There’s a major new luxury hotel on tiny St. Barth: Villa Marie.
The self styled “tropical chic” five-star property is the brainchild of the Sibuet family, whose Maisons and Hotels Sibuet label is on a host of hotels in the Alps (like Les Fermes de Marie in Megeve and Altapura in Val Thorens) and the South of France (Villa Marie Saint Tropez and La Bastide de Marie in Provence).
And their first Caribbean hotel is a stunner, with 18 unique, colorful villas and bungalows, a lush tropical garden and a “Pure Altitude” Spa that’s a signature of all Sibuet hotels.
The restaurant gets its name from the Francois Plantation that once sat on the site of the Villa Marie, serving classic St. Barth South of France-meets-the-West-Indies fare led by Chef Emmanuel Motte.
And then there’s the bar, with an emphasis on rums from around the Caribbean and Cuban cigars.
In other words, your kind of hotel.
Villa Marie is on our list of the best St Barts hotels.