Fodor's Expert Review Christopher
Pointe Milou, n/a St. Barthélemy, 97133, St. Barthélemy
This longtime favorite of European families delivers a high standard of professionalism and courteous service. Supercomfortable renovated rooms are stuffed with unpretentious but luxurious touches like soaking tubs, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and specially commissioned 780-thread-count linens, using environmentally sensitive materials. Each unit has a private front deck with a lounge bed, perfect for relaxing with a book. Set in lush, mature tropical gardens facing the rocky shore of tony Point Milou, the huge infinity pool brings the liquid horizon up to your toes; its shallow side is a dream for small kids (it has an alarm at night for safety). Book a treatment in the chic waterfront Sisley spa, or soak in the Japanese bath. An ample buffet breakfast and first-rate gastronomic dinners are served in a lovely modern pavilion. Lunch is a waterfront barbecue with fun live music, and yummy drinks come from the poolside bar. There's even 24-hour room service for light bites and meals. Most appreciated are the remarkably moderate prices.
- comfortable elegance
- reasonable price
- on the water but not on a beach
- three-night minimum
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.–mid-Oct., Free breakfast