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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

My Favorite Honeymoon Resort in St-Barths: Cheval Blanc


The Caribbean is full of iconic and romantic islands. St-Barthelemy (otherwise known as St-Barths) is an unequaled treasure. This charming island merges an extravagant French style with a sultry island hideaway. The dreamy setting assures that St Barths is the destination of choice for A-Listers. It delivers a laid-back tempo, designer shops, and excellent restaurants. St Barths is perfect if your dream honeymoon comprises R&R, romance, and yachts. With countless luxury resorts and leagues of white sand beaches, it is ideal for discerning couples. My favorite honeymoon hotel in St Barths is Cheval Blanc.


Location

The barefoot rhythm of the West Indies is alive at Cheval Blanc. Lying on Flamands Bay, one of the island's best beaches, the resort has 61 gorgeous appointed rooms, suites, and villas obscured in luxuriant gardens or with dramatic sea views.


Getting to St-Barths:

There are no direct flights to St-Barths. You must fly into St Maarten and take a commuter plane (19 passengers or less) or private jet to St-Barths. Since getting to St-Barths is so involved, I recommend spending a few days in St Maarten to break up the travel.


Rooms at Cheval Blanc

Sitting directly on Flamands Beach, straddled over the Caribbean with stunning sea views, or hidden in the gardens, all the rooms and suites at Cheval Blanc will take your breath away with their gorgeous views, luxurious amenities, and spacious surroundings. The rooms at Cheval Blanc comprise the Tropical Room (645 sq ft) to the 5-bedroom Villa de France (6997 sq ft).


Jessie's Cheval Blanc Room Recommendations

Budget-Friendly: Tropical Room

The Tropical Rooms overlook the lush gardens of the Maison. This room is awash in soft light and measures 645 sq ft, and it features a bathroom equipped with a rain shower and a private terrace. It is an excellent choice for a quiet hideaway for a calming escape in a Caribbean ambiance.


Elegant Upgrade: Hillside Bungalow

Roosted on the peak of St-Barths hills overseeing the Maison, the Hillside Bungalows presents a panoramic vista of the Caribbean Sea.

The beach is a five-minute trek down a 60-step walkway through the gardens. If you have mobility issues, there are better choices than a Hillside Bungalow. The terrace features a private pool offering splendid views over the turquoise horizon. The 700 sq ft room hosts a large bathroom with a bathtub and rain shower.


Splurge-Worthy Suite: Beach Suite

The beach suites lie directly on Flamands Beach. This 1,300 sq ft suite offers breathtaking water views; it boasts an adorable bedroom with a lavish separate dressing room and an ensuite bathroom. Multiple relaxation areas comprise a living room with a large balcony with sun loungers and a private infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The suite comes with the dedicated services of a Majordome, ministering to your every need and desire.


Gastronomy at Cheval Blanc


There are two dining outlets at Cheval Blanc St-Barths and one bar.


La Case

Fascinated by the compelling appeal of the French West Indies, celebrity French chef Jean Imbert found inspiration in the locals. La Case is more modern than ever, without forfeiting the simple things in life. The menu highlights Caribbean cuisine, treating the taste buds to abundant flavors. The responsibly sourced seafood is appreciated raw. Spices improve the flavors of the meat, while herbs subtly complete each vegetable dish. Caribbean fruits and cocoa form the mouthwatering nature of the desserts.


La Cabane

La Cabane offers stunning views of the bay and a welcoming atmosphere; it is the ideal beach restaurant in the sunshine. La Cabane is more relaxed and provides the perfect spot to enjoy fresh salads and burgers.


White Bar

Whether under the shade of sun hats or glowing in the sunset, the White Bar serves stylish tropical vibes. You will find eight signature cocktails served in an intimate atmosphere. The bar is open daily from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.


Wellness at Cheval Blanc

Seconds turn to hours, and hours turn to days. Resurrection, peace, and revitalization beckon the exhausted. The Guerlain Spa is a haven for the body, mind, and spirit—rare beauty rituals by Guerlain. Celebrating true island indulgence, the exotic pavilion is ideal for four-hand massages for two.

Jessie's Cheval Blanc St-Barths Pros:

  • The rooms and suites rank among the best in the Caribbean.

  • It is one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

  • It sits on one of the most beautiful beaches in St-Barths.

  • The service is impeccable.

  • The restaurants offer an incredible dining experience.


Jessie's Cheval Blanc St-Barths Cons:

  • The resort is expensive.

  • While the restaurants are sublime, the choices can be limited since only two exist.

  • If you are looking for a party atmosphere, you will not find it at Cheval Blanc.

  • The resort is family-friendly.

  • St-Barths is not easily reachable.


Jessie's Cheval Blanc Rating

(Rating Scale: 5 Superb, 4 Great, 3 Good, 2 Not Acceptable & 1 Awful)


Location: 4.5 out of 5

Culinary: 4.75 out of 5

Rooms: 5 out of 5

Service: 5 out of 5

Spa: 4.5 out of 5


Total: 4.75 out of 5


Cheval Blanc is one of the world's most beautiful and luxurious resorts. If you are looking for a honeymoon full of luxury and romance on a stunning Caribbean island, Cheval Blanc is the place for you.


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