Le Bulletin October 2020

St. Barth is open to tourism


I’m happy to share that so many of our clients enjoyed an idyllic summer vacation on St. Barth. And now fall has arrived! Count me in with folks who feel September starts the “New Year.” These crisp days inspire us to begin planning for the months ahead, and we heartily recommend a November getaway to our beautiful little island. As shops, hotels and restaurants reopen for the season, everything is fresh and new. Come for the sea, the sun…for safety – and a sense of serenity. Our staff will be delighted to help you choose a villa to suit your lifestyle and budget, and our island team is there for you 24/7. A pair of special, and now annual, events are coming up: The St. Barth Gourmet Festival (November 11-15, 2020) and The Caribbean Journal Caribbean Rum Awards (November 10-15, 2020). So, two more reasons to come visit. Read more about these festivals below in Island News and find additional details on our website.

Peg Walsh - Founder

P.S. It’s not a minute to soon to book your accommodations for the Festive Season: Search New Year's Availability Here or email reservations@stbarth.com.

P.P.S. You’ll find regularly updated COVID-19 information on our website, here. Your safety is our priority.

Take in the beauty of St. Barth with this video as you dream of days to come. Can't wait to book? We're here at reservations@stbarth.com.


Private Villas

Now more than ever we can all appreciate the privacy, safety and tranquility that a private villa vacation offers.  Our portfolio includes options to suit every vacation-style and budget.

Start dreaming by visiting our villa pages filled with gorgeous photos and all the need-to-know details, and then reach out to our villa specialists—available via reservations@stbarth.com.

Considering a stay over the ever popular New Year's period? Search New Year's Availability Here.

Villa Les Roches
Villa Les Roches

Newly Listed - Villa Les Roches

This nothing-short-of-stunning newly built contemporary villa houses 5 en suite bedrooms, each with its own terrace. Air-conditioned throughout, it offers a media room, a mini-gym and a massage nook. The décor is Caribbean chic (and comfy) and conjures up the romantic West Indies of yore. Dream about swimming in the extra-long heated pool and relaxing with your beverage of choice in its picture-perfect pergola that faces the sea.

Enjoy St. Barth while working from home

Pictured: Home Office @ Villa Wake Up

Working from home these days? We are seeing a trend of clients reserving much longer stays. Your St. Barth Villa can work beautifully as your vacation home, your home office, a remote learning classroom - in short your sanctuary. We'll feature some terrific options in our next issue. Can't wait? Contact us at reservations@stbarth.com to find yours today.

Hotels of St. Barth

St. Barth Properties is honored to partner with many of the island’s most prestigious hotels. Take a look at our collection The Hotels of St. Barth. We look forward to all the hotels reopening soon, and we’ll keep you updated with the latest information including new packages and promotions. Have questions or wish to make a reservation? Reach out to our hotel specialists—available via reservations@stbarth.com.

Grand Opening - Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf

For decades this glam Gustavia hotel, named in homage to the King of Sweden, was known to its legion of devotees simply as “The Gustaf.” It was recently purchased by the French-based Barrière Hotel group, who, upon completing a stunning renovation, have announced its grand opening on October 15, 2020Felicitations Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf! We are pleased and proud to include it in our Hotel Collection. This 5 star property offers an elegant selection of 23 rooms and suites with views galore of the iconic harbor. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Fouquet’s Brasserie and leisurely seaside lunches at Shellona. Located on nearby Shell Beach, which is also home to the hotel’s beach club (transport provided), Shellona is a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of rosé or your favorite cocktail as well. Hotel amenities include a sumptuous spa. For all the details or to make your reservation, contact one of our Hotel Specialists at reservations@stbarth.com.

Island News

Calling all Foodies!

The seventh annual St.  Barth’s Gourmet Festival  will be held on November 11-15, 2020. We love their slogan: “Saint Barthélemy, The Art of Being an Island.” The festival celebrates French gastronomy while embracing St. Barth’s own culinary traditions, and our delish fish – fresh from the ocean. Participating island restaurants will each welcome one of seven esteemed chefs from France to collaborate in the creation of unique multi-course menus with optional wine pairings. The festival includes some fun events like the Café Waiters’ Race and an Amateurs Pastry Competition for kids, “Petites Toques St Barth” – with samples for sale. Complete details are on our website, and we’d be delighted to make your reservations.

But wait! There’s more! The Gourmet Festival coincides with the return of The Caribbean Journal Rum Awards Festival (November 10-15, 2020). The Caribbean is the home of rum – it’s where it was invented, and The Caribbean Journal wanted to give this elixir some love. They’ve partnered with Christopher Davis’ Rhum Room. (Davis’ Gustavia bar boasts the world’s most extensive selection of Caribbean rums, including rhum Agricole. Made from sugar cane, it’s special to the French-speaking islands.) There’ll be additional events and tastings galore. See details on our website.

Food, Glorious Food

Featured Restaurant - Santa Fe

Santa Fe – Mexican food? No, non, nope. Think escargot, Dover sole, moules frites, in a casual setting that includes a giant tank full of langouste waiting to be “chosen.” Hillside in Lurin, its lunches come with panoramic views and tropical breezes. Guests can enjoy a relaxing and romantic candlelit dinner on the patio. And the name? Just one that the original owner took a fancy to. Santa Fe is an island institution, celebrating its 50th anniversaire and under the stewardship of the current owner David and a savvy staff that includes the culinary virtuoso Alix, you’ll be assured of exceptional hospitality.

Reopened for the season on September 20, 2020. Serving lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesdays.

Concierge Corner

This dynamic duo can secure an intimate table à deux at the island’s top restaurants and book just about anything from a private chef, bachelorette party, or a babysitter, to a beach picnic. Take a hike? Well, they’ll tell you where, when, and with whom. What would round out your dream vacation? Sailing, snorkeling, shopping? Take a look at services offered. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!

Laura Commaret
On-Island Concierge
Julia Hurd
USA Concierge


“Our Guests Say...”

From one of our guests who enjoyed an August villa vacation:

We had such a great time! Thank you so much for all you did to help make that time great. We LOVED the catered beach picnic, and also the day at Manapany. We will definitely do those again! We look forward to coming back….

Renee, Winston-Salem, NC
Guests at Villa Kuban

What say you? We’d love to hear about your favorite beach, restaurant or island experience. And if you have photos you’d like to share – even better!

Villa for Sale by St. Barth Properties Sotheby's International Realty

Villa Canne à Sucre – Marigot
Offered at € 2,500,000

Will this be the year you realize your dream of owning a villa on St. Barth? Our island sales office is “Open for Business,” and Directrice Pascale Minarro-Baudouin would be delighted to assist.

This charming, contemporary, and just-a-bit-rustic 3 bedroom villa in Marigot will surely appeal to nature lovers. A vegetable garden is a delightful addition to the surrounding au naturel foliage and tropical flowers. The stone-encircled swimming pool is the focal point of a deck that’s ideal for relaxing and alfresco dining. Canne à Sucre, with its fit-for-a-chef kitchen, super-sized wine cellar and an outdoor wood-fired stove (think poolside pizza nights), will thrill foodies. The air-conditioned interior includes a spacious living room and dining area. All 3 bedrooms have en suite baths (and there is a guest bath); two are in the main house and one is housed in an adjacent guest bungalow.