Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf St Barth, one of the Caribbean’s newest and most celebrated luxury resorts, is ready to kick off the Autumn 2021/2022 season on October 21st. The property will reopen its doors and welcome guests back after a two-month closure which is typical for various properties on the island. The hotel is launching a special Autumn Vibes offer including savings starting at 15% off the daily rate, a 45-minute personalized massage for up to two adults per room at Spa Diane Barrière, a convertible MINI Cooper during the stay to explore everything the island has to offer including museums, parks and natural swimming pools, daily breakfast at Le Fouquet’s, roundtrip airport transfers, access to the iconic Shellona beach with sunbeds and 24-hour access to the fitness center. Travelers can enjoy this seasonal offer from October 21st to December 14th, 2021, and a two-night minimum in a Junior Suite category is required. The starting rate is $1,570 per night.
Nestled on a hill above the port of Gustavia, the capital of St. Barth, a pristine natural paradise and the jewel of the Antilles, Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf overlooks one of the most spectacular bays in the Caribbean. The historic St. Barth property, which has been completely remodeled by Barrière, is equipped with dazzling decor and exceptional facilities. Le Carl Gustaf boasts just 21 bungalows and suites, and Villa Diane featuring five spacious bedrooms. These havens of tranquility each have their own private terrace with a view – an exquisite setting to share with your partner, family or friends, all of whom will appreciate the decor created by renowned interior designers Gilles & Boissier. The designers have managed to create a simple yet welcoming atmosphere which combines a tropical spirit and a hint of the French Riviera thanks to the use of precious woods and bright yet soothing fabrics - a timeless elegance with a modern feel.
Guests staying in Villa Diane will have access to a private butler, a highly experienced and attentive “majordomo” who makes it a point to ensure that the needs of visitors are met. The butler can offer a variety of services such as preparing an impromptu picnic on a quiet beach, booking a catamaran trip or organizing a relaxed trek across the island to discover its secret treasure - Petit Cul de Sac, a natural pool, pristine and as exquisite as a sapphire, dug out of the rock.
At the very heart of the hotel guests will find another example of French-style art de vivre, Le Fouquet’s Saint-Barth, which is very much in line with its original namesake – the famous and chic brasserie on the Champs Élysées. This Caribbean outpost and its menu benefit from the outstanding talents of a mentor emeritus – no other than Pierre Gagnaire, whose peers once awarded him the title of World’s Best Chef. This talented chef invites guests on a journey of discovery, a unique journey that leads gourmet enthusiasts across the world’s oceans. His macaroni with melanosporum truffles are infused with the scents of the Italian Riviera while his fricassée of lambi (conch) with ginger and a miso bouillon and tataki of red tuna with Koh Taen vegetables take guests on a culinary voyage to the Sea of Japan. Similarly, his carpaccio of wahoo, a fish that others refer to as the “black thazard” or the “black banana”, and the simply baked mahi-mahi, served on a bed of lime, are imbued with the flavors of the Caribbean.
Hôtel Barrière Carl Gustaf boasts a second gourmet venue, the Shellona, located alongside the sun-loungers and parasols on the hotel’s private beach on Shell Beach, an exquisite cove fringed with pink sand and lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Chef Yiannis Kioroglou has turned this waterfront eatery into an absolute must for every VIP passing through the island. Nobody can resist its party atmosphere, its idyllic setting and its colorful, eclectic cuisine that combines inspiration from both the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Le Carl Gustaf also provides its guests an experience of true wellbeing – a sensation that is immediately evident as visitors move through the doors of its temple of beauty and relaxation: the Diane Barrière Spa. Taking full advantage of the expertise of the Biologique Recherche brand, a leading name in the world of cosmetics, its team will soothe, re-energize and reinvigorate guests with its top-of-the-range treatments, ranging from multi-sensory stimulation and personalized holistic therapies to tailored massages.