A Legendary Caribbean Resort Reborn in St Barth

st barth caribbean resort coverIt's one of the most iconic resorts in all of the Caribbean.

St Barth’s most iconic resort is making its long-awaited comeback this month. 

The Oetker Collection’s Eden Rock St Barths is set for its official reopening on Nov. 20, according to the company. 

The resort, set on the spectacular St Jean beach in St Barth, first opened its doors in the 1950s as one of the first true jet-set getaways. 

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A villa at the Eden Rock.

For years, it’s been the island’s signature place to stay, welcoming everyone from Greta Garbo and Gore Vidal to the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. 

While many of the resort’s popular villas have been open in the last two years, the resort itself has been shuttered since Hurricane Irma in 2017, having undertaken a large-scale reconstruction effort. 

“We are so looking forwards to greeting again our dear Guest-friends and have dozens of great surprises for them,” said Fabrice Moizan, general manager of the Eden Rock St Barths. “The rebuilt Eden Rock – St Barths will be stronger and better able to recover from any storm… whilst at the same time preserving its precious heritage commenced by Rémy de Haenen in 1953 and channeling the same unique one-of-a-kind atmosphere all as before.”

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The Corail room.

All of the rooms, villas and “houses” at the property have undergone a complete redesign and “replenishment,” according to the resort. 

 “Our family has chosen the option to remake or restore pretty much everything in all parts of Eden Rock – St Barths,” said owner Jane Matthews. “We continue to fix our sights on being world class and remaining there. In this ambition, we are so thankful to belong on this fantastic island. There is nowhere like it in the world.”  

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The resort is famous for its beach bar (photo by Laurent Benoit)

The hotel has also added three new rooms with sea views called Tristan, Arthur and Theodore, along with three new suites on the resort’s legendary “Rock.”

The Eden Rock has also remodeled its “superprime” villas, with six suites in Villa Rockstar and three suites in the new Villa Nina. 

The property also said it would continue its decades-long commitment to art, continuing a long commitment with the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Art. 

The brand-new Eden Spa will be set at the top of the Rock, with a new “yacht-on-land” themed sitting area and three cabins, with a menu of St Barth’s own Ligne St Barth. 

Superstar Chef Jean-Georges will continue to lead the culinary program, with a new Sand Bar restaurant, a new “Remy Bar,” named after the first owner of the property, and a new ER Beach Bar for those famous Eden Rock lunches. 

It’s a huge comeback for what remains the Caribbean’s true capital of luxury.

For more, visit the Eden Rock St Barths

— CJ

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