Need to know
Forty-two, including 19 suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $511.63 (€450), excluding tax at 5 per cent.
Rates usually include a full buffet breakfast spread, return transfers and welcome minibar.
Annually during hurricane season, from approximately 25 August to 1 November.
At the hotel
Swimming pool, spa, fitness centre with classes, DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, DVD player, minibar (free upon arrival, refills charged), tea- and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes, Sisley bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Obviously we’d spring for the Ocean Panoramic Suite if we just had to have the best views, but we’re also especially partial to the Ocean Deluxe Terrace rooms, whose cape location makes make them feel especially private. Plus, they’re the only non-suite rooms to have the sleek granite soaking tubs we’d like to bathe in multiple times a day.
St Barth’s largest pool, Hotel Christopher’s fresh-water infinity swimming pool overlooks the ocean from its clifftop location. If you can’t bear to give up the panoramic view from your sunlounger, drinks and food can be delivered to you throughout the day.
The oceanfront Sisley Spa – run by the designer Parisian cosmetics brand of the same name – offers a full range of its signature Phyto-Aromatic treatments to soothe your body and mind.
A French dictionary, if you’re not entirely comfortable with your français; not only is it the local language, but the majority of the staff are French.
In addition to the Sisley Spa, the hotel has a fitness centre that overlooks the ocean, and where yoga, pilates and aqua training classes (reservations required, €50 each) are held regularly.
Small pets under five kilograms can stay for free. See more pet-friendly hotels in St Barths.
Those under age four can stay in their parents’ room for free and the restaurants have a kids’ menu. Up to two extra beds can be added for 120€ per night each, including breakfast. The pool has a shallow end and the concierge can arrange babysitting.