What’s new in St Barts?

This year in St Barts, several novelties are waiting for you to experience them. New bars, and restaurants, new hotels and villas, new activities and recreations… Let’s have a tour!

The Rock Bar @ Eden Rock

Among this year’s latest news, the Eden Rock in St Jean just opened a new bar, the Rock Bar. Enjoy the sunset while experiencing original cocktail creations and a special selection of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s most delicious tapas. Open daily from 5pm.

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Wellness Retreat @ Maison Blanc Bleu

First Wellness Retreat, December 1-8, 2016, led by Head of Wellness Aminata Clapson-Diop. It will take place in the brand new Maison Blanc Bleu, uphill Gouverneur. Yoga classes, relaxation, fitness-minded activities, spa treatments, meditation, personal consultations, but also boat trips, snorkelling and hiking will contribute to your wellness. Carefully-selected experts and instructors will ensure your wellbeing and show you a different side of St Barth. Fresh juices and organic food will accompany your meals. Informations

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Bar à jus / Juice Bar @Eden Rock

To complete the restaurant, a juice bar with a wide range of smoothies, shots or fresh-fruit juices was recently created.

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Le Barthelemy Hotel&Spa*****

The event of this year, regarding the luxury accomodation on this island, is the grand opening of the Barthelemy Hotel & Spa. Previously, this small hotel and restaurant had transformed the uninhabited wild Grand Cul-de-Sac to a magnificent haven-of-peace beach. It is with no surprise that the new owners’ will was to recreate and perpetuate such a peaceful sanctuary. And it is a successful achievement. Website
The Spa is more than just a relaxing place, but a real retreat for body and mind wellness. Elegant, classy, the Caribbean bright light crosses the atrium to break the line between indoor and outdoor. Other amenities include a hair salon, a nail bar, a hammam and an essential-oil rain shower experience.
The Le Barth restaurant welcomes hotel guests and locals for breakfasts and lunches with a light, fresh and carefree menu. The Aux Amis restaurant offers a creative and elegant island-inspired French cuisine at night, composed by Chef Guy Martin, in a both classy and casual setting.

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Le Marché de Sophie @ Le Papillon Ivre

Le Papillon Ivre, for good wine and home produce amateurs, is hosting all Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm the Marché au Papillon, a farmers market with fresh French regional products, seasonal fruits and vegetables, custom-cut cheese and charcuterie, and various organic products. A selection of healthy products that will bring the best excuse to taste a selection of excellent wines!

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The Heliophilia Toys

Heliophilia is an event design and boutique rental company in St. Barthelemy that serves up the most extraordinary and fun items to enhance your holidays and twist your events on the island. Brides, party-throwers, photographers, and stylists alike come to Heliophilia for inspiration. For your holidays or for an event, Heliophilia propose you a wide range of products for rental: inflatable pool toys, vintage drinkware, peacock chair… Get inspired! Heliophilia_Smart_Guide_St_Barth_villa_Ginger_1


Villa Marie Hotel

Located in the quiet and peaceful area of Colombier, these charming 21 bungalows and villa overlook the spectacular Baie des Flamands, in the heart of a vast a beautiful tropical garden. An outdoor swimming pool provides cool refreshment among luxuriant and exotic flowers and plantlife. The Pure Attitude Spa highlights the wealth of local botanicals. The restaurant, François Plantation offers a traditional cuisine, directly inspired from local flavors.

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Goodbye Do Brazil, hello Shellona!

If you are feeling nostalgic about the Do Brazil closing, you will soon rejoice when you will know that it is a change of ownership. The exceptional location on Shell Beach (Gustavia) will still welcome you for a warm and festive atmosphere, to enjoy the Caribbean Sea view, feet in the water, and invites you to taste an exotic cuisine with local flavors. Opening between 15 and 20 December 2016


Ultimate Center

Need to stay in good shape? Great news, Anse des Lézards Ultimate Center is St Barth’s first expert in personal training and coaching, using the latest high technologies such as Miha Bodytec, Huber Motion Lab and Vital Dome. Ultimate Center is dedicated to high technology and high-level sports coaching and personal training. Details

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