This "residence" is actually on the grounds of the Carayou Hôtel & Spa and when you book there you have use of the all of the hotels facilities, including two pools. (There were however, lots of kids in these pools and we found the beach, where we could also swim, much more relaxing.) It is important to know that you check in for the "Residence La Marina at the Carayou hotel's desk (knowing that would have saved me an hour of walking around trying the find the Residence's office). This hotel has a great location and is a short and cheap local ferry ride from Fort de France that runs regularly throughout the day; the hotel is an easy 5-minute walk around the marina from where the ferry docks. The hotel's outdoor facilities are great. We did not use the hotel's restaurant while we were there as we were not attracted to the buffet they were offering. The room itself was comfortable and clean with an outdoor patio (we were on the ground floor) that had a "kitchen" that included a small cooktop, microwave, and refrigerator with a limited amount of cutlery, plates, etc.; not adequate for major meal preparation, but worked for breakfasts, lunches and keeping our drinks cold. There are some great restaurants within walking distance, as well as a bakery and small market. We would stay here again if we found ourselves in that area of Martinique.