The hotels in St Barts are really the most convenient and impressive lodging option. Here you can find places to stay right on the beach – equipped with marble baths, private decks and adjacent spas, these hotels redefine comfort for many visitors. And there is certainly no shortage of them either.
Luxury Hotels in St Bart
Eden Rock-St Barth’s
As the first hotel to open on St. Barts, Eden Rock has been welcoming sun-seeking vacationers for more than 60 years. A-listers like Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes have graced this hotel's hallways; today, guests say Eden Rock remains just as elegant. Each accommodation is unique, with simple neutral tones and private terraces, and guests describe a stay here as worth every penny. Splurge on a specialty villa and you'll have access to such extras as a private art gallery (in the Villa Nina) or a recording studio (in the Rockstar Villa). Eden Rock sits on St. Jean Bay on the island's northern shore, granting visitors access to pristine sands and a nearby coral reef. When you need a break from the sun, indulge in an in-room spa treatment or grab a bite to eat at the acclaimed restaurant, On The Rocks. Because this is a Relais & Châteaux property, Club 5C members can earn and use their rewards here.
With only 36 suites and three large villas, Le Sereno is especially exclusive. This hotel – flanking Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac's sands on St. Barts' northeastern coast – is ultra chic, with rooms displaying bright white hues and dark wooden accents. Along with the sumptuous accoutrements, accommodations also come equipped with private terraces and gardens, deep soaking tubs and iPod docking stations. But even with all these luxe amenities, guests agree that Le Sereno doesn't feel pretentious, saying that they were greeted by hospitable staff members (honeymooners even received a complimentary bottle of Champagne upon arrival). During your stay, you can stretch across the bay's chalky white sands or indulge in a refreshing treatment from Spa Le Sereno. When it comes to dining, guests agree that the menu at Restaurant Le Sereno is delectable, made all the better by the romantic atmosphere and unbeatable ocean views.
Cheval blanc St Bart Isle de France
Formerly the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, the property is now under the Cheval Blanc banner. Its white-washed walls and marble foyers feel almost palatial; guests say that the breathtaking views of northern St. Barts' Flamands Beach push this property into the realm of luxury. And the hotel's guest rooms aren't too shabby either. Accommodations feature bright white decor and hardwood floors while those willing to splurge on a villa will have access to a private infinity pool. If you can part from your lavish abode, pamper yourself with a treatment at the Cheval Blanc Spa, or head to the water for some sailing and waterskiing. When your tummy starts to rumble, sit down for some fresh seafood and sea views at La Case de l'Isle restaurant. Guests note that menu prices are high, but the servings are memorable.
Overlooking Anse de Marigot and Anse de Grand Cul-de-Sac from its peninsula perch on St. Barts' northeastern shore, Le Guanahani entices visitors with its pastel decor and plush cotton linens. Cottages range in size – they are able to accommodate couples and families – and feature hardwood floors, plush furniture and private terraces complete with gardens. Guests say that this is a great resort for travelers with children: Activities like snorkeling, windsurfing and Jet Ski tours cater to all ages. Parents in need of some R&R can retreat to the Spa by Clarins while the youngsters participate in the hotel's kid-oriented programs. At the end of the day, sit down to family dinner at Bartolomeo or Indigo, the hotel's restaurants.
Located on St. Barts' northern coast, Hotel Christopher provides luxury-seekers with an intimate getaway. Guest rooms are large and outfitted with crisp Egyptian cotton linens, private patios and L'Occitane en Provence toiletries. Previous visitors say that they left this hotel feeling completely relaxed as a result of the property's isolated location. High-end amenities like the full-service Spa Sisley and the stunning seaside infinity pool will help you unwind, while Wi-Fi-equipped rooms will help you stay connected. Hotel Christopher's two restaurants, Taïno and Mango, are sure to satiate your appetite after a long day swimming, sailing, hiking or lounging, with hearty portions of seafood and other local fare. Although guests agree that prices are high, they say that the hotel's ambiance – not to mention its spot-on service – would bring them back.
Hotel Le Toiny, with its 15 luxury villa suites, first opened in 1992 and underwent a multi-million renovation in 2015. Hotel Le Toiny is located in an area on the island that is still undeveloped, thus the landscape around the hotel is perfectly preserved with an abundance of lush natural vegetation. Le Toiny's 15 villa suites are comprised of 13 one-bedroom villa suites; one junior suite, and La Villa, a three-bedroom villa that includes a master suite and two bungalows. All accommodations offer breathtaking ocean views with a private heated pool. All villas have been updated to a chic color palette of sandy beige, bright white, warm brown and driftwood gray, reminiscent of St Barths' iconic beaches. Bleached wood-inspired floors, fine Belgian linens, textured accessories, and handmade furnishings finish the comfortable spaces. Hotel Le Toiny provides light and breezy interiors, which are stylish yet unfussy, maximum sea views, and the privacy and seclusion sought after in luxury hotel accommodations.
The renovations updated the property's 15 accommodations and pubic spaces to a clean coastal chic aesthetic. The 2015 renovation program included a complete refurbishment of all the public spaces, including the restaurant and reception with the addition of a cozy, chic library, open-air oyster shell bar, and a relaxing champagne seating area. The hotel's secluded beach has been refurbished and landscaped and features a coconut grove, tamarind field, and pineapple orchard, offering full beach service to hotel guests and non-guests alike, with a small bar and beach loungers in the shade of the paillottes. The beach is accessible by hotel shuttle. There's also been the addition of the Toiny Beach Club and guests of Hotel Le Toiny have access to the hotel's Serenity Spa Cottage and fitness center.
