Maisons and Hotels Sibuet’s first property outside of mainland France is located on the beautiful French island of St Barths. The small hotel of 21 cottages / rooms is named after the label’s much loved property of the same name in St Tropez. The hotel is located above Flamands Bay with incredible views of the island and the ocean and close to the the famous Colombier beach, which is only accessible by foot or boat.
This charming property exudes laidback luxury in its design by Jocelyne Sibuet, combining elements of Caribbean flair, British colonial style and French art de vivre. The individually designed and spacious rooms are decorated with vibrant touches of turquoise, bougainvillea pink and canary yellow with inspiration taken from Indonesia, North Africa and Spain. The relaxing design of the rooms is in keeping with the tropical surroundings and enhanced by objets d’art. The hotel is home to Sibuet’s signature Pure Altitude Spa and the bar stocks one of the finest collections of rum on St Barths.
Formerly the Hotel François Plantation, the hotel was known as one of the island’s most famous culinary hotspots – a tradition that the Sibuet family is developing once again with Villa Marie St Barths’ restaurant, combining local Caribbean cuisine with Mediterranean inspired dishes. Owned and run by the Sibuet family for 34 years, Maisons & Hotels Sibuet are amongst the finest hotels in some of the most beautiful areas of France. The collection is one of Europe’s most innovative labels and includes ten hotels in the French Alps, Lyon and the South of France including Domaine de la Baume, a renovated 18th century guesthouse once owned by the artist Bernard Buffet and Cour de Loges, a five star hideaway in Lyon. The properties are characterised by their unique design, attention to detail and sensational gourmet offerings, as well as Pure Altitude – the group’s award-winning spa brand.
Rates start from £400 for a classic bungalow and from £1,000 per night for a villa, including airport transfers www.saint-barth.villamarie.fr