Hotels in St. Bart's
This Caribbean island has fewer hotels than most (there were about 30 at last count). Thankfully, there are no massive resorts or uber-tall buildings as all the hotels in St. Bart's are designed according to French communal law. While some hotels in St. Bart's drop their prices during the off-season, most remain quite pricey. In return, you get fabulous, boutique-style amenities, everything from poolside fashion shows to Molton Brown bath products. You have the choice of whether you want to be at the center of the action—if so, look to the hotel options in Baie de St. Jean—or in a more secluded setting. In Baie de St. Jean, Eden Rock is by far one of the best hotels in St. Bart's. Here, luxe rooms afford stunning views of the bay. Another gem is the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, located right on Baie des Flamands, the island's longest, widest beach. For the utmost in privacy, consider booking one of the sprawling hillside villas. St. Bart's is nothing if not a scene, but it's one you can join and then retreat.