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Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa

Quartier La Prairie | Le Francois 97240  [SEE MAP]Le Francois  [SEE ADDRESS]

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All-suite resort with a spa and two restaurants
Reviewers say the property's pricey suites could use a refresh
Nestled along Martinique's southeastern coast, Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa boasts 52 suites divided between 18 villas. Standard suites sit on the ground or first floor and come equipped with flat-screen TVs with DVD players, safes, free Wi-Fi access and stocked minibars, while upgraded suites offer private plunge pools. When you're not relaxing in your accommodation, explore the adjacent lagoon via sea kayak or boat or take advantage of the available diving excursions and helicopter sightseeing adventures. After indulging in some island recreation, get pampered with a luxurious spa treatment. And when it's time to quench your island thirst, choose from a selection of more than 100 different types of rum at Le Cohi Bar. Light dishes are served at Le Campêche restaurant, while a more formal experience can be had at the seaside Belém restaurant. Although some past guests enjoyed both eateries' dishes and the property's quiet location, many lamented the outdated suites (some with malfunctioning plumbing and air-conditioning units), the uncomfortable furniture on the pool deck, the inattentive staff and the high room rates.
Le Francois
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 52 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Traditional, Rustic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



At Martinique's most exclusive resort, the caring staff strives to make sure that guests leave satisfied.

Fodor's Choice

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Take your cut from the French clientele and touch up your tan Euro-style (read: topless). After sunset, dance to steel drums in the lounge.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 628 have reviewed the Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 628 reviews 3.5 (based on 628 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa's 52 suites feature traditional, rustic details, such as exotic wood furnishings and accents made from abaca woven cloth. All suites offer private balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, stocked minifridges and safes. Upgrade to a Premium, Deluxe or Executive suite for a private plunge pool.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Espresso machines available by request
  • Outdoor showers in select suites

Standard room size646 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This boutique resort is located in a somewhat isolated area on the southeastern coast of Martinique. Those looking to explore the island should consider renting a car (discounted rates available) from the property's partner, Europcar Martinique.
  • About 15 miles east of Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport
  • Airport transfers (charges apply)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort features two restaurants and a bar. Le Campêche serves casual light fare like salads, fresh fish and grilled meat. At the more formal Le Belem, continental cuisine is combined with local favorites and Creole dishes. After dinner, guests can head to Le Cohi Bar to sample some of its selection of fine rums – more than 100 – and enjoy the panoramic views from the terrace.
  • All room rates cover daily breakfast
  • Restaurants and bar close annually from late August to mid-October

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The large infinity pool overlooks the sea and is surrounded by deck chairs. The resort also features a white sand beach, where guests can snorkel, kitesurf and windsurf for a fee. Complimentary sea kayaks are available for exploring the adjacent lagoon.
  • Some suites have private plunge pools
  • Diving and sport fishing excursions (charges apply)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The resort's spa offers exclusive Cinq Mondes treatments and features two massage suites, two facial rooms and two hydrotherapy rooms. The spa also houses a hammam and a Japanese bath. Beauty treatments include manicures, waxing and makeup application.
  • Spa is not open on Tuesdays

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Children are welcome at the resort, but most activities are geared toward adults. There is no charge for children less than 3 years of age, and discounted rates are available for kids between 3 and 12 who stay with a parent.
  • Older kids can enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, kitesurfing (charges apply)
  • Free loaner kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The resort features a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. Guests can also take advantage of the tennis court and complimentary kayaks, as well as a variety of additional water sports, including windsurfing and kitesurfing, for an extra fee.
  • Fitness center open Monday to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort offers one meeting room, which is located in the main building. The Salon Cap Est features audiovisual equipment and can accommodate up to 55 guests theater-style or 80 guests for a reception. The resort's restaurants, beach and gardens are available for dinners and cocktail receptions.
  • Private dining and events for up to 60 guests at Le Belem restaurant

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


While the resort does host weddings, one member of the bridal couple must be a resident of Martinique, as weddings and receptions are exclusively for local residents.

    Maximum wedding guest capacity80

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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