Fabulous St BarthsStyle, spirit and casual elegance
Destination: St Barths, Caribbean
Vacation: Beach celebrity
Seeking: Freedom and elegance
Highlight: White sand glamour
Rising from the cerulean blues looking like the most exotic of Bond locations Eden Rock St Barths has flirted with the glamorous stars of stage and screen for decades and is now reknowned the world over for being one of the go-to resorts in the Caribbean, and one of the best hotels in St Barts, for those looking for safety and freedom in the most sylish of settings.
With its spectacular location in St Jean Bay, Eden Rock St Barths has been the byword for one-of-a-kind hospitality ever since mercurial French Caribbean aviator adventurer and occasional treasure-seeker Rémy de Haenen first welcomed guests to his Eden Rock home on the ocean, during the 1950s. The place quickly established itself as the preferred private and discreet bolt-hole of many glamorous Hollywood characters who quickly became friends of St Barths. Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo, Robert Mitchum, Gore Vidal, Baron Rothschild, David and Peggy Rockefeller and Princess Lee Radziwill, to name but a few of the beautiful and talented men and women who’ve briefly made this Caribbean luxury resort their home.
Eden Rock St Barths is located on a rocky promontory surrounded by white sandy beaches – in total this beautiful tropical island boasts 14 stunning white sand beaches – gin clear sea and amazing coral reefs full of colorful wild sea life. At the very heart of the island St Jean invites guests to stroll to the shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants situated in the village nearby.
Eden Rock St Barths is also an ideal destination for families, offering relaxation, play and pleasure. The hotel welcomes children of all ages providing them with a wide variety of fun games and activities from bodyboarding to sandcastle-building.
Voted ‘Best Hotel in The World’ by Condé Nast Traveller in 2016 Eden Rock has fully remade itself since Hurricane Irma passed over the island in September 2017 and there is now so much on offer at Eden Rock St Barths there’s even a dedicated app. Created for Eden Rock guests, clients and friends, InsidER helps you find everything from local activities, to restaurant recommendations, daily news, current events, art and books selection, daily weather forecasts, local issues and flavorful menus. You can keep in touch with Eden Rock St Barths when planning your next vacation, or during your stay, or simply to feel like you’re close when you’re back home wishing your toes were still planted firmly in the soft white sand….
- Beach glamour 100% 100%
- Discrete beauty 100% 100%
- Elegance 100% 100%
- Stunning beaches 100% 100%
“Eden Rock St Barths truly the ultimate retreat! This hotel is beyond amazing! We have traveled the world and this place is truly the ultimate retreat!! Great location on the beach, impeccable service, attentive staff, amazing restaurant, simply the best! We’ve been staying at Eden Rock for many years now and the level of service is just unbelievable. Fabrice and his team are like our friends, they greet us at the airport when we arrive and take us to the airport when we depart, the service is just wow! Every day Fabrice walks around the restaurant and on the beach to greet his guests and make sure everything is perfect. Now that is service – perfect service!! Many thanks to everyone at ER for making our vacation the best ever, as always!!” Tripadvisor Review
Best food & drink
1. Black truffle & fontina pizza
A table at Eden Rock’s restaurant and bars is a priority reservation for epicureans. The Sand Restaurant and Rémy Bar and the Bar on the Beach nearby, gleam in the reflected blue of the Caribbean. Cuisine is masterminded by world-famous Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten who exemplifies a career made stellar with the successful development of Michelin-starred kitchens and restaurants from NYC to Chicago to Tokyo and São Paulo and by writing seminal cookery books as well as presenting TV cooking shows.
Entirely rebuilt and revamped, the Sand Bar is more than ever the culinary heart of the hotel. Its unique setting retains St Barths’ character and laid-back beach style. Try the Black Truffle & Fontina pizza, selection of caviars and Dover Sole Meuniere. The cuisine at Eden Rock alone makes it one of the best hotels in St Barts.
2. Banana & Chocolate
Named after Eden Rock’s first and only other owner before the Matthews family the brand-new Rémy Room & Bar honors the founder’s fabulously wild pioneering spirit. Sample the finest mixology and try one of Eden Rock St Barths’ indulgent drinks, including Banana & Chocolate made with Diplomatico Mantuano rum cooked “sous-vide” with banana, orange and honey bitter and chocolate bitter.
