A secret Caribbean hotel in St Barths
Time is measured here in the romantic hum of a propeller plane.
It’s so quiet here, so serene, that the only indicator of the hours of the day is the periodic arrival and departure of the small planes that are the gateway to St Barths.
It’s easy to be lulled into the calm, the abundant beauty, the quivering palm trees, the indulgent absence of the busy and frenetic.
And even on the endlessly glamorous island of St Barths, where there is always action and energy, this place is a sanctuary.
The Ilets de la Plage are hidden behind Rémy de Haenen airport.
You turn right at the St Jean roundabout, enter a code on the keypad and drive down a winding gravel road, green fields on your left, the airport on your right.
And when you get here, you discover a tree-covered oasis – the best kept secret on the island of St Barths.
There are just 11 villas here, some one-bedroom bungalows right on the beach, others multi-bedrooms nestled in the hills, all just steps from the white sands of St Jean and all incredibly charming.
They are all equipped with kitchens, Nespresso machines, refrigerators and everything you need to enjoy what remains one of the most beautiful experiences in St Barths: visit the Super U and bring back the best French specialties directly in your villa.
There’s a simple and wonderful routine here: mornings with a book on the sand; strolls along the track; ti’ strikes just before dusk; dips in the palm-lined pool; evenings with fresh fish and wonderful baguettes and cheeses.
And comfort means you feel like you inhabit here, no matter how long you stay, temporarily weaving you into the tapestry of the French West Indies.
It’s a place that even for most St Barths remains a bit of a secret, a place that many know but many have never seen, a place that attracts travelers year after year as their on-time retreat. partial in St Barth.
This is St Barth as it was and as it still is.
But the best convenience is that feeling you get, looking at St Jean, that you’ve found a very, very special place.
And for a few days, or a week, or a month, it’s up to you.
To find out more, visit Les Ilets de la Plage.