Hotel Isle de France in St Barts is a popular celebrity haven due to its elegant appeal, deep respect for privacy, and dedication to luxury services and amenities. Exceeding most countries’ five-star ratings and topping many lists of best St Barts Hotels, this incredible retreat deservedly garnered the attention of the world. Enjoying one of the best Caribbean addresses, this hotel has a prime location on Flamands Beach, elegance, hospitably, and casual sophistication are exemplified in an understated, gracious way.
If just arriving off flights or cruises to the island, you might head straight for the spa at Hotel Isle de France. Concentrating on both well being and beauty, the spa marries the body and mind in harmony. This island sanctuary is ideal for recouping the vigor back into your daily life so you can emerge a completely refreshed and awakened person. Both exploratory and adventurous, treatments include therapeutic and healing elements and exotic, full-bodied ingredients within wraps, massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures among other specialty services.
Another relaxing experience at Isle de France St Barts is dining. The signature restaurant looks over Flamands Bay offering a serene view. Delicious French food dominates the menu offered at the main restaurant for lunch and dinner, which includes fresh fish and a variety of grilled meats as well as plenty of specials. The restaurant is anything but affordable, which keeps star-gazers at bay.
The main, whitewashed hotel building at Isle de France St Barts is located on the beachfront. It encompasses three guest suites and nine rooms. First floor guest rooms have balconies situated in the heart of the action by the restaurant, bar, and pool, while second-floor options offer more privacy. The hotel’s breezeway in this building is an iconic image as it creates a frame around the backdrop of cerulean sea offering a snapshot of natural beauty for guests to admire.
The ultimate in seclusion at Hotel Isle de France is offered at the hotel’s garden villas, located on a diminutive cul-de-sac across the small slice of road dividing the property. Four poster beds, rich linens with high thread counts, expertly tiled marble bathrooms, and plenty of fine French fabrics are a few of the many lavish appointments within suites. Four first-rate 1,500-square-foot beach suites created by a celebrated international designer feature full-sized kitchens, large living areas, and full bedrooms with great views, all within steps of the Caribbean Sea. Private infinity pools, glitzy goodies, and natural stone soaking tubs with adjoining dressing rooms add to the feeling of glamor throughout Isle de France St Barts.
Hotel Isle de France has enough things to do on the premises to entertain visitors. Having nothing to do but clink glasses under the restaurant’s umbrellas, relax at the spa, or go shopping at the onsite boutique sounds just about right to most discerning guests. A state-of-the-art gym is available to guests feeling the need to workout. Private pools at several suites provide a setting where a slowed pace is the perfect one. The ambitious can easily hire a yacht, enjoying diving and snorkeling, charter a fishing boat for half or all-day trips, or arrange tours of the island, all through concierge services.
Celebrities and other visitors love the fashion show at Isle de France St Barts, where models strut their stuff on a weekly basis, but it’s really the beauty and luxury that are the key players here, for no matter how magnificent a hotel is, it can never overshadow the impressive beauty surrounding St Barts.