Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, though early guests are welcome to use the main pool.
Double rooms from $735.50 (€650), excluding tax at 5 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast, beach club facilities, airport transfers, WiFi, films on-demand, and a supply of water, tea and coffee.
Land Rover Safaris will whisk you straight to full-service Toiny Beach Club (although it's walking distance if you'd prefer a stroll), where straw-hut paillottes and an open-air bar await. La Boutique one-ups the usual hotel array with a worldly assortment of sarongs, dresses, bath products and beach items selected from Owner Mandie Vere Nicoll’s travels around the world. Car rentals can be arranged for guests who want to explore further afield.
Annually end of August to end of October
At the hotel
Spa, Toiny Beach Club, gym, scenic trails, free WiFi throughout, boutique, library, a coconut grove, tamarind field, pineapple orchard, and valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, coffeemaker, iPod dock, L’Occitane bath products. Cell phones can be provided on request.
Our favourite rooms
For a private outdoor soak a deux, we love the pools on the terrace of every suite. The one-bedroom villas highest on the hill have the best views of the Caribbean Sea.
The heated infinity pool is set just outside the restaurant and lobby area, with panoramic sea views.
The ocean-facing Serenity Spa Cottage offers Elemis spa therapies, including massages, peels, manicures and a hot shell treatment using lava shells to create a beachy spin on the hot-stone massage. In-room treatments can also be arranged.
Hiking shoes are a must for anyone eager to explore the 17 hectares of wild hills around the hotel, and bright tennis whites for guests interested in using the nearby tennis courts.
Fitness buffs can book a personal training session in the ocean-view gym, and yoga or pilates classes down on the beach; more modest yogis can also practice sun salutations on their private terrace or at the spa suite.
Small pets are welcome at no additional cost; actually, the owner's Dachshund Gladys may be the first to greet you on arrival. See more pet-friendly hotels in St Barths.
Children of all ages are welcome. One child age 12 or under can stay for free on a rollaway bed; a second child or any over-12s will incur a €130 nightly charge. Cots, cribs and buggies can be provided with advance notice, and babysitting can be arranged.
Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible and beach lights are solar-powered.