Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Dining on classic French dishes—with an island twist—by award-winning chef Guy Martin
- La Mer treatments at the spa
- Looking out at an azure bay from the infinity-edge pool
- Beach-hopping around St. Barts
What To Know
- There’s a 10-night minimum booking requirement over the Christmas holidays
- Free WiFi
- Complimentary roundtrip transfers from Saint Barthélemy Airport
Chic island haven surrounded by turquoise waters with a spa, two pools, and first-rate restaurants
From the sea, Le Barthélemy looks like a row of pretty beach cottages surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants. The first newly built hotel on St. Barts in 20 years, everything at this property is an ode to Caribbean style at its best. Interiors are by internationally known French designer Sybille de Margerie, who created airy, sun-drenched spaces that reflect the island’s own sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vegetation. Each of the 46 spacious rooms feature chartreuse and turquoise accent pillows and throws set against off-white upholstery and flaxen timber, as well as massive walk-in-showers stocked with Hermès toiletries and invisible drop-down screens that transform outdoor terraces into private nooks. Most have heated plunge pools and ocean views. Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin oversees the cuisine: head to Le Barth for light daytime fare or the all-day Le Bar for fruit-forward cocktails. Otherwise, poolside Le Turquoise is the place to go for fresh juices (or more cocktails). There’s also Le Spa and Le Fitness; as the names suggest, this is where you go for rejuvenation and beautification—though the beach right outside might also do the trick.
In the Area
St. Barts is one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive islands, known for its jet-setting clientele and distinctly French sensibility. But there’s also an understated side to this fair-weather destination, and certainly everyone can enjoy the extraordinarily beautiful beaches that line the island. Grande Saline beach, in the south, is considered one of the best in the world and is also great for people-watching. Nearby is Le Grain de Sel, a casual restaurant set against a giant boulder that serves tasty Creole cuisine. The hotel is on Grand Cul-de-Sac, part of a nature reserve on the northeastern side that’s also home to the highly rated restaurant at Le Sereno resort. Not far, buzzy L’Esprit Saline serves a daily changing menu of fusion dishes by chef Jean-Claude Dufour. In the west, you’ll find gingerbread cottages housing elegant boutiques and restaurants in the picturesque capital of Gustavia, set along a yacht-ﬁlled harbor. Maya’s, which turns out a seasonal menu of fresh produce and fish, has been a favorite among regulars for three decades.
How to Get There
I was fortunate enough to attend the first Yoga Retreat organized at the hotel Le Barthelemy with Body & Soul St Barth. I just can't say enough wonderful things about the experience!!!
The hotel really is beautiful - its like an oasis within an oasis and our week there was fantastic. Everything was thought of from start to finish. I especially appreciated the little details and special touches - from the welcome gifts to the specially developed menu to themes to each day and the whole week.
The staff was excellent and so very warm and welcoming. Everyone took amazing care of us and checked in at every opportunity to see how we were all doing during the retreat.
The rooms were fantastic - LARGE, comfortable, impeccably decorated - just perfect.
The resort is gorgeous. The pool is refreshing and lovely. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was great. The atmosphere of the whole place was just super relaxing and calming and added to the whole experience of the week. The spa was one of my favorite parts of the week - the massages were incredible - I left feeling like a whole new person thanks to all that body work and yoga! I slept well, I ate well, I spend time amongst wonderful people. Thank you thank you thank you! I sincerely hope there will be many more Yoga Retreats to come. I'll be the first to sign up! Namaste.
We had an outstanding stay here. Nice oversize rooms with a nice porch, and 2 lounge chairs. Pool and beach were great. High quality lounge chairs, rocking chairs, beach towels, ect. Food was delish. It was summer so they were not that busy, but the staff was very friendly, took care of all of our requests, made excellent drinks, and had departure info and rides all set up ahead of time. It's a small enough hotel that by the end of 4-5 days, you actually kinda know the staff by name. Top notch hotel but of course you are paying for that in St Barths, but they deliver.
Turtles in the bay are another added bonus.
Don't miss the Poke bowl for lunch and the french scrambled eggs for breakfast.
This was one of the nicest and most beautiful hotels we’ve ever stayed in (and we’ve stayed in a bunch of high end hotels around the world). The grounds were exceptional and the room was to die for. Lunch was very good, although we ate dinner outside of the hotel on our one night stay. We were greeted with a note and a drink upon check-in given we were staying over one night of our 10th anniversary.