The history of the island and of the West Indies in general is reflected in the architecture of the hotel, which is inspired by British colonialism, mixed with ethnic influences from the Caribbean Indians. Not forgetting, of course, the inimitable French art of living, which finds room to express itself at Villa Marie. This mix of styles is ultimately a reflection of Saint Barth: cosmopolitan, relaxed and refined. And Villa Marie is its jewel.
An ode to travel
In a bohemian and chic atmosphere, the rooms and suites are as you would expect: soft, sometimes acidic colours, inspired by the colour palette of the majestic setting. In the decoration, we find all the know-how and taste of Jocelyne Sibuet, who, as usual, has managed to find pieces that enhance the atmosphere. Shell chandeliers, four-poster beds, headboards with shimmering fabrics, pineapple pedestals, brown rattan desks and bamboo furniture made to measure by small craftsmen, or even shell trophies and jewellery boxes, Syrian-style mother-of-pearl chests of drawers and other small chic and tropical treasures found around the world... Each object inspires a story, and each room is an ode to travel, physical or internal... This ethnic and tropical spirit is inspired by the Gypset style, a contraction of "gypsy" and "jet-set": bohemian chic.
And because the grandiose setting of Saint-Barth is an important part of the hotel's magic, the suites have large terraces overlooking the ocean and the Baie des Flamands. Some of them are intimate and have their own private swimming pool and gardens... A privilege that we never tire of!
Full of activities
At Villa Marie, days come and go. After a hearty breakfast on the terrace of your suite, with a view of the ocean, you can choose between numerous ideas for outings and activities. Fancy some sport? There is no shortage of diving and paddle spots, such as in Grand Cul de Sac or on Colombier beach. Want to enjoy the sun and your friends? Head to Saint Jean or Shell Beach, to share a grilled langoustine or a chilled cocktail at Gypsea Beach.
Francois Plantation, the institution
The history of the Villa Marie restaurant began long before it was taken over by Maisons et Hôtels Sibuet. François Plantation, as it is called, is a restaurant that all islanders know. It was therefore necessary to revive a legendary restaurant... And it is now done. The restaurant's cuisine explores the great classics of French gastronomy and revisits West Indian dishes. For lunch, by the pool, comfortably installed in an alcove in the garden, you can enjoy a lobster club sandwich or a basket of vegetables to share with friends or as a couple.
Menu in hand, in the evening, we hesitate between the home-made foie gras and the red tuna roasted with sweet spices, the lobsters flambéed with old rum, but also the bouillabaisse reinterpreted by the chef with fish from the Caribbean Sea... Our Chef's cuisine is elegant and sophisticated, generous in flavours and aromas... A successful blend!
After dinner, the evening continues in the hotel bar, where the menu of old rums and cognacs will make even the most demanding lovers of refined digestives drool.
Wellness in the tropics
The art of living, which combines "good food" with "good company", would not be complete without "well-being". The Spa Pure Altitude, a reference for spas in the mountains and in Provence, offers its treatments and rituals in Saint-Barth. In an atmosphere of seashells, you can let go with the Pur Coconut Ritual, and moisturise with the Jasmine after-sun repair treatment... Local plants are given pride of place for the well-being of everyone.