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Hotel Carl Gustaf

Hotel Carl Gustaf, St. Barts

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Carl Gustaf

Rue des Normands
Gustavia, 97099, St. Bart's
TEL: 590 590 29 79 00
TEL: (866) 297-2153
French entrepreneur Jacques Laurent built the 14-room Hotel Carl Gustaf in 1991 after he had been vacationing with his family on St. Bart’s for years, which means that he knew the perfect spot for his idyllic island hideaway. Unlike most of the island’s top-tier properties, The Carl (as those in the know call it) isn’t right on the beach. Instead it occupies a spot on a steep hillside in the town of Gustavia, overlooking the main yacht-filled harbor. Each guest room has a private terrace with a plunge pool and panoramic ocean views, plus hand-carved beds and marble-tiled showers. The property has become known not just as a chic tropical retreat with a certain je ne sais quoi, but as one of the best places for sunset drinks on the entire isle. Try the signature cocktail: cognac, strawberry juice, and Champagne.

Room to Book:

Nos. 2 and 3 are away from the hotel's walkways and especially private.

Insider Tip:

The kitchen staff will pack you a picnic—complete with linens, silver, and crystal serving pieces—and deliver it to you anywhere on the island.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Beach Resort
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Concierge
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Seasonal
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms:

Number of Suites: 14

Year Opened: 1991



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