3. Roasted St Bart’s lobster
Being the most iconic sandy stretch of St Barths, St Jean Beach is a safe haven when it comes to paddle-boarding in the clear-blue sea, snorkeling around the coral reefs, or relaxing under the pervasive warm sun. Redesigned and remade, the new ER Beach Bar offers ultimate luxury and comfort all around the newly tiered sundeck set directly onto the beach and then beyond where floats the unmissably much photographed ERock raft.
Nothing has been left to chance in order to connect with the requirements of beach lovers. This from Wi-Fi upticks and ergonomic sun loungers to delicious cocktail creations plus tasty gastronomy being either healthy or snacky.
Try the fresh wood oven roasted St Bart’s lobster.
Eden Rock St Barths has been created so you can travel to another world where your daily hustle can’t touch you. From the exquisitely designed accommodation overflowing with understated class and elegance, to the tranquil settings of the bars and restaurants to the natural wonders everywhere you look, this is a trip of a lifetime destination. Although, Eden Rock St Barths is such an unforgettable Caribbean paradise that you’ll find it hard to leave – and the prospect of visiting just the once will seem unthinkable.
With 37 differing rooms, suites and villas of stylish individuality located on the rock or dotted along the beach or set within the lush beachside gardens Eden Rock St Barths offers tropical luxury on another level and is unarguably one of the best hotels in St Barts. The interiors of all the accommodations express personal luxury with rich and varied materials, fine artworks, libraries of books and Ligne St Barth amenities.
The island itself has fourteen glorious white sand beaches to explore, and there’s an abundance of history and tales of adventurers, celebrities and prominent figures to uncover.
From the setting, to the stories to the unique places you can stay everything at Eden Rock St Barths is perfectly aligned to transport you to a world of wonder and wanderlust.
A trip to Eden Rock St Barths wouldn’t be complete without time well spent at its luxurious Eden Spa.
Enjoy treatments and magical massages using artisanal Ligne St Barth products at the brilliant and brand-new Eden Spa taking up residence inside the top of the Rock where the legend began. The new yacht-on-land themed sitting room and three discreet cabins are an invitation to guests to enjoy a genuine Luxe Spa Caribbean journey.
The secrets within Eden Rock’s spa treatments lie in the use of perfectly natural ingredients combined with expert techniques to achieve harmony and the soothing of the senses. A sophisticated union that delivers true island well-being and beauty.
Succumb to treatments and massages by Ligne St Barth. Give your skin the ultimate glow with HydraFacial patented technology and tighten your skin with Exilis Ultra 360. Say goodbye to fat cells using cryolipolysis technology with CoolSculpting and tone your entire body with EMSculpt. These high-technology medical spa treatments are provided under the local supervision of Dr Havet.
After a blissful day by the pool or on the beach you can also visit the Sun Spa by Esthederm on the beach dedicated to before and after sun exposure.
When you feel like a break from the sun and the sea (or more likely you just have the urge to shop) step inside the expanded Eden Being boutique, stocked with the latest designs and fashion for men, women and children. Effortless cool comes in the guise of On the Island bikinis, Etro dresses in colorful prints, elegant kaftans signed Missoni, bohemian dresses by Zimmerman, must-haves from internationally acclaimed designers Chloé, Vita Kin, and Linda Farrow. Men are also spoilt for choice with timeless swim shorts and must-have Brazilian beach bats from Frescobol Carioca or cool shades by Chromehearts.
Discover new collaborations offering bespoke products only available from the super-stylish boutique. Exclusive capsule collections of men’s fashion from Orlebar Brown, ER watches by Hublot, diamond bracelets by Chopard, and boho-chic pieces from Alexis. Stella McCartney has also designed a line for Eden Kids, and you can shop the acclaimed Off White Collection for St Barths and fine leathers from Anya Hindmarch.
And once you’re finished shopping (we’ll rephrase – when you’re ready for an intermission from shopping) take in some of Eden Rock St Barths legendary art. The E Rock Art Collection numbers around 400 pictures many of them by artists from the New York Academy of Art plus local and European artists’ work too.
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