Best hotels and hostels in St-Barthélemy

  • Top ChoiceLodging in St-Jean

    Eden Rock

    Spilling onto St-Jean's powder-white beach from a craggy bluff, this legendary luxury hotel has bedded the moneyed and famous since the 1950s and just underwent a complete post-Irma-drubbing revamp. As befits such a posh spot, even the most 'basic' of the 37 seaview suites and villas dazzle with style and mod-cons, including Nespresso machines and Ligne St Barth toiletries.

  • Lodging in Anse de Grande Saline

    Fleur de Lune

    Situated 900m from Plage de Saline, this is a rambling boho-chic cocoon. Each of the rooms and bungalows has its own character, handpicked designer furniture and unique features like an outdoor shower, a private deck with Jacuzzi or an outdoor living room. Meet other guests in the outdoor lounge overlooking the minuscule pool with a free aperitif.

  • Lodging in St-Barthélemy

    Hôtel Le Toiny

    Draped across a seafacing hillside on St-Barth's eastern Côte Sauvage (Wild Coast), these 22 villas flaunt massive and ultraprivate suites with flower-flanked private pools and terraces with gorgeous bay views. Furnishings are sumptuous and oversized, kitchenettes cleverly concealed in armoires. A shuttle service runs 400m to the beach club for lunch and lounging (beware of strong currents).

  • Lodging in Flamands

    Cheval Blanc

    If you're searching for a cocoon-like sanctum where daily stresses melt away, the White Horse is it. Set to reopen in late 2019, this glamourous pit stop has 61 units dotted around the tropical gardens or overlooking the white sand of St-Barth's longest beach; many have private Jacuzzis or pools. Its divine spa includes treatments in a garden pavilion.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Gustavia

    Sunset Hotel

    Sunset across from the ferry terminal is an excellent budget pick. Its 10 rooms are simple but clean and come with fridges; pricier ones have stunning harbor and sunset views but also street noise. Breakfast (€8) is served on the panoramic terrace. Two caveats: it's on the 3rd floor, with no lift/elevator, and wi-fi is in public areas only.

  • Lodging in Anse de Grande Saline

    Salines Garden Cottages

    Inland on the Grande Saline’s parched terrain, five semidetached cottages – each styled after one of owners Laurence and Jean-Phillipe's favorite surf spots around the world: Essaouira, Pavones, Padang Padang, Cap Ferret and Waikiki – huddle around a small plunge pool shaded by pandanus trees. Some units have kitchenettes. It's a short walk from three excellent restaurants.

  • Lodging in Grand Cul-de-Sac & Pointe Milou

    Le Sereno

    Back in business after getting wiped out by Hurricane Irma, this luxe contender was rebuilt using sustainable wood and stone and is a class act. Good-sized units have breezy design and energy-saving high-tech touches. Relax by the pool, swim with turtles in the bay, paddle around in a kayak or enjoy a gourmet meal in the stunning alfresco restaurant.

  • Lodging in St-Jean

    Pearl Beach Hotel

    Tropical gardens, tiled rooms with four-poster beds, sublime views of the sea and a prime location on St-Barth's most action-packed beach are among the assets of this newcomer. The pool is open around the clock in case you feel like combating jet lag with a 2am swim. The location below the airport runway should appeal to plane-spotters.

  • Lodging in Flamands

    Auberge de la Petite Anse

    As the snaking road starts to peter out at the far end of Flamands, the 16 apartments spread over eight semidetached bungalows with terraces overlooking the cerulean waters come into view. If you fancy a dip, the nearest beach is a 200m walk east. Two-night minimum stay.

  • Lodging in St-Jean

    Hotel Le Village St Barth

    Comfort, charm and atmosphere: this place has the lot. Accommodations vary from standard hotel rooms to traditional cottages with mahogany furniture, kitchenette and wraparound patio. A real hit is the dazzling infinity pool, with stunning ocean views. It’s a 250m walk uphill from the beach.

  • Lodging in St-Barthélemy

    Hotel Le P'tit Morne

    High on the hill overlooking the northern coastline and small islands scattered offshore, Le P’tit Morne has a fantastic clutch of cliffside cottages with fully equipped kitchens, private terraces, and shared swimming pool and barbecue facilities. It's a steep 1km stroll to the secluded beach at Anse de Colombier.

  • Lodging in Grand Cul-de-Sac & Pointe Milou

    Hotel Les Ondines Sur La Plage

    Keep an eye out for sea turtles popping up for air from the terrace of your spacious suite at this hypercasual beachfront charmer. You'll sleep safely in units featuring hurricane-proof concrete-frame beds, full kitchen and sitting area. Hang out – cold Carib beer in hand – by the palm-fringed pool or hit the calm sea with a free kayak or SUP.

  • Lodging in Lorient

    Hotel Les Mouettes

    Opening onto Lorient's sands, this small, family-owned seven-unit compound has you sleeping in well-kept bungalows dressed in soft whites and pastels. Sea-facing terraces come with outdoor kitchenettes cleverly concealed by motorized roll-up blinds (a supermarket is steps away).

  • Lodging in Grand Cul-de-Sac & Pointe Milou

    Hôtel Christopher

    One of the swankiest options on the island, the Christopher has 42 streamlined rooms and suites with sea views, a small spa and two restaurants: the casual Mango and fine-dining Christo. It sits on a rocky shore without a beach, but the vast free-form pool – complete with palm-studded 'island' and timber-decked poolside bar – is a fair trade.

  • Lodging in Flamands

    Auberge de Terre-Neuve

    On the way down into Flamands, this cluster of cottages is a great affordable option if you don't mind not being right on the beach (it's a 650m walk down a steep hill). The apricot-colored cabins have basic but comfy furniture, sparkling white tiles, kitchenettes and spacious furnished terraces. Rates include a rental car.