Top Luxury Hotels and Resorts in St. Barths

St. Barths is renowned as a tropical playground for the rich and famous, so it follows that this small island would be home to a disproportionate number of luxurious resorts; in fact, it's much easier to find a five-star hotel on St. Barths than a budget or moderate property. St. Barths also is known for its private villas, and many of its best hotels follow this model by combining the villa experience with hotel amenities, including some of the Caribbean's best restaurants.
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    The Eden Rock Hotel

    Aerial view of Eden Rock, St. Barths, French West Indies
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    The Eden Rock has a unique location, built primarily on a rocky prominence thrust into the sea at St. Jean Beach and braced by twin crescents of sandy beach and facing a coral reef. The Relais & Chateaux hotel began life as a private home where guests included Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes, and despite expansion retains its sense of intimacy and exclusiveness.

    Combining simplistic, clean luxury with excellent technology and accommodations, Eden Rock leaves visitors wanting for nothing on their elite Caribbean getaway. 

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    Le Toiny

    St. Barths is known for its luxury villas catering to privacy-conscious celebrities, and Le Toiny is about the closest you can get to that experience while still enjoying the amenities of a five-star boutique hotel. The cliffside location of this 38-acre hotel is spectacular, and the views are a constant companion whether you are dining at this Relais & Chateaux resort's fine restaurant or lounging beside the pool in your private villa.

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    Le Guanahani

    ••• Guest bungalow at the Hotel Guanahani and Spa, St. Barths. © Hotel Guanahani and Spa

    This small, upscale and very French hotel in St. Barths sits on a slip of land between a lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, with brightly colored cottages, an outstanding spa, tennis and personalized service.

    Rated five-star and including two beaches and two restaurants, Hotel Guanahani is a unique resort experience with much to offer. 

    In 2016, Guanahani celebrates its 30-year anniversary with the culmination of a 4-year, $40 million renovation and enhancement project. 

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    Hotel Isle de France

    ••• Hotel Isle de France lobby. © Hotel Isle de France

    Known as a celebrity hideaway, the Hotel Isle de France on St. Barths offers intimate accommodations, fine dining and a popular weekly fashion show on one of the island's best beaches.

    Lodging options include rooms and bungalows, as well as suites, villas, and luxury suites. Upon arrival, guests will also be able to speak with expert concierges to create their itinerary for their stay, making sure to get the most of their luxury Caribbean experience. 

     

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    Hotel Le Serano, St. Barths
    ••• Hotel Le Serano, St. Barths. Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor

     Family-owned and operated, Hotel Le Serano is a small, private beachfront resort featuring 36 suites and 3 four-bedroom villas. Inspired by French designer Christian Liaigre, Le Serano is a luxury property with an on-site high-end restaurant and spa, all nestled on 600 feet of shoreline and contained in an intimate environment of sophistication and class.  

    Almost every room has an oceanfront view, and all rooms include Wifi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, and an iPod docking station. 

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