Saint-Barth has style
Saint Barth is one of the most clean, beautiful, glamorous, sophisticated, and luxurious islands I have ever experienced. It is similar to the South of France, except more chill and laid-back. The island has everything you could ever desire – yachts, adventurous activities, beautiful beaches, designer shopping, fine dining, luxury hotels, and top notch spas. Additionally, the wonderful people of the island are truly sincere, well-mannered, happy, and overall good vibes – so refreshing! Saint-Barth is a French-speaking Caribbean island as it is a French province. If you don’t speak French, Saint-Barth will have you downloading Duo Lingo before you’ve left the island because you will definitely plan on returning.
The charm of Villa Marie Saint-Barth
So about the most romantic hotel in Saint-Barth – Villa Marie. With 21 unique bungalows and 3 villas, you will experience an intimate retreat without having to worry about any hiccups. Staying at this luxury hotel will raise your standards to all new levels due to the attention to detail and top-notch service. To be honest, we only left our villa once to go walk around downtown Gustavia for lunch and swim in the ocean. Now I’m usually the type of traveler who always likes to go go go and fit in as many activities as possible, rarely spending a lot of time at hotels. However, the beauty of Saint-Barth is that it is a small island, 9.26 square miles to be precise, with a population under 10,000, and there isn’t too much sight seeing to do. You can see everything in a few hours which leaves you the rest of the time to relax, soak it all in, do romantic things, and just live in the moment – leaving you with zero FOMO.
We didn’t feel the need to leave the villa because it was the most perfect setup and truly felt like a home away from home. Not only are the rooms decorated like an extremely well-traveled friend’s house with findings from Paris to India, but the beautiful public spaces are furnished with findings from around the world and custom pieces as well. The interior decor and overall vibe of Villa Marie is the perfect eclectic blend of the bohemian Caribbean and luxurious French Riviera.
We stayed in the Turtle Villa, which in my opinion, is hands down the best. You get a gorgeous view of Flamands beach from your front deck, the interior decor is stunning, and even the bathtub has a view. The attention to detail there was impeccable. From the marble key you get for your villa to the speedy room service to the chef remembering what you ordered the previous day – they could not have outdone themselves.
Francois Plantation Restaurant
And the room service of Villa Marie Saint Barth
The restaurant and room service at Villa Marie was one of my favorites. We ordered room service every morning for breakfast and dinner for 3 of the 4 nights. The first day we ordered one dish each – omelets – with fresh juice. It was exquisite. So exquisite, that we ordered the entire menu the rest of our trip for breakfast because everything was just that amazing.
Fun fact: the island is called St. Barth for the locals and St. Bart for the English speakers. St. Bart for the English speakers. I like to adapt when I travel, so I spell it St.Barth