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Eden Rock

Eden Rock, St-Jean

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Two Vongerichten-overseen restaurants
  • chic clientele
  • beach setting
  • stylish facilities
  • walk to shopping and restaurants

    Cons

  • Some suites are noisy because of proximity to street

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Eden Rock Review

Even on an island known for gourmet cuisine and luxury hotels, this iconic property stands out—thanks to its two Jean-Georges Vongerichten eateries, spacious rooms, stunning bay views, and cosseting service. St. Barth's first hotel, Eden Roc opened in the 1950s on the craggy bluff that splits Baie de St-Jean, and since then has not only kept up with the times, but evolved into one of the island's top properties (and a favorite with celebs who'd rather relax than make the papers.) Each of the hotel's 34 unique rooms, suites, and villas is tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed, with plasma TVs and high-speed Internet. Large bathrooms have either deep soaking tubs or walk-in showers; all have loads of fluffy towels and Bulgari amenities. The beachfront villas are magnificent and sleep up to eight, with full kitchens and beautifully appointed modern living areas. Two enormous (two- and three-bedroom) superdeluxe villas each come complete with two private pools, an art gallery, butler service, private cinema, and use of a Mini Cooper. There is a well-equipped gym and menu of more than a dozen different spa and wellness services that can be brought right to your room. Eden Rock's two restaurants "The On The Rocks" and "The Sand Bar" teamed with world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in 2012. The breakfast buffet, included in the rate, is terrific and reserved for hotel guests only.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Baie de St-Jean, St-Jean, 97133 | Map It
  • Phone: 0590/29–79–99; 877/563–7015 in U.S.
  • Website:
  • Location: St-Jean

    Hotel Details

  • 32 rooms, 2 villas.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Closed Aug. 29–Oct. 17.
Updated: 03-04-2014

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    Eden Rock Review

    We spent 5 days here in September 2010 and we cannot say enough good things about the hotel. We were picked up at the airport and brought to check-in which was in the lovely lobby decorated with French antiques on top of the rock where we were served water and champagne. Then we were taken to our suite on the beach where we were brought a chilled bottle of French wine and light appetizers. Our room was gorgeous- we had the Colibri suite, which has a very spacious terrace and enourmous windows overlooking the sea. The hotel restaurant is one of the best on the island,lunch is stupendous and breakfast is something to look forward to- the chef even makes his own dougnuts. The service too was tremendous, the front desk handled everything from car rental problems to restaurant reservations to having to take an emergency ferry rather than plane to St Maarten with courtesy and grace. The construction was ongoing at the time of our stay, and while it was not ideal, the hotel more than made up for it with extremely reduced rates and the most wonderful service on the beach- a waiter would walk by every few minutes with fruit skewers or cookies (all free) offering to do anything for us.

    Eden Rock does not come cheaply, but I felt the overall experience was well worth the price tag. Everything about this hotel was unique and truly magical.

    by stephenbrown, 9/18/10

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