Le Guanahani

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LOCATION
Le Guanahani is located on the northeast side of Saint Barthélémy, also known as “St. Barth.” Christopher Columbus named the island in tribute to his brother, Bartholomeo, during his second landing in November 1493. Today, the just over eight-square-mile island is home to almost 10,000 people. Le Guanahani is nestled between Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac, only two miles from Gustaf III Airport.

GETTING THERE
The nearest international airports are on the neighboring islands of St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and Antigua, which offer connecting flights with regional carriers to St. Barth such as Winair, St. Barth Commuter, and Tradewind Aviation. There are also several ferry services operating between St. Barth and St. Maarten. The St. Barth airport is Gustav Airport.

ADDRESS
Le Guanahani
Grand Cul-de-Sac
97133 St. Barthélemy, FWI

RESERVATIONS
T +590 590 52 90 00

OPENED
1986

MANAGEMENT
Martein van Wagenberg, Managing Director

DESCRIPTION
St. Barth’s most irresistible private enclave, Le Guanahani is spread out over 18 secluded tropical acres on its own peninsula. Within this captivating landscape, 67 vibrantly hued guest cottages are scattered along garden paths that wind through lush bougainvillea, hibiscus and palms beside the sweeping beaches and reef-protected lagoon. The island’s finest boutique hotel offers two pools, a restorative Spa by Clarins, a choice of two beaches, a full suite of water sports, two restaurants with al fresco settings, a fitness center, flood-lit tennis courts, and engaging children’s programs.

GUEST ROOMS & SUITES
Spread throughout its lush tropical landscape, Le Guanahani offers 30 rooms, 27 suites and 10 unique signature suites. All accommodations offer a private terrace, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, in-room safe, telephone, stocked mini-bar, LCD flat-screen TV, iPod dock, Video On Demand, high-speed wireless Internet access and bathroom with honey-tumbled tile shower and Clarins amenities.

Rooms
Le Guanahani presents 30 charming rooms tucked away in colorful cottages—in vibrant tropical hues of turquoise, yellow and lavender—throughout the property. The cottages have been crafted by designer Luis Pons in a timeless and graceful Explorer-Style.

Suites
Le Guanahani’s three junior suites and 24 one-bedroom suites offer privacy and spaciousness for all. Each features a sitting room or area, a terrace and a garden, and many also boast a large private pool. The suites are situated in colorful Caribbean cottages situated within the property’s lush gardens or on the hillside looking out to Grand Cul-de-Sac. The interiors have also been crafted by designer Luis Pons in a timeless and graceful Explorer-Style.

Signature Suites
Ten one-of-a-kind signature suites are located throughout the property. The collection offers an array of unique amenities as well as a choice of garden and ocean view settings. The residentially styled two- and three-bedroom suites offer unmatched privacy and space, complete a sitting room, terrace and garden, and for select Signature Suites, a large private pool or Jacuzzi. For wellness enthusiasts, two of the signature accommodations, the Marigot Suite and Wellness Suite, provide guests with direct access to the hotel’s Spa by Clarins.

La Villa
Located in the heart of the resort, La Villa is an enchanting oasis that pairs the privacy of a secluded garden setting with convenient access to beachside activities and dining. Fashioned in the graceful Explorer-Style, the three-bedroom suite features a separate living room with convertible sofa bed and an outstanding master bedroom with a four-poster, king-size bed, spacious dressing area and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath tub. The connecting rooms both have private bathrooms with showers. La Villa offers ocean and garden views, two entrances, wood floors throughout, a covered terrace with extended sundeck, and a private swimming pool.

Admiral Suite
Dedicated to Christopher Columbus, who earned his admiralty on his second return from the Caribbean islands, this two-bedroom suite offers custom furnishings, wood flooring and stunning panoramic views of the sea looking out to Grand Cul-de-Sac. Accessed from two entrances, the luxurious Explorer-style retreat features a separate living area with a convertible sofa bed, a spacious master bedroom with a four-poster, king-size bed and large dressing area, and bathroom with a shower and relaxing balneo tub. The second bedroom offers two twin beds (or king-size bed on request). Surrounded by a private deck, the Admiral Suite also provides private access to the beach below.

Serenity Suite
Calm and light, this suite takes its inspiration from the patina of St. Barth’s history. Nestled in the upper part of the hillside overlooking Grand Cul-de-Sac, the two-bedroom Serenity Suite presents breathtaking views of the ocean from an expansive covered terrace with extended sundeck. A spacious living room is outfitted with a convertible sofa bed, dining table and wet bar. The four-poster, king-bedded master bedroom offers a large dressing area and bathroom with shower and relaxing balneo tub, while the second bedroom features a bathroom with shower/hammam. Two entrances provide access to the inviting, wood-floored suite which also includes a large private pool.

