Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France
As sleek and stylish as any luxury Caribbean resort could be, Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France would not be out of place on a glamorous Hollywood film set. St. Barths has long been known as one of the most exclusive Caribbean islands, and with this in mind; the Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France resort feels right at home.
To say that this boutique property is chic, impossibly stylish and cool is somewhat of an understatement, and you’ll find all manner of well-heeled guests here to back that up. Beginning with the decor and interior design, every drape, soft white linen, pale wall and carefully placed indoor plant has the immediate impact and effect of creating a soothing, calm space which matches Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France’s idyllic setting seamlessly. This is no small task, given that the hotel sits on the bay of Baie des Flamands on the north-west coast, widely considered to be one of the best beaches on St. Barth island, thanks to its powdery sands and surrounding tree-lined hills.
There is, however, more to Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France than simply style, carefully folded beach towels and irresistibly refreshing cocktails on the terrace, as during your stay here you’ll be treated to a Caribbean hotel which not only looks great but is packed with onsite facilities and services too. So, ask your concierge for advice if seeking something special, as everything from private gourmet picnics to yacht hire, personal yoga classes, archery lessons, tennis, scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as all manner of adrenaline-packed watersports can be easily arranged. Then, befitting such a sanctuary, the Cheval Blanc Spa serves up some outright indulgence. Whether you’re tempted by an outdoor aromatherapy massage surrounded by lush trees or enjoying a well-earned beauty treatment indoors, it’s all here and will ensure that any time spent relaxing on a lounger beside either one of the hotel’s two swimming pools, is even more appealing.
When it comes to the beachfront guestrooms, villas, suites and bungalows at Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France, the story continues. The hillside bungalows, for example, come complete with their own plunge pool, sun deck and loungers to accompany an unforgettable Ocean view, while inside the theme of bright white, contemporary furnishings and an excellent use of space works wonderfully well. The suites are also a delight with their large lounge areas and private infinity pools, standalone bathtubs and furnished terraces, though in truth the five-star standard, immaculate decor and plentiful mod-cons exist in every single room category. It is true that there really is no such thing as a compromise at St. Barth Isle de France, exactly as you’d expect from the prestigious Cheval Blanc Group who run the resort.
It is then impossible to talk about Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France without thinking of the mouth-watering French cuisine which this luxurious Caribbean hotel is renowned for. The property prides itself on a fine dining fusion of flavours, where Caribbean ingredients meet world-class, French classics and cutting-edge techniques. The culinary mastery on show can be seen across each restaurant’s divine menu, from the laidback beachfront La Cabane De L’isle to the slightly more formal La Case, or even when tucking into your delicately prepared private picnic basket. The exceptional standard and presentation of each and every plate of unforgettable food you will enjoy during your stay, is testament to the attention to detail paid throughout Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France; a real Caribbean favourite.
Cheval Blanc St. Barth Isle de France Facilities
40 Guestrooms, Suites and Villas including two-bedroomed Beach Suites with a Jacuzzi, the romantic Hillside Villa & Bungalows, and two-bedroom Fisherman's Cottage. Four Luxury one-bedroom Beach Suites have a private infinity pool right on the beach and the three-bedroom Flamands Villas offer exclusivity, privacy and pure luxury, also directly on the beach and with their own plunge pool too.
Anse des Flamasnds Beach, 5 minutes transfer from St. Jean Airport and 5 minutes from Gustavis Harbour.