Situated on the island of St Barthelemy,Le Toiny St Barthelemy is a honeymooner’s paradise. It is without doubt this hotel has set itself apart from other properties on the island for offering guests a much more private and intimate affair. If you’re coming to St Barths for your honeymoon or to escape the crowds and enjoy the equilibrium between a luxury hotel and luxury villa, Le Toiny is the place for you.
Le Toiny St Barthelemy Review
With so much choice by way of luxury accommodations on the tropical paradise island that is St Barthelemy, it takes something extra special to stand out as a cut above the rest. But for Le Toiny, this has been achieved with ease. The private luxury pool villas at Le Toiny offer something you won’t find elsewhere on the island – a unique blend between being a hotel on the one hand, with the privacy and exclusivity of a private pool villa on the other. Indeed, this is the premier location for honeymooners in St Barthelemy.
The Le Toiny experience
I checked in to the hotel on a Sunday afternoon when the Le Toiny brunch (renowned on the island) was in full swing. While I waited for my room to be ready for check-in, I decided to indulge in the brunch festivities – a smorger’s board of choice including fresh seafood, salads, warm hearty dishes and an elaborate display of sweet treats. If you don’t intend on staying at Le Toiny, you should at least visit the restaurant for Sunday Brunch – which has quickly become an institution on the island.
Shortly thereafter I checked in to my private pool villa – more on that later.
Throughout my stay I also made time to visit the hotel Spa to enjoy one of the latest additions to the menu – the 60 minute blossom treatment. This treatment was a harmonious blend of breathing techniques, a soft massage, and the use of blossom to ensure a tranquil experience – true bliss!
My visit to Le Toiny also wouldn’t have been complete without dining at the Le Gaic, the hotel restaurant that has earned a name for itself as one of the island’s premier dining destinations. The meal itself was impeccable and I can certainly see why travellers come from around the globe to try some of these signature French dishes! But it was the hazelnut brownie dessert with coconut ice cream that truly stole my heart – be sure not to miss it!
While Le Toiny isn’t located right on the beach (instead it is on a hill front with sweeping ocean views), the beach isn’t even a ten minute walk away. There is also a nice walking track around the peak should you wish to get outdoors and be active.
The Private Pool Villa
For most guests at Le Toiny, it’s hard to ever want to leave the room! The 15 private pool villas at Le Toiny offer so much more than a hotel, which makes them stand out from other resorts on the island.
The room itself was incredibly generously sized, resembling more of a private home than a luxury hotel suite. But even more impressive was the complete privacy offered inside each villa. From my outdoor area I felt a world away from reality, let alone any other guests at the property.
As a guest at Le Toiny, you can also enjoy a range of extras that are included with your room – highlights include a complimentary breakfast enjoyed on your private terrace, all inclusive movies, music and premium tv channels, wi-fi, and round-trip transfers to and from the hotel.
Book this hotel if…
This is the premier choice in St Barthelemy for honeymooners and travellers preferring to experience a private oasis. While the property is not beachfront, each of the 15 luxury five-star villas has a private pool to enjoy at leisure and with so many added extras (compliments of the hotel), there really isn’t a better option for an intimate stay in St Barthelemy.
Private Pool Villas from $1200 per night during the summer season.