Villa Marie Saint Barth
Villa Marie Saint Barth
Those who traveled to St. Barth in the ’90s and aughts may well remember the Hotel François Plantation, and perhaps dined at its famed restaurant. Nestled in the hills of Colombier, the property overlooks gorgeous Flamands Beach. It’s little wonder it caught the eye of the Sibuets, a family of hoteliers who founded the French luxury group Maisons & Hotels Sibuet. They bought it and created a stunning 5 star boutique hotel embodying their signature intimate and authentic ambience. They named it Villa Marie Saint-Barth.
The hotel honors the West Indies architectural style, which blends the transition of indoor and outdoor spaces, and the colonial plantation character. Bright Caribbean colors enchant the eye, and a soupçon of French elegance completes the picture. Idyllic.
There are 19 charming verandaed bungalows. Some have a view of the exotic, lush tropical gardens, and there are three options for ocean views, including a Family Bungalow. A villa with two en suite bedrooms is ideal for friends to share. Whitewashed walls, colonial woodwork, rattan furniture and vintage pieces throughout combine for a boho chic vibe.
Guests enjoy lunching at the poolside restaurant and “chatting” with resident parrots Jaho and Mahé. The pool is a delightful spot to while away an afternoon, and browsing in the boutique is fun. The Pure Altitude-branded spa is an oasis offering an extensive menu of treatments and packages.
Villa Marie has named its dinner restaurant François Plantation in homage to its predecessor. Fine French cuisine and reinterpreted heirloom Caribbean recipes are served in a romantic setting. The hotel’s cozy bar offers an extensive selection of the region’s rums and, fittingly, a humidor filled with Cuban cigars.
Photographer Credit: Laurent Benoit
Spa ServicesVilla Marie offers pampering, relaxation and restoration in its Pure Altitude - branded Spa. It features two treatment rooms. Developed in harmony with the environment, its signature product line incorporates all the benefits of mountain plants and minerals with antioxidant and remineralizing properties. The menu of treatments is extensive and includes several packages. The Pure Altitude product line is available for purchase.
Dining ServicesFrançois Plantation Rum Bar & Restaurant pays epicurean homage to its predecessor, which was famed for its cuisine. Now under the direction of Chef Emmanuel Motte, it’s establishing its own fine reputation. The menu combines elegant traditional French dishes and heirloom Caribbean recipes. The setting is sophisticated – and romantic. The cozy bar stocks an extensive list of the region’s best rums. Breakfast is served in the François Plantation and at the poolside restaurant which also serves lighter fare and a selection of daily specials for lunch. A pair of parrot sweethearts Joho and Mahé hold court at the aptly named Parrot Bar. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy a tropical cocktail or a glass of Rosé.
Activities• Tennis off-site
• Kayak rental off-site
• Windsurfing off-site
• Boat tours and rental off-site
• Deep sea fishing off-site
• Scuba off-site
• Water skiing off-site
* All off-site activities are at an additional charge.
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