From a gourmet picnic on the exclusive crystal clear turquoise beaches to water sports in the Grand Cul-de-Sac marine reserve, the French island of Saint Barthelemy offers a series of idyllic experiences for travelers seeking to discover the most beautiful corners of the world
Privilegedly located in the Caribbean Sea, the island of Saint Barthélemy –also known as Saint Barth, St Barths or San Bartolomé–, has become one of the most glamorous vacation destinations due to the exclusivity offered by its little more than 15 beaches of white sand, the diverse marine ecosystem that surrounds it and its extraordinary lodging, culinary, fashion and lifestyle options, within an environment of maximum privacy.
As the preferred place for many celebrities and those who seek to redefine luxury through exceptional experiences, in St Barth you can find three must-do activities to enjoy in a unique way, one of the most beautiful corners of the planet:
Idyllic white-sand beaches
With an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, whether it’s on beautiful Saline, stunning Gouverneur Beach or quirky Shell Beach, getting the perfect tan takes on new meaning as you walk among the almost imperceptible waves in hues turquoise surrounded by rock formations and local flora and fauna.
To elevate the experience of sunbathing on pristine white sand and virtually private beaches to new levels, Le Sereno St Barth, one of the destination’s most emblematic hotels, has created the Larusmiani picnic, in conjunction with the prestigious Italian tailoring brand and whose only boutique in Caribbean lands is located within the property, which consists of a luxurious picnic basket with rosé wine and Mediterranean tapas made by its famous executive chef, Raffaele Lenzi… A true movie scene with unbeatable views of such spectacular places like the bay of Grand Cul-de-Sac.
The capital of the island, Gustavia, represents everything an entertainment district should offer but with the characteristic exclusivity of this sophisticated destination: bistros and restaurants serving international cuisine, fun clubs, a central square surrounded by impressive yachts in the port and boutiques of the most famous fashion brands worldwide: Cartier, Bvlgari, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and even some inside hotels like the Italian house Larusmiani –the first to arrive on the island and located in Le Sereno – showcasing in its iconic windows pieces designed to be found only in St Barth.
Regardless of whether the trip is with friends, family or a partner, unique leisure experiences are waiting for everyone.
Exclusive water activities and exceptional lodging
As the perfect place for lovers of water activities, on the island you can find everything from rowing in kayaks or stand up paddle to diving, but there are a couple in particular that can be practiced specifically in Grand Bay. Cul-de-Sac, a marine reserve protected by a coral reef where you can continuously see turtles and fish of innumerable colors: Windsurfing and kitesurfing, due to its calm waves and constant winds.
These and other exclusive activities are complemented by the accommodation at Le Sereno St Barth, whose spacious suites and villas have been perfectly designed to offer an atmosphere of peace and tranquility; In addition, its main restaurant, Al Mare, run by chef Davide Mosca, offers a menu full of contemporary Italian delicacies and a drinks menu that honors the timeless Negroni, thus making it one of the must-see experiences in the destination.
Source : Sereno Hoteles