Carl Gustaf Hotel design details unite to create an incredible vision of one of St Bart’s finest and most luxurious hotels. Exclusivity is exemplified by the limited number of suites—fifteen to be exact—and prime access to both the island’s capital of Gustavia and the soft, sandy beaches, which are little more than two minutes’ walk from the hilltop locale. With such a swift retreat to the capital, guests of Carl Gustaf St Barts enjoy the city’s best amenities including marinas, museums, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. On location, there are scores of activities, dining, and other first-class amenities satiating every need and washing a lavish atmosphere over the entire hotel.
Each suite at Carl Gustaf features Caribbean decor inspired by French style and exhibiting a pure sense of style and comfort. Suites are either one or two bedrooms. Each affords a clear view of Gustavia Harbor, which twinkles with the lights from moored sailboats, restaurants, and bars skirting the harbor front. Wi-Fi Internet and LCD TVs cover priority high-tech needs while the plunge pool, which each suite includes, is a private retreat. Fully stocked kitchens, marble tiled baths, and private terraces are part of the overall design. There are also two villas here—one four bedroom and one seven bedroom option.
The list of activities available at Carl Gustaf St Barts covers a gamut of interests. The hotel offers a 48-foot private yacht for hire to explore the island’s coral reefs, shoreline, and clear ocean water. A champagne lunch on one of St Barts beaches is also included. With Shell Beach only a short walk away from Carl Gustaf St Barts, guests can also spend time exploring the coast, going beach combing, and relaxing. Cliff diving at Shell Beach is another activity easily enjoyed at Shell Beach. The esplanade of high-end shops nearby in Gustavia provides plenty of shopping opportunities filled with jewelry and designer Italian and French clothing. A slew of watersports available includes sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and diving.
Anglers might consider themselves best suited to Gustaf Hotel St Barts purely for their array of choice in fishing charters. Private yachts chartered for cruising, and offered only to hotel guests, are also utilized for fishing around the island, the popular angling spot called Saba Shallows, or for fishing trips to the nearby islands of Anguilla and St Martin.
Wellness is very much part of the picture and possible through the Carl Gustaf Hotel fitness center which is open 24/7, as well as the most recent addition, a sumptuous spa. Spa products and services are designed by three famous Parisian sisters, the Caritas. A menu of fresh, healthy foods are available for guests to devour either pool side, or at the hotel’s restaurant which features fine French foods and peers over the bay. A vast list of tropical drinks and cocktails are available any time of the day. Reservations are always highly recommended.
The surrounding area by Carl Gustaf Hotel can hardly go unexplored. The hotel is situated on the west island side offering plenty of things to do and see. Just across the way on the opposite coast is St Jean Beach, one of the best beaches near the port area and one famed for welcoming plenty of celebrities annually, some which always include a visit to Carl Gustaf St Barts. Heading either north or south, there are several beaches to explore. The island offers many other activities and things to do including plenty of island hiking and cycling routes and some well-known theaters ideal for evening entertainment.