Everything may shine under the Caribbean sun, but Villa Marie Saint-Barth is sizzling. The romantic vacation retreat laid out amid acres of gardens in the hills of Colombier on the island of Saint-Barth has been named one of the best new properties of 2016 on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List 2017”.
Highly anticipated by globe-trotting consumers and travel industry professionals alike, Condé Nast Traveler’s annual “Hot List” is compiled by editors and reporters who have combed the globe in search of new properties that stand out as the finest examples of hospitality and where travelers are headed next. The 21st edition of the “Hot List” appears in the May 2017 issue, as well as online at CNTraveler.com.
Opened in October 2016, Villa Marie Saint-Barth is the first Caribbean address of Maisons et Hotels Sibuet, the Megève, France-based luxury boutique hotel brand of the Sibuet family. Like its 11 sister properties on the far side of the Atlantic, the boutique hotel’s look and feel is one of authenticity, intimacy and comfort, with distinctive Gypset design, subtle French-inspired charms and luxury amenities arrayed by Jocelyne Sibuet, who has made her reputation as an arbiter of French country home décor.
Set on a hilltop overlooking Flamands Beach, Villa Marie Saint-Barth offers 21 individually decorated bungalows and villas, all with sea views and some with private pools. François Plantation, named for a popular local dining spot that once occupied the space, serves imaginative dishes by Executive Chef Emmanuel Motte, such as Duck foie gras with chutney and brioche; Lobster and grilled vegetables; Colorado lamb with rosemary and Taggiasches olives; and Caribbean chocolate sabayon with pabana sorbet. The Rum Bar is a comfortable space with a distinctive dark wood bar, leather cushioned armchairs, the region’s finest rums, signature cocktails and small bites, plus exceptional Cuban cigars – from Appleton to Zacapa – stored in an onsite humidor. Experience serenity at Pure Altitude Spa, offering pure relaxation through a pair of treatment rooms with creative therapies such as a full-body Shell Massage, indulgent Coco Rubs, and Tropical Energy Ritual.
Room rates start at €350 for a bungalow and €1,800 for a villa. For more information or to make reservations at Villa Marie Saint-Barth, please visit saint-barth.villamarie.fr or contact +33 (0)4 57 74 74 74
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