St. Barth’s Oasis Of Calm And Cool | Hotel Le Toiny

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

On St. Barth’s wild and rugged coast, perched above the Bay of Toiny, sits the remarkable Hotel Le Toiny. An intimate and private oasis of luxury, relaxation and high-design, this hotel has to be my absolute favorite on the island. Removed from the “bustle” of Gustavia, yet close enough to reach the island’s best restaurants, nightlife and beaches – Hotel Le Toiny is an ideal place to hunker down and renew yourself on a splendid vacation. And, with a recent renovation, now is the time to experience all it has to offer.

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42 acres of hilly land and landscaped gardens cascades down to a private beach. The hotel, a member of Relais and Chateaux, has a personalized and boutique feeling – offering 14 suites that are like private villas in your own little piece of paradise. I stayed in one of the villas for four evenings, experiencing all the hotel has to offer. From the moment I was collected at the tiny airport by hotel staff, I was ushered into a world where I no longer had to think – but my needs were anticipated and every want fulfilled, effortlessly. This is vacation.

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Each of the private villas has its own plunge pool, many with incredible views over the bay. The inside of the villas a dressed in white – utilizing luxury French and Italian fabrics, objet d’art and more to create a mood and environment of luxury. The villas come with sitting areas, desks, huge bedrooms and bathrooms – all centered around the view out and over the Caribbean Sea. Beach bags are offered as well as unparalleled service. In fact, I had my breakfast delivered to my villa every morning – which was delicious.

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The hotel offers a restaurant, Le Toiny Restaurant, which serves French-inspired cuisine, with a heavy emphasis on seafood. The Toiny Beach Club is just a short walk or drive away – the hotel runs a car that will take you down the steep hill to their private beach. Those who are fit and adventurous are welcome to walk – I did. There you can sit on the sand, stopping only to enjoy a spectacular lunch and cocktails on the sea.

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

For those who do not care for the beach, you can lay poolside in the central lobby area of the hotel – and enjoy the view.

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

As you walk the hotel and grounds, you’ll stumble upon gorgeous flowers, native cacti and even goats who graze on the hills. It’s all very romantic.

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

The decor will mesmerize you – as it did me – with the attention to detail being flawless.

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

The hotel staff, many whom are imported from France for the season, are very kind and helpful. They will help you in renting a vehicle to explore the island, booking taxis for a dinner at Maya’s or suggest their favorite pastry shops in Gustavia.

Hotel le Toiny - St. Barth

What I love about Hotel Le Toiny is the fact that they merge luxury, beauty and comfort so well. You feel at home, not uncomfortable here. This is truly a hotel for those who want to get away and envelope themselves in a cocoon of calm. You’ll leave undoubtedly refreshed. I did.