On-Site Martinique: Cap Est’s 5-Star Flat Screen TV’s

Editor’s note: Sadly, Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa has closed.

If you’re ever lucky enough to stay at a five-star resort in some windswept Caribbean paradise, the in-room TV will likely be the least of your concerns. That’d go double if you’re lucky enough to find yourself at the fabulous Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa in Martinique. From the minute it opened in December 2002, this exclusive Relais & Châteaux property has been Martinique’s premier vacation address for luxury and pampering far more rewarding than any Must-See TV programming.

There are only 50 suites here. Each boasts a marvelous ocean view and stylish, colorful decor combining Caribbean and Far East accents with the finest in modern conveniences. Deluxe and executive suites (31 of the 50) have their own private pools and sexy outdoor showers.

The expansive full-service Spa Guerlain is nice too. The resort’s policy forbidding more than two people in the spa at any time, priceless.

But, back to the TV’s. As you can see in the photo above, they’re the same flat screens you’d find in most any hotel these days. The difference here, though, is in the way the TV’s are mounted.

The flat screens are not confined to a wall. Nor do they sit anchored to some other piece of fine furniture. Oh no, these TV’s are suspended seemingly in mid-air!

In reality, though, they’re attached at one side to rotating wood poles.

It’s an innovative mounting solution that I’ve never seen anywhere else. No matter where you decide to hang out in your suite – sleeping area, living room plunge pool – these poles allow you to position the flat screen for optimal viewing. It’s pretty cool, especially if you’re a hockey fan, like me, and in Martinique during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This was my situation last spring when I snapped the photo above.

I doubt that cool TV’s will be the thing that draws anyone here. All the same, though, they are a nice touch in a resort that’s full of them.

Last updated by Steve Bennett on .

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