While on our educational tour of St Barths hosted by our partners at Ultimate Jet Vacations, we had the privilege of conducting a site inspection at the iconic Eden Rock St Barths. Originally built as a private residence for Remy de Haenen, the first pilot to land on this stunning island, the Eden Rock St Barths has been a luxury hotel since the mid-90s. Loved by celebrities and the well-to-do from both sides of the Atlantic, the Eden Rock St Barths is well known as one of the most luxurious properties on the island.
With many additions to the original expansive residence that still makes up the main building, this property boasts one of the best locations in St Barths; nestled peacefully in St Jean Bay and offering guests a multitude of views of the soothing turquoise waters from their rooms and common spaces. Guests are greeted on arrival by attentive valets who whisk their bags away while you head to the front desk to check-in. Here, the service is known for its attention to detail and ultimate discretion, a must given the property’s penchant for attending to a star-studded clientele. The property also offers guests its own app, Eden Rock St Barth’s InsidER Travel Companion provides information ranging from daily local news updates & weather forecasts to restaurant recommendations & suggested activities to enjoy. A must for anyone on property!
You will notice the hotel’s signature cherry red throughout the property, from the lounge chairs to the hand railings and even the life preservers. However, though the color does make an appearance in some of the rooms, the room design is more individualized from category to category. With 37 rooms, suites, and villas to choose from, this boutique hotel’s design aesthetic is what one would imagine a fun, eccentric, European pilot’ would be – giving it plenty of personalities to enjoy and keeping return guests excited to try different accommodation styles. All of the bathrooms on property are stunning, marble-laden oases featuring walk-in showers, Ligne St Barth toiletries & the always necessary double vanity; many feature deep soaking tubs as well, the perfect respite from a day lounging seaside. Most of the accommodations here have lovely ocean views and some offer direct beach access, something worth paying for in St Barths where access to the white sand beaches is highly coveted.
Some of our favorite rooms at Eden Rock St Barths are the masculine Howard Hughes Suite boasting 360 views of the bay from its three terraces, the sleek and modern Christopher Columbus Suite with its oversized 87-inch bed & contemporary art collection, and the Beach House Frangipani with three spacious bedrooms and an elegant Caribbean design. For families looking for a well-appointed escape, the Heavenly Beach Houses are another wonderful option! Comprised of the Jasmin Orchid and Ixora twin-level villas, these accommodations can accommodate two adults and two children and offer upstairs and downstairs living areas, making them perfect for families with small children.
However, nothing can top the twin villas Villa Rockstar and Villa Nina. These villas are more fraternal than identical twins, each taking luxury to the next level in her own way. However, these two villas offer a unique opportunity for larger groups looking to stay on-site as they can be booked as a pair to create a sprawling, private 9 suite complex just for your group. Nina Villa features three expansive suites and one of the most incredible art collections on the island, perfect for those who want to vacation in beauty and style. Next door is Villa Rockstar, a huge private home that has often been described as “a two hundred million dollar yacht on land”. Villa Rockstar features 6 suites and can accommodate 12 people to Villa Nina’s 6 guest limit. Both properties come with their own private pools and a dedicated chef, butler, and housekeeping staff to address any need, big or small, of their guests.
At Eden Rock St Barths, guests dine on cuisine from Master Chef Jean-George Vongerichten, who has enough Michelin stars to his name to create his own constellation. His worldly approach to dining brings a new and interesting take on resort fare and he is heavily involved in each aspect of the restaurants here, from their inception to their execution. With three dining options to choose from, a nice number given the small size of the property, guests will find plenty to excite their senses and keep things interesting during their stays.
Aside from the stunning accommodations, Eden Rock St Barths caters to guests in a way that is hard to match. With nonstop room service, and frankly any other service you can think of, this property offers an unmitigated approach to luxury. From its dizzyingly elegant approach to design to the exquisite dining Eden Rock St Barths has transcended simply being an exclusive hotel to a full-on luxury lifestyle. Welcome drinks are served in the Remy Bar, named after the pilot whose influence & larger than life persona still lingers around every corner. Fans of frosé will be happy at Bar on the Beach where they have perfected the frozen pink wine slushies.
Clients of Ourisman Travel can enjoy additional perks at Eden Rock St Barths through our partnership with Virtuoso and Ultimate Jet Vacations, and the value is hard to beat given the price point of a stay at Eden Rock St Barths. Complimentary breakfast, Eden Rock branded merch & priority for upgrades upon arrival add extra value that is hard to beat. For more information on our trip to St Barths with Ultimate Jet Vacations, how we can plan your stay at the Eden Rock St Barths, or how we work, please reach out to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a Travel Request Form.