St. Barths is the most exclusive island in the French Caribbean that has everyone from rockstars, to famed film and fashion royalty flocking to its paradisiacal beaches. The Villa Marie Saint-Barth, an ultra luxe resort, is a top choice for travelers seeking laid-back island living. Whether you are frolicking in the beautiful pool, tucked away in the gardens, being lulled into a deep state of relaxation with a wellness treatment, or getting a taste of sophisticated cuisine at the hotel restaurant Francois Plantation, The Villa Marie Saint-Barth is a treasure that keeps guests coming back time and time again.

Location

Why is the Villa Marie one of the best resorts for a stay in St. Barths?

Perched in the hills, overlooking the majestic Flamands Bay, the Villa Marie Saint-Barth is a luxuriously discreet resort, all about peace, privacy, and views. This unspoiled, enchanting, paradise is lined with white sandy beaches and rocks that plunge into the blue Cerulean Sea. The colonial-style property is surrounded by a lush tropical garden creating an intoxicating and charming property. Enjoy the good life at the Villa Marie, as your days are filled with romantic vistas, warm tropical waters, golden beaches, and gentle breezes.

Key Facts

  • guests have access to a 32 km stretch of pristine beach
  • Colombier beach is a 20-minute walk away from the resort
  • the charming capital city, Gustavia, is less than five minutes by car

What is special?

  • enjoy the convenience of being only minutes from some of St. Barth’s nicest beaches; as well as, restaurants and a lively nightlife
  • swim among the most stunning beaches of the island in Caribbean waters dotted with colorful coral and exotic marine life
  • discover local treasures and high end beach-chic fashion as you boutique-hop along the famed shopping streets of St. Barths  

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved that the location of the resort is centrally located to everything
  • couples highly recommend the Villa Marie to anyone looking for a romantic and beautiful place to stay
  • travelers insist the hike down to Colombier beach is well worth it and a must-do

Accommodation

How are the private accommodations at the Villa Marie? What type of views can I expect?

Feel at home at this tropical-chic resort boasting West Indies architectural style and colorful Caribbean flair. With names like Jungle Passion, Pineapples, and Blue Parrot, your private quarters provide its own unique and distinctive personality. Canopy beds, private terraces, all surrounded by verdurous gardens and ocean views, make you feel like you are on your own private island. These comfortable and stylish accommodations paired with the graciousness and impeccable attention to detail by the staff, create an unforgettable enchanting experience.

Key Facts

  • the hotel features 21 bungalows and villas decorated with exotic fabrics and colorful patterns
  • all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, Bluetooth speakers and a Nespresso machine
  • the Master Villa Piscine boasts a 10-meter private pool, a large living area and can accommodate up to four guests

What is special?

  • get the best of both worlds as you relax in the outdoor/indoor living space of your bohemian bungalow, spoiling you with panoramic views, fresh air, and lots of sunshine
  • all you need are your sunnies and a swimsuit, Villa Marie has got you covered for a day at the beach with a complimentary hat and beach bag with towels and mosquito repellent, readily available in your villa
  • after a day at the beach, retreat to your bungalow’s plush, canopied bed and drift off to sleep in a picture perfect paradise
  • turn on some soft tunes, pour a glass of bubbly, and take in the soul-stirring vistas of the turquoise blue sea as your relax in the outdoor claw-foot tub

What do the guests say?

  • guests love how friendly and accommodating the staff is, with a true willingness to please
  • travelers highly recommend the hotel with its romantic ambiance and all the attributes of a fine South of France boutique hotel
  • relaxing on the outdoor terrace and enjoying a bottle of wine under the stars is one of the ways guests love to wind down their evening

Pools & Spa

What’s the best way to relax after a day of adventures?

The Villa Marie Saint-Barth’s Pure Altitude Spa is designed to immerse guests in an ocean of well-being. Stay beach-body ready with the toxin-draining Perfect Body Package or Slimming Massage. Nestled under the shade of giant palm fronds, banana tree leaves, cacti and mango trees, the Villa Marie’s outdoor swimming pool is perfect for a cool swim or to unwind on a sun lounger with a cool refreshment. Be sure to pack your colorful kaftans and bold-patterned trunks to fit in with the vibrant beach-chic vibe!

