La Belle Creole

La Belle Creole was a 25 acre resort built to look like a French fishing village. I believe it was abandoned after Hurricane Luis in 1995, and it is now a very interesting modern ruin. Located on Nettle Bay right beside Pointe du Bluff, the hotel is easily accessible from Le Trou de David. As far as I can tell, all of the rooms are accessible, and many bore the mark of past squatters. The “beautifully landscaped” gardens are now entirely overgrown and give the hotel a very spooky feel.

Here is an aerial view of the hotel during its heyday:

And here are a few shots of it as it is today:

2 Responses to “La Belle Creole”

  1. SXM Trails: Bell Point to Anse Marcel | Les Fruits De Mer Says:

    […] After a lovely evening at Calmos celebrating my birthday, I managed to get up well before dawn to go meet up with the SXM Trails hiking club for a trek around my favorite local spot, Bell Point. The hike was lovely, of course, and there were a couple stretches through areas I had never walked through. It’s also the first time I’ve been serenaded with the happy birthday song on a hike! Next Sunday we are headed to La Belle Creole. […]

  2. Guest Post at Uncommon Caribbean: La Belle Creole | Les Fruits De Mer Says:

    […] Below are some photos of the area including ones that weren’t featured in the guest post. You can also check out this post about a previous visit. […]