Marigot Suite
This colorful, thoughtfully appointed two-bedroom retreat offers ocean views across Marigot Bay and bold, Creole-influenced contemporary interiors. Located in a garden setting within the upper part of the resort, the Marigot Suite offers direct access to the spa and features two entrances, elegant wood flooring, a covered terrace with extended sundeck, large private pool and outside shower. Both king-bedded bedrooms are paired with en-suite bathrooms with showers.

Garden House
Located in a secluded garden setting, the Garden House Suite is composed of three bedrooms surrounding a sparkling outdoor swimming pool. The king-bedded master suite offers a separate living room, while two connecting bedrooms upstairs overlook the pool from private terraces. Lovely views of the tropical surrounds are enjoyed from a spacious covered terrace with extended sundeck. Decorated in the graceful Explorer-Style, the suite also offers three entrances, wood flooring throughout, a convertible sofa in the living room and three bathrooms with showers.

Beach House
Located directly on the beach, the two-bedroom Beach House Suite presents a relaxing private terrace in an intimate sand garden setting complete with private Jacuzzi. Decorated in the graceful Explorer-Style, the expansive suite features stone flooring and comprises an elegant living room, four-poster, king-bedded master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, and second twin-bedded bedroom with separate bathroom with shower.

Pelican Suite
Bright and fresh, the two-bedroom Pelican Suite is situated in a garden-like setting overlooking Grand Cul-de-Sac. Decorated in the graceful Explorer-Style, the spacious ocean-view hideaway features a relaxing covered terrace with extended sundeck surrounded by a vast outdoor area with Jacuzzi, two entrances, a separate living room and elegant wood flooring throughout. The king-bedded master bedroom and twin-bedded second bedroom both offer a bathroom with shower.

Wellness Suite
Just above the spa, the Wellness Suite affords views of the beautiful resort grounds looking out to the sea. The loft-style mini-suite comprises one king-bedded room with wood flooring, a covered outdoor bathroom with shower and a shaded private terrace. Guests of the suite enjoy direct private access to the spa as well as unlimited exclusive use of the spa’s relaxation areas and pool after hours.

Marechal Suite
Ideal for families, this two-bedroom suite is located in the heart of the property and offers views of the ocean. The suite features a king-bedded master bedroom, second bedroom and separate living room with convertible sofa bed. Decorated in the graceful Explorer-Style, the suite offers wood flooring, bathrooms with showers, a private swimming pool and covered terrace with extended sundeck.

Hibiscus Suite
Perfect for families, this two-bedroom suite is situated in the heart of the property with views of the resort’s tropical gardens. The suite features a king-bedded master bedroom, second bedroom and separate living room with convertible sofa bed. Decorated in the graceful Explorer-Style, the suite offers wood flooring, bathrooms with showers, a private swimming pool and covered terrace with extended sundeck.

DINING
Influenced by a wealth of French tradition and the exceptional culinary heritage of St. Barth itself, Le Guanahani presents refined, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with unobtrusive service in two distinct al fresco settings—within the sultry gardens of Bartolomeo or poolside at Indigo with stunning views of the reef-protected bay.                               

Indigo
The hotel’s main restaurant overlooks the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac. The all-day dining venue offers a superbly fresh and continually evolving menu with an emphasis on inventive seafood and grilled dishes prepared with subtle global influences. Indigo features a generous continental breakfast for early risers, an extensive full American breakfast buffet throughout the morning. On select nights, the restaurant offers à-la-carte lunch and dinner.

Indigo on the Beach
Situated between Le Guanahani’s two palm-studded beaches, Indigo on the Beach is the essence of barefoot elegance and the most picturesque spot for toasting the sunset. In this relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by postcard-perfect views of the sea, guests enjoy light fare from Indigo and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails.

Beach Bar
Centrally-located near Grand Cul-de-Sac and Indigo, The Beach Bar is the place to meet and celebrate the moment with a late-afternoon cocktail or perhaps a bottle of rosé or Champagne as the sun sets for the day. The bar, with its talented mixologists, also provides unobtrusive beachside service to guests relaxing under the shade of the palapas situated along Grand Cul-de-Sac.

Bartolomeo
A festival of flavors takes place in the evening at Bartolomeo, located in the heart of the hotel’s beautiful tropical gardens. In this elegant candle-lit setting, guests enjoy finely prepared selections made with fresh ingredients and infused with Caribbean spices and Mediterranean flavors. Apéritifs and digestifs are enjoyed at Bar ’to Lounge, the bar adjacent to Bartolomeo, which serves a selection of wines by the glass, liquors and cocktails.

