Fodor's Expert Review Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

B.P. 612 Baie des Flamands, Anse des Flamands, n/a St. Barthélemy, 97098, St. Barthélemy Fodor's Choice

Nestled along a pristine white-sand beach, in tropical gardens, or on a hillside, the spacious rooms, suites, and villas of this intimate, casual, and refined resort are private and luxurious. Vintage French decor with touches of the signature Cheval Blanc rose and taupe, marble baths (some with freestanding tubs), and an understated glamour are in tune with the gorgeous surroundings. Service is attentive and detail-oriented; there is even a custom Guerlain fragrance that wafts through the resort. Options range from large single rooms and beyond-fabulous beachfront suites to bungalows that can accommodate six. Four new one-bedroom suites are under construction for 2017. The beachside La Case de l'Isle restaurant serves fine nouvelle cuisine on a pretty veranda. A stunning and serene spa features treatments and products by Guerlain, the state-of-the-art Technogym has gorgeous sea views and personal trainers, there's a 69-foot yacht for exploring private coves and cays, and a little boutique carries great beachwear. The resort is now owned by LVMH, the luxury goods holding company.


  • prime beach location
  • terrific management
  • great spa
  • excellent restaurant


  • car needed to get around
  • one day you'll have to leave this paradise


On the beach


Phones: 0590-27–61–81


40 rooms, suites, villas, and bungalows
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.–mid-Oct., Free breakfast
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