Take a look at the best boutique hotels in St. Barts.
Christopher St Barth was impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and plans to reopen in late 2018 following repairs. We will update our review as soon as we have more information. The 42-room, luxury Christopher St Barth’s balances an urban chic ethos with contemporary French design and tropical island vibes. Large rooms offer rustic charms like peaked wooden ceilings alongside accents like minimalist four-poster beds and glazed concrete floors. The lush grounds house a Sisley Spa, a pricey ocean-front restaurant, and the ultimate hotel pool -- an elegant infinity number overlooking the ocean that's large enough to make up for the lack of an on-site beach. Families with kids might want to compare prices with Eden Rock, where they’ll find beach-related activities and a cozier room design.
The boutique, family-owned Hotel Le Village offers a quaint slice of European life in the heart of the tropics. Its central location near the island's downtown shops and restaurants, as well as simple, stylish rooms with spacious outdoor kitchens or kitchenettes, makes this hotel as convenient as it is charming. The lack of an on-site restaurant or beach is remedied by the hotel’s proximity to both; though climbing the steep hill back and forth could become tiresome for some. Eden Rock St Barth’s is nearby and has an on-site beach and restaurant, and offers a slightly more luxurious experience overall.
This hotel was impacted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in September 2017 and is currently set to reopen in November 2018. We will update our review as soon as we have more information. If you ever wondered where the stars might go for R&R, look no further than the minimalist Le Sereno, a chic five-pearl boutique hotel reserved for travelers seeking all-around luxury. The simple, elegant interiors by famed designer Christian Liaigre are matched by top-notch amenities and lovely views of the ocean, and the option of in-room (or oceanfront) spa treatments as well as 24-hour room service makes for a truly pampering experience. The hotel’s restaurant, while tasty, is quite pricey -- even for fancy St. Barth's -- and the semi-private beach is not as pretty or wide as the island’s numerous other strips of sand. The hotel is best for couples who don’t mind paying a little extra and renting a car to reach the secluded romance of this hillside hotel.
After being significantly damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, Hotel Le Toiny reopened on October 15, 2018. We will update our photos and review as soon as we can. Undoubtedly one of the most prestigious hotels in St. Barts, this exclusive 14-villa luxury resort with a Parisian flair sits amid 42 lush acres of natural hills and beachfront. The private villas are spacious and airy, each with its own infinity-edge pool. And the views here are jaw-dropping. The French restaurant is one of the island’s most renowned, one of the many reasons celebrities come here to relax. Rates are nothing to sneeze at, but you'll definitely receive the all-star treatment that should come with such a hefty price tag.
This retro-chic boutique villa located just a skip away from Lorient Bay makes up for a lack of amenities with a hipper-than-thou vibe. It's a Parisian escape on St. Barts, with rooms inspired by 1950s Paris -- white and pastel blues and tile, open bathrooms, art books, wall murals, and vintage minimalist furnishings. The nine freestanding bungalows all have indoor/outdoor showers and private terraces, and two small pools are surrounded by palm trees and white lounge chairs. This place is tres chic -- not to mention sexy. It was previously a nightlife hotspot before transitioning into a villa rental in late 2015. Since the entire property must be rented, it's best suited to groups or families; couples seeking serious privacy with cash to spend will also likely be happy here. As of 2017, La Banane is no longer operating as a hotel.
This luxury hotel embodies the tony French Riviera style of St. Barts with mind-blowing ocean views, first-class service, and a level of exclusivity that comes from having just 14 rooms in total. This place doesn't come cheap -- but each suite and villa comes with its own private pool or plunge pool and private terrace (many overlooking the ocean). A spectacular restaurant and an enchanting spa round out the luxury -- and it's all within walking distance of Gustavia’s best shops, restaurants and cafes. The one drawback to some may be that the hotel is not located on the beach (it's a five-minute walk away).