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"The hotel is a perfect blend of bohemian, colonial plantation and colourful Caribbean design, which makes it stand out from the start. It honours the Caribbean architectural style by mixing colours..."

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Villa Marie St Barth - a true Caribbean paradise

"When it comes to choosing a tropical holiday with pristine beaches and crystal clear water, you can never go wrong with the Caribbean islands. They are a well-known favourite destination for many travellers from around the world. And probably one of the most exclusive islands of all is the famous and glamorous French Caribbean island of St. Barts or St. Barts.

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It's known for attracting celebrities, supermodels and the high-class to its 30km of breathtaking coastline and luxurious accommodation. It is unlike any other island we have visited, a fascinating combination of the sunny French Riviera and the Caribbean. It's no wonder that this paradise caught the eye of French hotelier and decorator Madame Jocelyne Sibuet. The Sibuet family of hoteliers is behind the French luxury group Maisons & Hôtels Sibuet and has recently added a new venture, the remarkable 5-star boutique hotel Villa Marie Saint-Barth. We are lucky enough to have experienced their other Villa Marie in St Tropez, where we were blown away, so this one didn't disappoint either.

The hotel has a perfect blend of bohemian, colonial plantation and colourful Caribbean design that sets it apart from the start. It honours the Caribbean architectural style by blending colours, textures, indoor and outdoor spaces that blend seamlessly into the tropical environment. Perched on the hillside of the Colombian coast, Villa Marie once again embodies the intimate and authentic signature of Sibuet Hotels.

The hotel offers 21 bungalows and villas, all designed in different bright colours and eye-catching decor. Our bungalow had an unobstructed view of the crystal clear waters of Flamands Bay and provided the perfect intimate setting for our tropical paradise getaway. Once again, the interior design stands out and proves the impeccable taste of the owner, Jocelyn Sibuet. Every detail, from the furniture and handcrafted fabrics to the seashell mirrors, seems to have been chosen from different parts of the world. The whitewashed walls, rattan furniture, vintage pieces and bright colours, all complemented by a luxurious French elegance, exceeded our expectations.

The pool area is surrounded by flourishing green vegetation with varieties such as cacti, mango and banana trees, flowering bougainvillea and giant palm trees. This lush vegetation creates a sense of tranquillity and helps you to relax. We can easily say that we absolutely enjoyed the art of living while taking dips in the turquoise water, soaking up the sun and lounging on the lemon yellow umbrella.

Breakfast is served by the pool, unless you choose to have it delivered to your room. We enjoyed enjoying our delicious breakfast sitting under the umbrellas, looking out over the beautiful pool and feeling the tropical breeze. How can we stress how wonderful the food is, even for vegans like us? The coconut milk and chia seed pudding was to die for, as was the delicious avocado toast. It was a great way for us to start the day.

You can't stay at Villa Marie without treating yourself to a treatment at the Pure Altitude Spa. We had a sensational relaxing massage and facial. It allowed us to unwind and transport ourselves into a truly relaxed state of mind.

This is where the shining star of chef Emmanuel Motte comes to shine. With his exquisite and sophisticated cuisine, he teleports you to the French Provence. Restaurant François Plantation offers the finest French cuisine with Caribbean influenced recipes, a delight for your soul. No words can describe the gastronomic experience we had with the vegan dinner specially created for us. From appetizers to dessert, we were treated to explosions of heavenly flavours that blew us away.

There is so much to see and do in St Barts, from the pristine beaches, sailing, surfing to shopping and nightlife. The highlight of our stay was without doubt the unforgettable picnic on the beach. The staff at Villa Marie prepared the perfect lunch on one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches on the island, Gouverneur. This is something you have to experience.

One of the many things that make Villa Marie an exceptional 5 star hotel is its impeccable service. Every member of staff made sure we had an unforgettable stay. Once again, we were amazed by the genuineness and friendliness of each employee and how happy they were to work here. The experience we had is solid proof that Maisons & Hôtels Sibuet deserve to have their name in the luxury hotel business."

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