Villa Marie St. Barth's

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Villa Marie St. Barth’s, a passport to paradise overlooking the magnificent Flamands Bay

The latest boutique retreat from Maison & Hotels Sibuet, Villa Marie St. Barth’s, is a fabulous blend of classic French elegance and Caribbean colour and character. Built into a verdant hillside overlooking the spectacular Flamands Bay, the 21 bungalows and villas are typically colonial in style, with deep, shady verandas and airy, whitewashed interiors, but are adorned with an eclectic mix of vintage furniture, ethnic artefacts and rich fabrics. The largest villas feature two bedrooms, a private pool and exceptional sea views, and all are individually decorated.

The lush rainforest-like garden is equally vibrant and colourful: mango trees, cacti and shocking pink bougainvillaea grow around a cool turquoise pool, and canary yellow parasols shade one from the bright blue sky. While the focus of the restaurant is on sophisticated French fare, the bar celebrates the Caribbean’s favourite exports – rum and cigars – and local botanicals are key ingredients in the signature spa treatments.  

At the far end of the iconic Saint-Jean beach, in an unspoilt setting bordered by luxurious vegetation, the hotel’s beach club, GYPSEA Beach and its BBQ restaurant, is where to spend time with family or friends soaking up the sun, sun loungers and umbrellas on the water’s edge and the blue lagoon of the ocean as far as the eye can see. A place all about the Bohemian lifestyle, but with a Caribbean touch. The dress code is barefoot and salty hair.