If you enjoy visiting the Caribbean and staying in the utmost luxury, Baroque Travel has found the perfect location for you, a brand new retreat that opens in December 2016 in St Barts
Opening on 16th December, Villa Marie Saint-Barth is an extremely plush, romantic and stylish retreat nestling in 15 acres of exquisite gardens. Located in the hills of Colombier overlooking beautiful Flamands Beach on St Barts, this French gem with its luxurious amenities is a welcome addition to the hotels and retreats that inhabit the island.
This is not the only Villa Marie in the world; the first one to open was in St Tropez, but now St Barts has its own luxurious home-from-home.
Villa Marie St Barth features 17 exquisite bungalows in four different categories, all with spectacular sea views as well as an exclusive two-bedroomed villa and a spacious Master Villa, both with private swimming pools. Decorated by French interior designer Jocelyne Sibuet, renowned for her French country style, accommodation is vibrant outside, white-washed inside with a distinct bohemian feel: think bespoke headboards, handmade macramé seashell chandeliers, tables with pineapple feet and specially created rattan chairs.
Every bungalow has its own private setting with verandah and terrace, offering a tranquil getaway where one can relax in peace and soak up breathtaking sea views.
The resort boasts a 50-seater restaurant, Francois Plantation, which offers sophisticated French cuisine blended with local color and Caribbean flavors. Executive Chef Emmanuel Motte has created an imaginative menu with many delights, served daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guests enjoy starting their day or enjoying a post-prandial drink at the handsome Rum Bar, named for the region’s fine rums served there along with lots of cocktails and small snacks. The Rum Bar boasts an exceptional selection of Cuban cigars in their on-site humidor; well worth enjoying.
Keeping with the tranquil theme, the resort offers an exceptional Pure Altitude Spa featuring a list of health and beauty treatments. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool for those who are too lazy to head for the beach. Nestling in the lush gardens, it offers a chance to cool down amongst the vibrantly colored plants and refresh oneself.
Both Villa Marie in St Tropez and the new iteration in St Barts are part of Maisons et Hotels Sibuet, a French based company of luxury boutique hotels owned by the Sibuet family. There are nine other properties aside from the Villa Marie’s, located in the Alps and on the Mediterranean coast.