After 10 days resort hopping between the best hotels and resorts on the island, I can say with complete certainty that I can recommend where to stay in St Barths if only the best will do. I visited the highly renowned island as a guest of Ultimate Jet Vacations to highlight the crème de la crème of luxury accommodations on offer her in Saint Barthélemy.
So you’re wondering where to stay in St Barths? Here’s my top picks on the island and why you will love them:
Hotel St Barth Isle de France
Best For: An intimate hotel with a small team of highly dedicated staff, excellent service, the most fashionable hotel on the island.
The Isle de France is one of the island’s most opulent hotels. The hotel is indeed so decadent that it feels you are walking in a living painting. The rooms are equally impressive, spacious, and completely decked head to toe in white furnishings.
Hotel Guanahani & Spa
Best For: Families, honeymooners wanting a large beach at their fingertips, Mingling with other guests to the island
The Hotel Guanahani is the island’s largest resort, so it is perfect for families and larger groups or those who wish to mingle and meet other guests. For something a little extra special, be sure to book a private pool villa and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Best For: 20s-30s-40s and the young at heart – this is the place to ‘see and be seen’
Chances are you heard about Eden Rock before you heard about St Barthelemy – it really is the island’s most talked about hotel. Yes, many celebrities have stayed here… but there’s much more to the hotel than it’s rockstar reputation. This is the island’s most conveniently located hotel – just a stones throw away from the airport and right beside St Barth’s most popular beach; Nikki beach.
Best For: Best pool, contemporary design, best spa views
The Christopher is a great choice for travellers who enjoy a modern and contemporary design with simple but refined furnishings. Here you will find arguably the best hotel pool on the island, as well as a renowned spa that locals say is their favourite!
Best For: Honeymooners, Privacy, Private pools, Lots of freebies
This is a clear stand-out property on the island. With only 15 private pool villas, this is the most intimate and private hotel in St Barthelemy and the perfect choice for honeymooners and couples looking to escape reality and enjoy their private vacation away from the crowds.
Best For: Active travellers, modern and contemporary design, low-key relaxation
This is one of the island’s more understated hotels, ensuring a comfortable island getaway. Be sure to try the watersports on offer – they’re all inclusive!
World of Wanderlust visited St Barths as a guest of Ultimate Jet Vacations – the leading travel agents in the Caribbean and beyond!