15. Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France, Saint BarthÉlemy

Ranked #15 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

The sunshine-soaked Caribbean island of St Barths, a ribbon of sugary sand on the most gorgeous beach, and a hotel that is all crisply white with tiny flicks of colour.

What’s not to love? (The hefty price tag probably, but…) This is the Caribbean with more than a soupçon of Gallic flair, perfect for the beach-going haut monde.

Oceanfront rooms, lavish villas (with private infinity pools) and bungalows, hidden amid leafy banana palms and tumbling bougainvillea, are all ethereally white.

The spa is immaculate, embracing state-of-the-art technology plus Asian and Ayurvedic therapies, and there’s a full roster of watersports.

The restaurant menu is oh-so-delicious, made up of light French cuisine (langoustine fritters, iced pea soup) and at lunch you can wriggle your toes in the sand as you dine. 

Size 40 rooms, suites and villas

Did you know Celebrity guests Beyonce and Jay-Z have enjoyed the legendary Tuesday evening fashion show around the pool.



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