Le Sereno St. Barths – St-Barthélemy, Caribbean
Le Sereno is an intimate family-owned and operated hotel offering a variety of rooms, suites and villas, most with ocean views, all with private terraces and gardens. Located on the beach at Grand Cul de Sac and spanning 600 feet of pristine shoreline, Le Sereno is one of only a handful of hotels on the island that can claim a virtually private beach. Catering year-round to sophisticated travellers craving luxury, comfort and privacy, the hotel was designed to invoke the uniquely sophisticated yet laid-back spirit of St. Barth.
Much of the magic of St Barts is in the crystal clear waters that surround this sought-after island. Le Sereno harnesses the beauty and poise of this pristine location to create a holiday experience that is unlike any other. Each of the thirty-six suites and three, exquisite four-bedroom villas is effortlessly designed to carry a balance of comfort and sophistication. Le Sereno’s spacious rooms are positioned along the magnificent shoreline, to ensure that the full potential of its island location is realized. While boasting spectacular views of the glistening Caribbean and swaying palms, Le Sereno is more than just an idyllic backdrop for your St Barts vacation. Every aspect of this stunning hotel is designed to ensure a feeling of calm, and tranquility greets each guest as they are welcomed into their home away from home.
At Spa Le Sereno guests are invited to a world of serenity and laid-back luxury. The spa experience is authentically St. Barth, featuring an extensive menu of facials, body wraps and massages exclusively using Sothys products and techniques.
The Spa seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces to create a Caribbean oasis for the senses and its waterfront treatment pavilion is one of a kind amongst spas in St. Barths. Even more, the Spa’s couples’ suite includes “his and hers” showers that are completely secluded and surrounded by bougainvillea and lush tropical foliage for an ultra-private experience.
Restaurant Le Sereno, a casually elegant Mediterranean Brasserie, takes advantage of the bounty of the Caribbean Sea while incorporating an Italian accent, inspired by its sister property in Lake Como. Designed by Christian Liaigre and run by world-famous restaurateur Giuliano Lotto, Le Sereno Restaurant is a waterfront dining experience beyond the usual. Restaurant Le Sereno blends professional service into the elegant, yet relaxed, ambiance that has made Le Sereno renowned. This Restaurant in St. Barths is exquisite menu and impeccable service, along with the restaurant’s idyllic beachfront setting, will leave guests with a truly unforgettable dining experience. Located on the beach of St. Barth’s coveted Grand Cul de Sac, it is the perfect place for savoring sunsets and extraordinary dining. At the helm of Restaurant Le Sereno, Chef Alex Simone delivers simple and beautifully presented dining experiences
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In the treasure-packed Caribbean, St-Barthélemy (or, as it’s locally known, St-Barth) is a multifaceted jewel. This exquisite island blends French urban flair with a lush tropical landscape of soaring mountains, isolated stretches of sun-soaked, powder-soft sand, windswept cliffs, scrubby green hills, flowering gardens filled with bougainvillea, hibiscus and fragrant frangipanis, and turquoise bays dotted with myriad sailboats.
With such a dreamlike setting, St-Barth is, unsurprisingly, a destination of choice for the rich, famous and beautiful for its laid-back tempo, luxurious small-scale hotels, designer-label boutiques and outstanding restaurants. But although St-Barth is undeniably an expensive destination, all beaches are accessible, public and free, and activities from surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, to sailing, diving and snorkeling are all possible here. If you visit outside of high season, you can score fantastic accommodation deals.
From high mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, the Caribbean is dizzyingly diverse
You can find any kind of island adventure here. With so many islands, beaches, cultures, flavors and waves to choose from, how could this not be vacation paradise? You can do nothing on the sand, party at a resort, explore a new community, hop between islands, discover wonders under the water or catch a perfect wave above, revel in a centuries-old culture (and sway to some of the world’s greatest music while you’re at it), and then run off to find your inner pirate… Just about anything is possible in the Caribbean.
A Caribbean Mosaic
The Caribbean is a joyous mosaic of islands beckoning paradise-hunters, an explosion of color, fringed by beaches and soaked in rum. It’s a lively and intoxicating profusion of people and places spread over 7000 islands (fewer than 10% are inhabited). But, for all they share, there’s also much that makes them different. Can there be a greater contrast than between bustling Barbados and its neighbor, the seemingly unchanged-since-colonial-times St Vincent? Revolutionary Cuba and its banking capital next door in the Caymans? Or between booming British-oriented St Kitts and its sleepy, Dutch-affiliated neighbor Sint Eustatius, just across a narrow channel?
Azure seas, white beaches, green forests so vivid they actually hurt the eyes – there is nothing subtle about the landscapes of the Caribbean. Swim below the waters for a color chart of darting fish and corals. Feel the sand between your toes at any one of a thousand picture-perfect beaches. Hike into emerald wilderness and spot the accents of red orchids and yellow parrots. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts make a beeline for unspoilt islands such as nature-lovers’ Dominica and St Lucia’s iconic lush Piton mountains, which send out a siren call to climbers.
The tropical sunlight is infectious. Like birds shedding dull adolescent plumage, visitors leave their wardrobes of gray and black behind when they step off the plane and don the Caribbean palette. Even the food is colorful, with rainbows of produce brightening up the local markets. You’ll also see every hue at intense, costume-filled festivities like Carnival, celebrated throughout the region but particularly in Trinidad. Glorious crumbling Cuba, reggae rolling Jamaica and Vodou-loving Haiti top the wish lists for travelers seeking unique cultural experiences and Unesco heritage havens.