Key Facts

  • the Pure Altitude Spa is comprised of two treatment rooms, a steam room and fitness room
  • hotel founder, Jocelyne Sibuet, created treatments herself, drawing on natural botanicals, with edelweiss as the key ingredient
  • the outdoor, palm-fringed swimming pool provides a cool refreshment for guests

What is special?

  • melt in the hands of an expert therapist pampering you from head to toe with a relaxing massage, facial treatment or scrub followed by a soothing wrap
  • surrender to a blissful Jasmine repairing and Himalayan Rose regenerating treatment, after a sun-filled day spent on the beach
  • enjoy a tranquil getaway in the resort as you alternate between soaking up some sun, getting lost in a book and taking a refreshing dip at the pool

What do the guests say?

  • guests love feeling like they are in the middle of a tropical rainforest while relaxing by the pool
  • spa-goers love the extensive line of products available for them to be able to continue their beauty regimen after their stay
  • lunch by the poolside is the perfect way for guests to finish off their spa experience

Culinary

What type of cuisines are served at the Villa Marie? What are my restaurant options?

Indulge in the finest ingredients of French gastronomy as you are taken on an Epicurean voyage with dishes inspired by the Provence and the Mediterranean, infused with Caribbean flavors. François Plantation, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, is the perfect place to enjoy homemade foie gras, or roasted veal chops with Caribbean spices followed by deliciously sweet coconut ice or pure Caribbean chocolate. Wind down your evening with a nightcap at the Hotel Bar and don’t forget to try the irresistible Ti Punch during your stay!

Key Facts

  • breakfast, included in the rate of the room, is à la carte with a buffet offering a large variety of meats, cheeses and fruits
  • the hotel bar features over 120 different kinds of rum
  • the restaurant is a colonial-style wooden structure overlooking Flamand Bay and decked out with vibrant zig-zag patterns and playful prints

What is special?

  • arrange a signature picnic complete with a bottle of refreshing rosé to sip at the iconic Gouverneur beach
  • enjoy a handcrafted cocktail at the hotel bar, made with the finest rums of the region, accompanied by an extensive selection of Cuban cigars from the on-site humidor
  • refuel after a day at the pool by having a refreshing poolside lunch in the “Secret Garden”

What do the guests say?

  • staff that is beyond kind and helpful, and offered unprecedented service with a beautiful warm smile, is what really stood out to guests during their stay
  • guests insist that whatever you do, don’t miss the banana flambée
  • having breakfast by the pool is the perfect way to kick off a day of beach relaxation for guests

Activities

What are some activities worth getting out of bed for at the Villa Marie?

Spend your days relishing in the ease of island life at the Villa Marie. If you want to add a little adventure in-between your downtime, there are boundless sporting opportunities available. Make the ocean your playground as you seek the underwater pleasures of snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover spectacular dives around Pain de Sucre, l’Ane Rouge and Coco Islet. For an ultra luxe experience, you can charter a crewed mega-yacht and sail away the day, or simply spend your days soaking up the sun on white sand beaches.

Key Facts

  • St. Barths is comprised of 14 magnificent beaches, ranging from chic to rugged to clothing optional
  • for less-crowded beaches, head to Gouverneur or Colombier beach
  • the Villa Marie staff is happy to assist with arranging tours, activities and transportation during your stay

What is special?

  • indulge in some retail therapy in nearby Gustavia, the undisputed shopping capital of the Caribbean, for your fill of high-end labels like Cartier, Hermès, Chopard and Louis Vuitton
  • experience the fun and glamorous vibes of Nikki Beach, the luxurious beach club with all-white plush sunbeds and loungers, serving up copious amounts of cocktails and champagne
  • grab a surfboard and catch some beautiful rolling waves at popular sites such as Toiny, Lorient, Anse des Cayes or Saint-Jean

What do the guests say?

  • the seclusion and closeness to the resort makes Colombier beach a favorite beach spot for guests
  • guests love that there is something for everyone, from the party animal to the adrenaline junkie and those who simply want to enjoy the charms of a relaxing island getaway
  • travelers highly recommend diving and snorkeling as sea turtles, eagle rays, and reef sharks, as well as many colorful varieties of coral can be spotted