Ideally situated on the treasured island of St Barthelemy, Taïwana is located at the edge of the pristine beach of Flamands. This boutique hotel features amazing accommodations with astonishing ocean views. While it is within close proximity to Gustavia, the hotel is known as the most secluded retreat on St Barth. Guests can effortlessly escape to all that Taïwana and the island has to offer. This intimate "Boheme chic" property features spacious rooms and suites with stunning ocean views.
After 6 months of major renovation, completed in November 2013, the hotel now features 22 guest rooms and suites with one to four bedrooms. Each of the rooms and suites is different, some with private swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and sun decking terraces. Most of the accommodations offer breath-taking ocean views from their balconies, terraces, or private gardens. Some suites are directly on the beach. All offer a modern comfort in beige and blue soft colors and spacious, bright, and breezy interiors. Rooms include satellite televisions, air conditioning, i-Pod/i-Pad dock, safe, local calls, wireless Internet, in-room bar, a Nespresso machine, and room service is available 24 hours a day. Private airport transfer and continental breakfast is also available.
The restaurant, located in a secluded area along the beach front, offers exquisite and original cuisine, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with ocean view. Sunset time is a must while sipping the famous "Red Taïwana" in the design lounge or on the beach beds. A wide choice of massages and relaxing treatments are available in the comfort of your suite, and there is a fully equipped Technogym. A full-service hair salon and exclusive clothing boutique are also on-site.
Confort hotels and Villas in St Barth
Baie des Anges
The 10 airy white-on-white rooms overlook Flamands Bay. St. Bart’s is all about the people-watching, and there’s plenty of it here: the property shares its sands with the tony Hotel St.-Barth Isle de France. Do yourself a favor and try the Creole cod fritters or the grilled spiny lobster at La Langouste, the hotel’s casual restaurant, with one of the best-priced menus on the island.
French entrepreneur Jacques Laurent built the 14-room Hotel Carl Gustaf in 1991 after he had been vacationing with his family on St. Bart’s for years, which means that he knew the perfect spot for his idyllic island hideaway. Unlike most of the island’s top-tier properties, The Carl (as those in the know call it) isn’t right on the beach. Instead it occupies a spot on a steep hillside in the town of Gustavia, overlooking the main yacht-filled harbor. Each guest room has a private terrace with a plunge pool and panoramic ocean views, plus hand-carved beds and marble-tiled showers. The property has become known not just as a chic tropical retreat with a certain je ne sais quoi, but as one of the best places for sunset drinks on the entire isle. Try the signature cocktail: cognac, strawberry juice, and Champagne.
Situated directly on Lorient Beach, this relatively affordable hotel makes up for its modest design with a prime location on the water. Just yards from the crashing waves, the seven air-conditioned bungalows are decorated with white gingerbread trim, red iron roofs, and outdoor patios with barbecue grills. The blue-and-white interiors are basic but comfortable, with tiled floors, wooden furniture, seashell-patterned fabrics, and small kitchenettes. The Jojo supermarket is just down the street, and the bungalows are right across from La Petite Colombe, a popular French bakery serving almond croissants, chocolate éclairs, and fresh cappuccino.
It comes as no surprise that this French West Indies island, with its white-sand beaches, over-the-top villas, and celebrity devotees, should be home to one of the Caribbean’s most stylishly revamped hotels. Once owned by the late cabaret impresario Jean-Marie Rivière, La Banane was long known for its campy vibe (showgirls and drag queens provided nightly entertainment). Then, two years ago, dynamic new French owner Jean-Marc Israel and manager Benjamin Fabbri set about creating a Midcentury Modern–inspired hideaway. A two-tiered pool gives way to nine white bungalows with pastel-colored walls, custom-designed geometric tiles, and furniture made by Swiss-born architect Pierre Jeanneret for his cousin Le Corbusier. As if the design weren’t enough reason to stay, La Banane’s ace in the hole is the lively Chandi’ Bar, where crowds gather on Thursday evenings to dance to live flamenco music.
If you’re looking for a deal that doesn’t sacrifice style, check in to this eight-suite property. Inspired by the luxury liner Normandie, the look is old-world nautical chic: wood and metal furniture; portholed doors; leather lounge chairs in the bar. If Lorient Beach were not a two-minute walk away, you might never leave the confines of the wooden deck surrounding the pool.
Salines garden Cottages
The affordable hotel's five simple rooms, near the Anse de Grand Salines, are built around a small plunge pool and named after destinations around the globe (Waikiki, Cap Ferret), with décor to match.
Villa Au Soleil
The very model of a hedonistic St. Bart's retreat, this four-bedroom villa overlooking St. Jean Baie is over-the-top luxurious. The property is an Eden of tropical gardens with a fountain, a bi-level infinity pool, and a grand pavilion (known locally as an ajoupa) for gazing over all of it. Inside, the gleaming gourmet kitchen comes with an in-house chef; the common areas have vaulted ceilings and terracotta floors, and the bedrooms all have carved wood queen- or king-size beds. More sybaritic pleasuresâ¤”namely, the beach and swanky shopsâ¤”are just a five-minute drive away.
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