St Jean, St Barthelemy, French West Indies.
Whether you’re planning your first vacation on Saint Barths or returning a second or third time to this idyllic Caribbean island, the villas at the eclectic, boutique family-owned Les Ilets de la Plage is the perfect hideaway for families, couples, friends and solo travelers.
The new “Le Studio” opened to guests in early December and is the most recent addition to the resort’s villa collection.
For those looking for an affordable way to vacation on the beautiful island of Saint Barths, look no further than the intimate beach resort of Les Ilets de la Plage. This hidden gem offers 12 private villas with direct access to the white sand beach and azure sea. Secluded yet central, Les Ilets has been a well-kept secret for years, combining the privacy and serenity of a villa with a hotel concierge service at an affordable price.
Le Studio is a 592 square-foot open-plan, bright and airy studio with its own balcony and gorgeous sea views. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom beautifully designed studio features a fully equipped kitchen, chic teak armchairs with footrests in the living area, teak table and chairs in the dining area, large flat screen smart TV, spectacular ocean view terrace with comfortable seating (perfect for sunrise viewings!), king size bed (or twins on request), fully air-conditioned throughout and more.
Based in Saint Barths, Xavier David handled the project with the following team members: Beatrice David (Interior Designer), Antoine Morisetti (Architect) and Julius Gaume (Project Manager). Guests staying in Le Studio have access to all of the facilities and services including private beach, pool, concierge services, maid service, bakery delivery, grocery shopping service and more. Le Studio opened in early December 2018 and rates start from €215- €550 per night, depending on the season. Rates are per night including morning pastries delivered daily and complimentary tea and coffee all morning by the pool.
The Wellness Experience
Start off the new year on the right foot with Les Ilets de la Plage’s new wellness experience that combines relaxation with healthy initiatives in an idyllic setting. Guests can fill their days with daily yoga, aqua Pilates and /or island spa treatments. Hike the beautiful surrounding hills, power walk along the beach at dawn, swim in the ocean or do laps in the resort pool. Paddleboarding tones up muscles well, but guests can also have unlimited access to a state-of-the-art gym in Gustavia with superb facilities and classes. Enjoy healthy, delicious lunches or dinners using the freshest Caribbean ingredients supplied by Mayas-to-Go.
The remote Caribbean island of Saint Barths has all the glamour of St. Tropez without all the pretentiousness that accompanies typical celebrity hotspots. It’s totally down-to-earth and accessible to anyone who wants a relaxing beach escape. Saint Barths is an utterly laid-back, hidden gem of an island, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life (that’s probably why the celebrities like it so much!). It’s got fabulous beaches, nearly perfect weather, and a steady parade of yachts and sailboats to entertain travelers.
There are plenty of posh hotels on the island, but for travelers seeking to escape to a bit of privacy and seclusion, a private villa offers the ultimate haven. Les Ilets has beachside and garden villas that offer the utmost in privacy with luxe accommodations and all the amenities found at a hotel. Their attractive one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas are perfect for a romantic couples’ retreat, a girls’ getaway, or a relaxing family holiday.
In addition to gorgeous private beach access, there’s a private pool with cabanas and sun deck. Offering full concierge services, fresh croissants and other bakery items are delivered each morning, lunch and dinner reservations, grocery shopping, even childcare is easily arranged for guests.
Les Ilets de la Plage is a quiet, understated resort with 12 villas that are simple, but elegantly decorated and very comfortable. All villas have full kitchen facilities, air conditioning in the bedrooms, satellite TV, high-speed fiber optic Wi-Fi throughout, daily maid service and daily delivery of fresh bread and pastries right to the door. It’s the best of both worlds – the privacy of your own villa with hotel services, concierge and facilities on hand. The beach cabana by the central pool has complimentary coffee and tea available all morning.
Guests love the little bit of community that the pool area offers, and guests often gather to sunbathe, chat and even enjoy a cocktail or two in the evenings. Les Ilets is great for families too as some villas have multiple bedrooms and different configurations. The area itself is very quiet and while children will love the beach, there’s also a huge variety of activities the resort offers.