Villa Marie Saint-Barth
What We Love
- A luxury bungalow at a brand-new hillside retreat in the French Caribbean, with breakfastDining on grilled fish at the restaurant, then lazily puffing on a Cuban cigar from the humidor
- Holing up in your intimate, individually decorated bungalow or villa, with a veranda
- Taking in the high-end, bohemian-inspired design, a hallmark of Sibuet properties
- Melting in the hands of a skilled masseuse, at the floral-scented day spa
What To Know
- Some bungalows look out over the Bay of Flamands while others are within view of the garden
- Master Villas have private pools
- Chef Emmanuel Motte whips up French and Mediterranean specialities at onsite François Plantatio
A celebrity-worthy stay in your own luxurious bungalow on the Caribbean's most exclusive island
It’s hard to imagine a chicer destination than balmy St. Barth’s, the most exclusive island in the French Caribbean. Long known for drawing supermodels, rock stars and movie stars to its 20 miles of coastline, the sought-after spot is a paradise of beaches, gardens and gorgeous luxury hotels – like the all-new Villa Marie Saint-Barth, a Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017 hideaway. The latest venture of the renowned Sibuet family (also known for Provence’s La Bastide de Marie, Lyon’s Cour de Loges and Villa Marie’s sister property of Villa Marie Saint-Tropez) blends bohemian, colonial, European and West Indian styles to beautiful effect, making for a heavenly tropical hideaway in the hills above Colombier’s sunny seashore.
Expect furnishings of rattan and pearl, perhaps topped with pineapple-print pillows; colorful handcrafted statement pieces from around the world and potted palms on the covered porch to complement the ones growing wild by the pool. Your tastebuds will be as enchanted as your eyes, once you sample the roasted bluefin tuna at the restaurant and the punch at the rum-and-cigar bar. Also get your sense of touch on this experience for all the senses, at a spa as soothing as the hotel is stunning, where therapies incorporate oils of jasmine and Himalayan rose. Or, between the soft sheets of your villa and bungalow’s plush bed, where you’ll drift off into dreamland – if you can be convinced that this isn’t a dream already.
Canopies drift in the island breeze, rattan pendant lights hang from delicate chains, or painted birds take flight on the walls of your accommodation – each one is individually decorated, as well as independently located relative to the 17 other accommodations, so its design will be completely unique. All share a warm colonial-meets-Caribbean palette, a relaxed bohemian atmosphere, hotel-exclusive bath amenities, a luxurious king-sized bed and the presence of a spacious veranda.Plantation bungalows measure in at 484 square feet and overlook the garden and pool. Caribbean bungalows are even more spacious, at 527 square feet, and offer views of Flamands Bay. The Tropics bungalows are the same size as the Caribbean accommodations, but they provide breathtaking panoramic sea views. Prestige Caribbean bungalows are the largest of the bunch, at a capacious 581 square feet, which comprises a separate bedroom and living area. Views are of the sparkling Caribbean.
Villa Marie’s culinary program is an homage to the hotel’s former life as a boutique escape with an iconic dining room; the Sibuet family has taken pains to ensure that François Plantation restaurant continues its tradition of excellence. Among the mahogany woods and splashes of yellow, you’ll enjoy the freshest grilled or roasted, or perhaps spiced or flambéed, seafood and other French and Caribbean delights: vegetable confit with goat cheese, a Marseillaise bouillabaisse, coconut cream. Relocate to the rum bar and fumoir for an after-hours mojito and Cuban from the humidor.
Pure Altitude Spa is a world-class wellness retreat, an oasis within an oasis. To a backdrop of turquoise waters, its two treatment rooms invite you to receive a botanical-essence therapy, incorporating advanced skincare amenities. After your service of choice, relax with a lunch by the next-door pool.
St. Barth’s has long been the choice escape of music, film and fashion royalty, thanks to its 20 miles of pristine beaches, acres of tropical flora and impossibly stylish French-Caribbean atmosphere. At this Colombier base, you’ll directly overlook one of the seashores – specifically, Flamands Beach – and be flanked by hills of greenery, some of it spilling onto the property, in the form of lush gardens. Settle into the laid-back pace of island living, or head out for a shopping day at capital-city Gustavia’s designer boutiques. After a day of sunbathing and cash splashing, hit up Nikki Beach for celebrity-approved dancing and drinking on the sand.
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Only positive things to write about this great little place.
The hotel and the rooms are gorgeous.
Our room overlooked the sea and the mountains...stunning view.
Spacious room and bathroom and nice outside terrace.
We loved the breakfast near the pool.
Service very attentive and all food tasted delicious.
Fantastic french pastries and fresh bread.
Great place to relax.
A lot of greenery and nature in the gardens.
All employees were very friendly and service everywhere is perfect!
We can’t leave St. Barth without saying how much we enjoyed our stay at the Villa Marie Saint-Barth. We were greeted with smiling faces and flawless service throughout our stay and the design and decor is the epitome of chic! Our family enjoyed a delicious breakfast each day by the pool. Lunch and dinner at Francois Plantation were both excellent as well. Loved the beautiful bar and the house rose too! We were greeted promptly at the airport upon arrival and brought to the hotel where our rental car was waiting for us. No standing in line at a rental car desk! For my husband it was the ultimate convenience! We definitely plan on returning to Villa Marie!
Loved this beautifully designed boutique hotel, first impressions are that you are staying in a tropical plantation house. We were picked up at the airport by Raphael who could not be nicer then greeted at hotel by Florence and later by the general manager Nicolas, they were all so warm and welcoming. We chose the tropical bungalow for the outdoor shower and stayed in the one called Bleu Lagoon which had the most incredible views, only know the 92 stairs it takes to get to it but you could always call for a ride up/own to the main house. The decor was gorgeous and the rain shower amazing so well worth the climb. Service was exceptional from everyone we encountered from the wonderful breakfast staff by the pool to the bar and restaurant. We ate dinner our first night and it was one of the best meals we had. I can’t say enough about the luxurious eye to detail, we fell in love with the tableware all hand made in France by jarceramistes which I now want to buy for my own home. I could go on but suffice to say that I highly recommend a stay here high in the hills of Colombier, romantic and wonderful. We plan to return.