Need to know
1pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, though early guests are welcome to use the main pool.
Double rooms from $831.88 (€765), excluding tax at 5 per cent.
Rates include continental breakfast, airport transfers and WiFi, as well as laundry service.
La Boutique one-ups the usual hotel array with a worldly assortment of sarongs, dresses, bath products and beach items selected from manager Dagmar Lombard’s travels around the world.
Annually 23 August to 22 October
At the hotel
Spa, gym, free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, coffeemaker, iPod dock, L’Occitane bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For a private outdoor soak a deux, we love the pools on the terrace of every suite. Even more secluded, spring for the Three-Bedroom Villa, otherwise 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 massages, peels, manicures and a hot shell treatment using lava shells to create a beachy spin on the hot-stone massage.
Hiking shoes are a must for anyone eager to explore the 17 hectares of wild hills around the hotel.
Fitness buffs can book 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 manager’s friendly black lab 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 free of charge on a rollaway bed; a second child or any over 12 years old require a $120 a night charge. Cots, cribs and buggies can be provided with advance notice.
An onsite greenhouse provides 20 varieties of produce for the restaurant; other ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. Beach lights are solar-powered.