Some Martinique visitors are more apt to pack power suits than swimsuits. Here are the best business-friendly hotels for them to check into.
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa is Martinique's only true luxury property, and it delivers the style, service, and amenities that go with that distinction. The staff is professional but unobtrusive, the restaurant is relaxed yet refined guests, and the lounge and bar is large and alfresco. Le Cap Est's three room types include the 1,400-square-foot Executive Suites, offering flat-screen TVs, well-stocked "maxi-bars," living rooms, and private terraces with lounge chairs and plunge pools.
As the area's most established hotel, Hotel Bakoua attracts a mix of business travelers and vacationers. The space contains a somewhat formal circular bar (Le Gommier) that showcases Martinique's variety of rum as well as a terrace that's a popular meeting spot for local businesspeople as well as guests, many who are staying at the hotel on business. Several room categories are designed to fit varying budgets, but the most desirable are set along a narrow boardwalk, steps from the sand.
Set on a peninsula in Point du Bout, Martinique's main tourist area, the Carayou Hotel and Spa has a prime location. The sprawling, 207-room mid-range resort offers a huge restaurant, two pools, small man-made beach, spa, and five function rooms for meetings and events. Free Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant, bar, by the pool, and in the rooms.