Need to know
Eighteen, including three suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm, although flexible subject to availability.
Double rooms from $466.70 (€400). Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 5% per room per night on check-out.
Rates include transfers to the airport or dock, and à la carte breakfast (fresh fruits, yoghurts, pastries, eggs any style, pancakes, waffles, French toast, cereals, cold meats, cheese platters and smoked salmon).
The interiors of the hotel were designed by design doyenne Jocelyne Sibuet and her daughter, Marie; the furnishings and fabrics come from destinations near and far, with chests of drawers from Jaipur, tables from Indonesia and fabrics from Peru, Pakistan and Tunisia.
The hotel is closed from 20 August 2017 to 15 December 2017
At the hotel
Spa, fitness room, and free WiFi. In rooms: TV, Nespresso machine, Pure Altitude toiletries and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
All Villa Marie’s rooms have beautiful views of either the gardens or ocean, but none compare to the paradisiacal panoramas of the Master Villas. The two double bedrooms, indoor lounge area and ensuite bathrooms have the same bohemian take on colonial style as the rest of the hotel; brightly-patterned cushions lie on white wicker chairs, handmade Indonesian seashell mirrors hang opposite a classically elegant roll-top bath tub and artisanal furnishings stand next to upscale upholstery. Outside, there’s a private 10-meter swimming pool, deck with a dining area and ample sunloungers with sun-kissed views.
Cacti, mango trees and blooming bougainvillea surround the outdoor pool area that’s more vivid than a Pantone colour guide. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise pool, then let the sun shine down on you as you recline below a lemon-yellow parasol, gazing up at clear-blue skies and lush green foliage; set beneath towering palm and banana trees, there’s always a shaded spot for some sunbathing.
The Pure Altitude Spa has two treatment rooms, a fitness room and a variety of personalised rituals. Add the finishing touches to your beach-body with the toxin-draining Perfect Body package or Slimming massage. If you’ve spent too long in the Saint Barths sun, try their signature Pure Coconut Ritual which includes a vigorous, all-natural scrub, soothing wrap and massage to repair sunburnt skin.
Skimpy bikinis by big-name designers with colourful kaftans for Mrs Smith and a couple of Vilebrequin’s vibrantly-patterned trunks for Mr Smith.
All public areas are wheelchair-accessible and some of the Plantation and Tropics bungalows are designed for those with mobility issues.
Pets are welcome at an additional €35 a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Colombier.
Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel, although it’s more suited to older children. Baby cots, changing mats, baby monitors and highchairs are available on request, and chef Emmanuelle Motte is happy to adapt his French fare for children.