Posted: 19 October 2018
St Barths’ glamour, sophistication and exclusivity has transformed this alluring destination into one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after spots. Although tragically devastated by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, the clean-up has been swift and luxury hotels on the chic French island have made an impressive recovery. The St Tropez of the Tropics is bouncing back - luxury boutiques are bustling, Gustavia’s harbour is filled with superyachts and restaurants have returned to serving their finest delicacies.
With luxury hotels reopen, beaches looking better than ever and the insider knowledge of our St Barths guide, there’s no need to delay in booking your luxury St Barths holiday…
The Best Beach Clubs in St Barths
Whilst staying in St Barths, you’ll quickly realise the island’s beachfronts are the place to be, filled with excitement and energy. A sophisticated setting, Nikki Beach Saint Barth is one of the island’s most famous playgrounds, featuring plush sun beds, chic drapery and the brand’s trademark teepees. Throughout the year, you can expect energetic evenings, complete with live music and DJs, as well as mouth-watering food and hand-crafted cocktails. Alternatively, Greek restaurant and beach club Shellona - located in Gustavia – boasts an equally vibrant atmosphere, whilst also serving up creative cuisine from Chef Yiannis Kioroglou, one of Greece’s most talented chefs.
The Best Restaurants in St Barths
From quaint, chic cafes to fabulous fine dining restaurants, there’s something to tempt every palate on the island of St Barths. Serving authentic Thai cuisine, Black Ginger is overseen by a team of three expert chefs, with a unique interior courtyard allowing guests to dine beneath St Barths’ starry skies, whilst for those who prefer the Mediterranean flavours of Italy, L’Isoletta presents mouth-watering pizzas, accompanied by fine Italian wines. For delectable dining with an atmosphere of laid-back luxury, head to La Bohemia – savour curated small plates and craft cocktails, or a beautiful brunch with a freshly-made fruit smoothie.
Where to Stay in St Barths
Many of St Barths’ luxury hotels have reopened with refreshed interiors and new, ultra-luxury, upgrades. The intimate Hôtel Le Toiny is back – now featuring eight new rooms, the world’s discerning travellers are returning to this Caribbean bolthole in search of exclusivity and privacy. We’ve also introduced a new St Barths’ beauty to our hand-picked portfolio. Villa Marie Saint Barth overlooks the impressive Flamands Beach and features the renowned François Plantation restaurant, serving exceptional French cuisine, as well as heirloom Caribbean recipes. If you’re looking for a home-away-from-home stay on the chic French isle, choose from a fabulous selection of luxury villas and spend quality time with friends and family in the ultimate exotic setting.
When to Visit St Barths
St Barths boasts year-round high temperatures, with the island basking in non-stop sunshine most days. Hurricanes and tropical storms can occur between July and November, so if you’re looking for settled, sunshine-filled days, you’re most likely to find these from December to June. Of course, there’s more to determine when to visit St Barths than its glorious weather. During the month of November, the island hosts its celebrated St Barth Gourmet Festival – featuring fabulous tasting menus and high-temperature cook offs – whilst February welcomes Mardi Gras and the St Barths Carnival, with colourful costume parades, live music and spectacular sunset parties.
To book your luxury holiday to St Barths, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists.