Le Bulletin February 2018


Villa Alphane

It seems like Valentine’s Day now embraces almost the whole month of February. We are regaled with images of hearts and cupids and tempted to splurge on decadent chocolates, ooh & ahh jewelry and gourmet dinners complete with Champagne. You know, it’s pretty nice keeping a romantic state of mind, and we think St. Barth is romantic as can be. So what better time than February to plan your winter getaway? Think about sipping rosé in the shade of a palm tree, dining under the stars and canoodling in a gently swaying hammock in your private villa. And as for chocolate, Champagne and to-die-for dinners, we’ve got you covered – not to mention recommendations for jewelry shops filled with exquisite treasures. Take a peek at some of our romantic villas and then contact our villa specialists via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They would love to help you. And as always, our concierge team is ready to up your vacation’s romance quotient.

I hope to see you – and your significant other – on the island.

Peg Walsh, President

P.S. We love to hear from our clients, and recently we received an amazing and beautifully detailed letter – really a trip report – from a first-time visitor. I loved it so much that I shared it on my blog. Take a read and take a minute to subscribe. Thanks!

Villas of St. Barth

Are visions of a romantic villa vacation dancing in your head? Here are a few of our idyllic favorites to tempt you. But wait, there’s more! Take a look at our entire Romantic Collection for a wealth of options.


Villa Blue Diamond

Villa Blue Diamond– Enjoy magical sunsets to the sound of the surf just below. In this chic little compound (love the living room), the bedroom’s glass sliders frame the view and provide easy access to the pool.


Villa Boudoir

Villa BoudoirOh là là! Its gorgeously bedecked bedroom is all that the name implies. A pop-up TV at the foot of the king-size bed is perfect for watching your favorite love stories. And wait till you see the gold claw-foot tub. Pack the bubble bath.


Villa Alphane

Villa Alphane – Couples will adore this quintessential romantic getaway located in the exclusive gated community of Mont Jean. Its terrace is perfect for alfresco dining and features an extra-long infinity pool. There are stunning views galore, including from the bedroom.

Upping the Romance Factor

Our idea of a perfectly romantic day in St. Barth:

  • Sleep in, then turn on your favorite music and slip into your pool. Enjoy a breakfast of French pastries delivered with orange juice, Champagne and a bouquet of red roses.
  • End your morning with an in-villa couples massage. We’ll be happy to book it for you.
  • Head to Gustavia for a harborside lunch and a little shopping. There are boutiques galore; we recommend a stop at NG Création St Barth (located at 20 rue du Roi Oscar 2). Talented owner and designer Nathalie Gumbs will show you her signature piece, a delicate gold tracing of the island encircled with a diamond-encrusted heart, which can be worn as a bracelet, ring or pendant. Now that’s romantic, and a precious way to remember St. Barth.
  • Let a late-day swim at Shell Beach morph into sunset cocktails at boho chic and sexy Shellona. It’s equal parts restaurant and beach club, with great cocktails, Mediterranean cuisine and a soundtrack curated by tres cool DJs.
  • Dine under the stars tonight, on your poolside terrace. No muss, no fuss, as our concierge team has booked a private chef for you and they will cook, serve and clean up. Finish your dinner with the legendary local La Pinta rhum vanille. Maybe a midnight swim before turning in?

Hotels of St. Barth

We sadly share the news that on the evening of February 17, a fire broke out in the Christopher Hotel’s Taïno restaurant. The good news is that it was effectively battled and there were no injuries. The hotel was scheduled for their post-Irma reopening on the 20th of this month and that has now been delayed. Fortunately. the hotel itself, its Mango Beach Club restaurant, spa and other buildings were not impacted. A whole new Taïno, is already in the planning stages and the hotel looks to reopen in April. We’ll keep everyone updated.


Christopher Hotel and Taïno restaurant on February 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce the reopening of our 5 star hotel partner Villa Marie Saint-Barth on March 2, 2018. Poised hillside in Colombier, their chic accommodations include stunning new villas. Contact one of our villa and hotel specialists at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your stay. Make sure to ask about their amenity-laden packages.

Island News

St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta – March 15-18
Every year, the world’s most spectacular super yachts gather in Gustavia Harbor for this three-day invitational regatta featuring top-notch racing and exclusive shoreside social events. And it’s on for 2018!

Restaurants

For a special evening, we recommend dinner at one of the island’s most romantic restaurants, François Plantation in the 5 star Villa Marie Saint-Barth. Don’t miss their cozy and ambience filled Rum Bar. Ti Punch, anyone? Our concierge team will be pleased to make your reservation.


François Plantation

St. Barth Properties Sotheby’s International RealtyVilla for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty

Villa Infra – Corossol
Offered at €8,500,000

Currently under construction in Corossol, this contemporary three bedroom villa will be an ideal vacation home with much to offer its owners. Near the island’s quaint fishing village, it looks out to the sea, and the sunsets are stunning. Built on three levels, the villa includes an en suite bedroom with a private terrace on each. The master is on the main level, which includes a kitchen with a pantry, a media room and adjacent full and guest baths. The main level’s spacious pool terrace includes covered space for relaxing and dining alfresco. The lower level bedroom has its own pool. The laundry and technical rooms are on this level. Four parking spaces are convenient to the lower level entrance. The upper part of the land is in a green zone, ensuring privacy.

For access to our entire portfolio of available properties, please visit www.sothebysrealty-stbarth.com.

Client Accolade

Tom recommended Nirvana to us. Five stars and a perfect match. We will rent this villa for all our future vacations there. Thanks for being the agency we have always trusted. We know when on the island we feel confident you can handle any requests.

Janet, Ann Arbor , Michigan
Guest at Villa Nirvana