Maison Cheval Blanc
Welcome to St.-Barths, the Isle of Beauty, Bling and Bliss
Whether you arrive on your yacht to a modest flutter of fanfare as you glide into your slip at St.-Barth’s famed Marina or on the 45 minute ferry from St. Maartens; whether you taxi on the tarmac of Gustavia airport on your private jet or the island puddle jumper, you will be captivated by the aura of opulence entwined with French Caribbean charm known as the paradise Isle St.-Barthelemy.
Breathtaking from sea or air, St.-Barths is the glittering diamond among the celebrated jewels of the Caribbean island chain, a cut above the rest. Renowned as the favored retreat of A-Listers, celebs, models and moguls, St.-Barths cultivates the image of glitz and laid back beachy chic, understated elegance and superlative shopping, galleries, and gourmet dining…. prestige without pretense. The island mystique is amplified by the stunning armada of yachts filling the harbor and the lovely array of private villas and upscale boutique hotels which define the guest experience.
St.-Barth’s seductive shores glisten with white sands caressed by the gentle waves of Caribbean crystal clear azure waters, accented by bronzed bodies drenched in sunshine, and often little else. Blessed by nature with rolling green hills, secluded coves, beautiful bays, stunning reefs and marine life, St.-Barths remains true to its French heritage in its language, culture and cuisine. Reminders of a brief Swedish colonial period remain in the flag’s symbolic three crowns, two historic forts, and the red-roofed architecture of the capital of Gustavia. But the definitive island vibe is a splash of tropical mixed with the pervasive charm of French sophistication creating an ambience that offers a desirable serenity and privacy, discretion and exclusivity. People watching and name-dropping are unofficially high on the list of island activities which also features more sporty ventures including SCUBA and snorkeling, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, surfing of all types including wind and kite, deep sea fishing, sailing and waterskiing.
The Grande Dame of St.-Barth’s luxury accommodations is the renowned Hotel Cheval Blanc St.-Barth, Isle de France, now a part of the LVMH family joining the Courchevel and Maldives hotels forming a trio of destination luxury properties. The Grande Dame has had a ‘bit of work’ and is boasting a dynamic fresh new look with whitewashed French country decor, whites that highlight the vaulted ceilings, and sparkling marble floors, creating a neutral palette that harmoniously engages the garden greens and sparkling hues of ocean blues. Inviting pops of color and fabric patterns reminiscent of the south of France, fresh flowers, luxe linens, charming illustrations enhance the laissez faire ambience. Sculptural driftwood and inspired accents as envisioned by London designer, Bee Osborn, have reimagined this wondrous boutique beachfront property with the flair of casual sophistication capturing the idyllic Saint Tropez style of the 1950’s.
Almost ethereal, the Cheval Blanc is blushing with soft pink highlights on elements of decor from glasses to beach towels, infusing the 40 guest rooms, suites and villas with Flamands beach romantic charm. Each level of accommodation from beach rooms with balconies or private terrace, one and two bedroom suites, garden bungalows, beach and hillside villas offers an array of top of the line amenities, modern comfort, and impeccable service. Flatscreen TV with premium channels, free WiFi, bathrobes and slippers, seating area with desk and workspace are standard along with access to the Fitness Center.
The villa experience promises the ultimate highest levels of luxury with a dedicated Majordome, private pool, 3 bedrooms sleeping six people with en suite baths and dressing rooms, living and dining room with fully equipped kitchen, private fitness room and home cinema room. Your every wish is attended to throughout the day.
The Cheval Blanc Spa
In the heart of the tropical gardens, an exotic outdoor pavilion draped in breezy clouds of white, reveals a massage treatment room designed for singles or couples. Relaxation, rejuvenation, healing and wellness are key, reflected in the tranquility of the specifically designed indoor Cheval Blanc Spa facility featuring treatment rooms for massage, body treatments, body wraps and scrubs, facials and nails. The luster of the spa is enhanced by the signature fragrances and sensual oils uniquely contributing to the restorative and wellness therapies. The Guerlain designer name has specially conceived a wide range of unique body treatments used by the Cheval Blanc Spa’s professionally trained staff.
Maison Cheval Blanc Dining
La Case de L’Isle
Haute cuisine presented for French sensibilities with singular tropical freshness and exquisite presentation. This most sought after dining experience is an expression of the culinary finesse of Executive Chef Yann Vinsot whose creative imaginings of seafood dishes and traditional favorites is a gift of elegance. Harmonious pairings complement the menu with a selection of more than 150 French wines and champagnes.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, each meal elicits an appreciation for the artful presentation and the indulgence of each delectable bite.
La Cabane De L’Isle
Dazzling views of the sea and Falmands Bay punctuate the location of Cheval Blanc’s beachfront cabana restaurant serving casual lunches. Evenings transform this sunny venue into a festive magically lit tent on the beach, surprising guests with vibrant entertainment, private parties, and memorable events. The Bar extraordinaire cultivates designer cocktails, refreshing splashes, and an array of small bites and appetizers all day long.
Cheval Blanc Boutique
Shopping from the cozy comfort of the hotel is effortless and a selection of local and international designers are represented along with prestige brands and one-of-a-kind delightful finds. A vigil awaits sunset each day with cocktails and a promenade of the who’s who where everyone is a notable celebrating the glorious end of a perfect St.-Barths day. The stars come out, the nightlife ramps up, and the island sparkles with the bling and bliss of its Caribbean splendor.