Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, Martinique
Without doubt the coolest place to stay on the eastern coast of Martinique is the ultra-plush Cap Est. All 50 colourful Creole-style villas have a view over the cartoon-bright green lagoon, where you can swim, kayak and snorkel (there are plenty of colourful fish and sea cucumbers). Although the beach isn't the best, there's a kick-back lounge bar, spa by Guerlain, two restaurants and an incredible 40-metre infinity pool surrounded by tropical flowers. Lovely touches in the more expensive rooms - al-fresco showers, a full bar, espresso machine, rotating plasma TV screen to watch from your bed or plunge pool, depending where you are - sum up what you're paying for.
Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, Le Francois, Martinique (00 596 596 54 80 80). Doubles start at ‚ā¨400 (¬£285), including breakfast.
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