Luxe Beat Magazine MAY 2015 - Page 85

Travel a spa treatment and hydrotherapy is definitely the way to go. In keeping with the Asian theme throughout the resort, Le Spa is also equipped with a relaxation center with a Japanese pool to increase physical and mental health and overall well-being. With colors borrowed from madras patchwork fabric, the reds, blues and greys are seen throughout the resort. On a site visit of the deluxe suite, I was impressed by the spacious quarters; the shallow “punch bowl” pool overlooking the lagoon; the private outdoor shower and even the luxury bath amenities designed by Molton Brown. Mood lighting and a bed covered in flower petals is always a nice touch. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of the deluxe suite was the accent chairs that faced the window allow guests to sit comfortably and take in the tranquil view, chat about the day’s events or just mediate in the essence of Cap Est and all her glory. Now that Martinique is rightfully added to your next vacation list, I want to leave you with a quick travel tip. Although situated in the Caribbean, Martinique is still very French. Brushing up on your conversational French will go a long way on this beautiful and romantic island. helicopter rides around the island, 4x4 tours, deep-sea diving and sport fishing. Feeling idle, you’ll find the cascading pool as inviting as I did. A trip to the spa will relieve more than winter blues, stress and work burnout. Le Spa has a facial parlor, a body care room, two massage rooms and two hydrotherapy rooms. Let’s face, it you must have The property offered an array of activities. Head towards the pier through the well-manicured archway for snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing or a ride on the White Shark, the resort’s private catamaran. Guests are invited to explore the lagoon and islets of François and Robert, the Fonds Blancs, LoupGarou and Chancel,where the diversity of the flora is equaled only by its beauty. I would have loved to be held hostage at Cap Est, but some people may actually enjoy seeing a bit more of Martinique and opt for the resort to book a separate excursion. Available to guests are 85