Cook Your Catch Program
Le Guanahani is the only hotel on the island offering a deep-sea Atlantic fishing excursion in combination with a chef-prepared dinner. Guests head out on a morning fishing trip with an experienced, seventh-generation local fisherman and, when they return to the hotel, the day’s catch is prepared according to their preference—as ceviche, sashimi, tartare, tataki or simply grilled—as part of a three-course tasting menu lunch or a five-course tasting menu dinner.

SPA BY CLARINS
Experience unforgettable relaxation and serenity at Le Guanahani’s sophisticated Spa by Clarins. Nestled among the exotic tropical gardens and brightly colored Creole architecture of the hotel, the spa offers the ideal ambiance for indulging in luxurious spa treatments. Throughout the spa, water, teak, mahogany and lava stone evoke Nature’s origins from which the very essence of rejuvenation is drawn.

The spa offers an array of amenities including an adults-only swimming pool, steam room, tea pavilion, private outdoor showers, relaxation areas and a spa boutique. The extensive menu of services and treatments offered at the spa is delivered by qualified specialists using the finest products from Clarins, a leading name in prestige skincare.

Located within the spa, the salon by Frédéric Fékkai offers professional cuts, styling and other haircare services for men and women. Come in to prepare for a big night out, enjoy a mid-vacation touch-up or schedule a blow-out after a massage.

FITNESS
Le Guanahani has much to offer active and outdoor types, including:

  • Two tennis courts (artificial clay and grass) surrounded by a tropical garden
  • Located near the beach, with a view of the sea, the sun-lit Fitness Center is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is air-conditioned and equipped with TVs, hi-fi, showers and fresh water. A fitness coach is available from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday for assistance and for personal training by appointment (fees apply).
  • Fitness amenities include: treadmills, stationary bikes, weights and much more
  • Wellness activities including: Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Aqua Fitness, Stand-up Paddle Fitness, Velaqua

 

RECREATION
Le Guanahani is the only hotel on the island of St. Barth to offer a comprehensive spectrum of resort services and amenities. The hotel offers two generously-sized swimming pools, two distinct beaches, an array of watersports, tennis courts and natural hiking paths, as well as complimentary children’s programs, a fitness center, a spa and a host of wellness activities. Complimentary, non-motorized water sports including stand-up paddle boards, pedal boating, wind surfing, kayaks, snorkeling, jet boards and Hobie Cats.

Kite-surfing is an increasing popular sport in St. Barth, especially during the period of the Alizés wind. The kite-surfing school, 7ème Ciel, offers private lessons with certified instructors. Fly-boarding, windsurfing and swimming lessons can also be arranged.

Other excursions include: hiking; deep-sea fishing; scuba diving and certification opportunities at the diving school; SeaBob excursions; Submarine tours; and, ATV tours.

The hotel also offers an extreme watersports package which includes an afternoon fly-boarding session, kite-surfing lessons on three mornings, a jet ski tour around the island, an afternoon stand-up paddle-board tour, and a deep-tissue massage.

CHILDREN
Le Guanahani offers a world of fun and entertainment for kids of all ages. The resort’s Kid’s Club is open daily. Participation is complimentary for children between ages two and six years. Daily activities offer a taste of French culture and language through interactive engagements and games. A complimentary Juniors Club program, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, is offered daily for kids six to 12 years old. For both programs, reservations are required and lunch is offered at Indigo when accompanied by a counselor. Activities are adapted on a daily basis according to the ages, preferences and number of children attending. Counselors speak both French and English. Babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge with 24-hour notice.

LA BOUTIQUE
Located near the main pool, the hotel’s boutique offers a curated selection of swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children as well as a variety of beach vacation necessities and toiletries.

SUSTAINABILITY
Le Guanahani is Green and Blue, environmentally committed to the conservation of the land and sea. The hotel’s onsite Nature Preserve reveals the environmental consciousness of Le Guanahani. Situated between two protected bay sides, the hotel lends itself to an abundance of wildlife. Guided tours and self-guided nature trails bring the island alive for guests, who can enjoy the beauty of sea turtles and native sea grasses in their natural habitats. The hotel can also arrange tours of other nature preserves located around the island. Le Guanahani’s commitment to promoting sustainable tourism is earnest and long-term. In 2012, it became the first hotel on the island to clearly define its sustainability intentions by associating with Green Globe and participating in its certification process, which covers areas of Sustainable Management, Social Economic, Cultural Heritage and Environment.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HotelGuanahani
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeGuanahani‎
Instagram: http://instagram.com/Leguanahani

PRESS CONTACT
Anne-Cecile Blanchot
Hawkins International PR
T: +212 255 6541
E: leguanahani@hawkpr.com

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