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
My wife and I recently returned from a very relaxing 8 day stay at Le Barthélemy hotel. Upon arrival Simon made the horrible flight and three hour wait for luggage all better by upgrading our room to am ocean side unit. The room walked right out to the pool but provided us privacy on the deck to enjoy ourselves. The room was spacious very clean and the shower...oh the shower...loved it so much we purchased the same one. The only thing I would say is the room needs a full length mirror on a wall as the bathroom and closet one were not easy to see/share.
The breakfast was great every morning along with poolside bar. We had a rental car (highly good to have one if you like to explore) so we did not partake in any dinner at the hotel. We definitely would like to return add to say was very enjoyable and extremely relaxing and the staff was overly attentive any requests that we had. One last thing to note is you have to enjoy the kookaburra juice in the mini fridge especially the pineapple. We even went as far as to contact them direct to see if we could have it shipped to the US, unfortunately they do not ship so this gives us even more reason to go back again and stay at le Barthélemy hotel
Spectacular hotel. Great location, beach is great for swimming and watersports. Recommend taking a cruise and a jet ski ride. Large rooms and impeccable cleanliness. Great food although menus are small so after a while you kind of have tried everything (we stayed 6 days). Concierge service is also very helpful.
We had a lovely 6 day stay at Le Barthelemy. The hotel’s architecture is modern and slightly minimalistic. The beach front villa (while expensive) was exceptional. Every morning I could wake up in the sea (lagoon). The villa had an upstairs and downstairs, with his and hers bathrooms. Hermes amenities. Ample wardrobe space and two TV’s. The service from the frontdesk was exceptional while the lunches with your feet in the sand memorable.