lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar and a massage
hut, a chic restaurant, and a spacious lobby
Art is an important part of Hotel La Pagerie's vibe. Tall metal sculpture by local and French artists is displayed throughout the lobby, tucked into hedges, and centered on grassy lawns surrounding the property. Bright-orange sofas and a ping-pong table are also on the grounds, enticing guests to linger among the many flowers and palms.
While the pool with its swim-up bar and cafe is the main attraction on sunny days, in the evenings guests as well as visitors and locals flock to La Pitaya, an elegant restaurant serving French-Caribbean cuisine artfully prepared by an up-and-coming chef. While the service is purposefully slow, it allows guests to linger over French wine and the soft glow of table-lamps and green hazy glow from the pool, which is colorfully illuminated in neon style after sunset.