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February 2012

St Barth’s,
between sea
and luxury

If you dread the Club Med spirit or the holiday villages that give the Caribbean an unfortunate reputation, you imagine that going to St. Barth’s is like going to a resort on a Mediterranean island. Swap the cobalt blue for a curaçao, raise the temperature by ten degrees, sprinkle with a bi of tropical vegetation…And as for the rest, the discreet charm of Europe is brought to you. The finesse and freshness of the cuisine is a true mark of the attention and the intimate side of the hotels – a real gift for the senses and morale.

Discovered by Christopher Columbus, in 1493, the island was baptized in honour of his brother, Bartolomeo.
Since January 1st, 2012,
the island of Lesser Antilles is a Country and an overseas territory ( PTOM).
Peak:
monrne of Vitet (286 m)




Textes : Marie Le Fort

Inhabitants : 9000
Area : 24 km2
Capital : Gustavia
Languages : french (official), creole, english

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La Banane


La Banane

La Banane exults in tropical colors, art and modern furniture. “It took us back to basics: rediscovering the spirit of a house incarnate, slowly revealing the essence of a place. Like the fruit, ‘La Banane’ is revealed bit by bit,” explains Jean-Marc Israël and Benjamin Fabbri, both collectors and fine aesthetes.  From the first impulsion, the hotel became a labour of love, bringing each detail the level of attention required to create a maison d’auteur. Graphics by Ich&Kar, exceptional pieces by Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé, exotic woods that provide a surface for green anise, raspberry red, and ripe yellow textiles make up a simple and elegant décor.
www.labanane.com

Isle de France


Isle de France

The Isle de France hotel is a happy blend of a neo-colonial dream, a home with South African accents and a large household with a blue and white charm. Mounted on the steps of this old West Indian house, the colonial architecture of the hotel borders the sea at the end of the corridor. An invitation to venture into the blue horizon, reflected in the polished concrete floor. Feet in the sand, on the other hand, the beach restaurant serves a ‘minute grilled’ catch of the day, accompanied by a mountain of greens. Protected from the sun, the colonial spirit of the place is like a dream at the hottest hour of the day: airy spaces, natural ventilation, framed drawings and objects chosen with care.
www.isle-de-france.com

 

 

Bonito


Bonito

An address hounded for its ceviches and other exquisitely prepared fish, Bonito is THE restaurant that counts. Run by French chef Laurent Cantineau, he has returned to the island kitchens after ten years in Venezuela and offers up colorful dishes with South American accents. The décor has a contemporary colonial-chic vibe with white woodwork, large cream canapés and rattan suspensions. Open to the elements, Bonito overlooks Gustavia while remaining protected from the flow of pedestrians. A serious benchmark for gourmets.
www.ilovebonito.com

 

 

 

 

 

The Fisherman Restaurant


The Fisherman Restaurant

Here, the catch of the day is spelled on a slate. Luxury is sometimes the easiest thing in the world, especially in the hands of chef Jean-Luc Grabowski, an enthusiast and strong supporter of local cuisine. Working closely with the fishermen of the island, he garnishes each fillet with fresh vegetables and a sauce vierge, and accepts weekly appointments: on Wednesday it’s aioli, on Friday, bouillabaisse! In this sleek decor by Christian Liaigre, everything fits in and around the plate with simplicity. Is this the new face of cuisine?
www.lesereno.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Teman


Villa Teman

The epitome of prestige on the island of St. Bartholomew, these precious villas come straight from the imagination of architects Wolfgang Ludes and Olivier Dain. In harmony with nature, they assume a minimalist architecture borrowed from “Tropical Modernism.” Inspired by a neo-Balinese look with its lakes and lush vegetation, the Villa Teman looms over the Bay of Saint-Jean. Furnished according to modern codes of design, the fluidity of the elements and more are reminiscent of spaces designed by Giorgio Armani and Christian Liaigre…

Villa SCL


Villa SCL

A popular destination for jet set Americans, St. Barth’s is besieged by celebrities who intend to live their dreams with eyes wide open. But when you are called Abramovich, or Johnny Halliday, George Clooney, Paul McCartney or Usher, the bidding quickly reaches the height of luxury, attention and customized service. The spaces are open yet private, with interior courtyards, gardens, and beaches, Villa SCL is the preserve of sleek luxury, minimal lines, space and soothing rooms. With the best sound system, it exists naturally with the murmur of the breeze.

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