Christian Stan, at 16 Sep. 20, in Hotels, News, Sea View Hotels, Where to go next

Finally making its highly anticipated debut this October (after being put on hiatus due to the pandemic), the new Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf brings a supremely intimate and private experience to St. Bart’s. With privacy now at the forefront of the travel landscape, Hotel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf debuts a product fit to combat the concerns of current day travelers while delivering an unparalleled lavish island experience.

The hotel- the first Caribbean venture for France’s prestigious Barrière Group – features 23 suite, loft and villa-style accommodations, offering extreme privacy and discreet luxury.

An ideal retreat for travelers itching to make up for lost time and trips this season, the secluded escape captures the spirit of St. Bart’s through ultra-luxe accommodations, Michelin-starred Caribbean and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, and local open-air experiences highlighting the natural beauty of the West Indies. European and island styles are fused through Michelin-starred Caribbean and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, a renowned luxury spa program and local open-air experiences highlighting the natural beauty of the West Indies.

Hotel highlights:

  • St. Bart’s Most Sought After Accommodations: Designed by the famed Gilles & Boissier, the hotel’s 23 rooms include 13 cottages and two junior suites, all with their own terrace and private plunge pool. The redesign of this iconic property also features completely new loft and villa accommodations for elevated island escapes, including a private home with six bedrooms, pool and multiple terraces showcasing the stunning Caribbean Sea and Gustavia Harbor.
  • Michelin-Starred Chef: Anticipated to be the premier destination for sophisticated St. Bart’s dining, Le Carl Gustaf features Le Fouquet’s (the Paris-based, Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire restaurant) for French and Caribbean-infused cuisine and Shellona, (located on Shell Beach) for refreshing island-inspired bites (such as mahi-mahi fish cooked in coconut milk).

  • Caribbean Well-Being: The esteemed Diane Barrière Spa combines Parisian elegance with Caribbean well-being through treatments from notable French skincare brand Biologique Recherche. Easing both the body and mind onto island time, the spa menu boasts results-driven facials and soothing massages and body treatments. Providing the security of enhanced social distancing options, the hotel features elevated wellness experiences such as entirely privatePilates, yoga, aqua biking sessions and outdoor activities for guest who want to safely connect with the destination through sailing, snorkeling, and local excursions (such as visiting the Gustavia fish market with the chef to select provisions for that evening’s dinner).
  • Picture-Perfect Location: Overlooking the yacht-filled harbor and rolling hills of Gustavia, Le Carl Gustaf is within walking distance to the island’s most popular luxury boutiques and restaurants and is surrounded by a tropical garden that provides a tranquil haven for guests.

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