Hotel Le Toiny
What We Love
- Romantic and boutique hotel
- The famous Sunday Brunch du Toiny — a drool-worthy feast, and an island institution
- Great waterside location
What To Know
- Though not a traditional beach hotel, the wild southeast corner of St. Barts offers challenging surf
- Kids are welcome, but the hushed ambience is better suited to couples
- The cliff setting and matrix of stairways aren’t ideal for guests with limited mobility
Romantic boutique sleep with haute French fare on the surf-battered southeastern coast of St. Barts
Classic tropical hideaway. Miles from sceney Gustavia, Hotel Le Toiny is a couples-friendly spot for romance, refuge and relaxation. With traditional French Caribbean style in mahogany, teak and tulle, Le Toiny has the feel of an old colonial plantation house. Poised on a remote cliff overlooking the blustery Bay of Toiny, there are just 15 bungalows with private gated entrances and heated pools.
Bed and Bath
More private residences than suites, each of the 15 villas has vaulted ceilings, hardwood plank floors and French colonial teak furnishings. The grand four-poster mahogany beds are kingsize studies in bliss — all butter-soft Egyptian cotton in bright white. Mod cons include WiFi, 40-inch satellite plasma televisions, iPod stations and kitchenettes with fully stocked Nespresso machines.
The only chef in the Caribbean with the same Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef status as the likes of Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, Le Toiny’s Stéphane Mazières is at the helm of the dramatic cliffside restaurant, Le Gaïac. Don’t miss the signature pasta dish, which is prepared tableside in a wheel of parmigiano reggiano and tossed with black truffles. For further indulgence, head to the Serenity Spa Cottage for treatments that use island-made Ligne St. Barts products and panoramic sea views.
How to Get There
We just returned from a stay at this amazing place in paradise and cannot say enough to recommend it. Le Toiny is truly a piece of paradise. The villas offer the utmost privacy and the private pools offer a relaxing, peaceful place to unwind after a hike, or just a place to spend most of the day. The dilemma at Le Toiny, is that there is also an amazing beach club serving delicious lunch in an idyllic setting. For dinner, the restaurant at the hotel serves some of the most delicious food we had on the island and does so with relaxed sophistication. No detail is overlooked at this hotel. We would leave for breakfast and by the time we returned to our villa it had been cleaned. The staff is always available with helpful information about activities and places to eat or see, and by the end of the week we truly felt that we had gotten to know them. The Relais and Chateau designation is well deserved, and we are already planning our return visit for next year.
My wife and I spent three nights in the signature suite at Hotel Le Toiny for our honeymoon. From beginning to end, we were treated and felt like absolute royalty. The accommodations are were breathtaking, the staff was friendly, helpful, and extremely responsive. An attention to detail and a true customer-first attitude made hotel le Toiny a place we will want to revisit for our anniversaries to come!
I visited the hotel in February, in my role as a researcher for LTI - Luxury Travel Intelligence. I had previously stayed there in 2014 and since then there has been a major and impressive refurbishment, plus several notable enhancements. Accommodations are superb, service excellent and the food! Even if you don't stay here this is a must do in terms of dining. We cover everything in great detail in our St Barths Report, if you are a member of LTI.