on my travel radar | st. barths {le sereno}

St. Barths has been on my radar for many years.  The allure of this ‘Europe in the Caribbean’ destination with a laid back vibe for ultimate relaxation sounds like a fabulous combination to me.

Recently some dear friends of mine and I have been talking about making St. Barths our next trip for some R&R and a break away from the cold, post-holiday season.  With 17 pristine beaches, an island that is no more than 8 square miles and an approach of villas for accommodations rather than erecting an abundance of hotel chains around the island, the preservation of serenity from what I understand has been really well done.

There has been some discussion though about St. Barths, that during the economic boom it turned into more of a party-scene, however it has been said that the island has gone back to it’s more laid-back {yet chic} vibe which is what would attract me to spend a holiday there.  I like to go somewhere that lends itself to falling completely off the radar when I take a beach vacation.

While we’ve just started talking about it, I do enjoy researching new places especially given that I plan events around the world, it’s never time wasted for me.  I’ve recently come across a few articles on either new hotels or refurbished hotels in St. Barths {perhaps that is an Omen to take the trip?!}.  According to Departures Magazine, a hotel that has maintained a more ‘refined boho spirit’ through the years is Le Sereno; That really interests me {keeping the vibe true to the original island culture}.  It is managed by a husband and wife team, whom host cocktail hours every week in an effort to get to know all of their guests and more than half of their guests are return customers.

The hotel has 37 oceanfront rooms and also {3} four bedroom villas with their own pools, terrace and garden, all designed by French interior designer Christian Liaigre.

The topic of St. Barths is not finished here.  I plan to do further research and share more findings with you along the way.  In the meantime, if you have any favorite places on the island, I would love to hear about them!

xo
~Emmanuelle

 

 

About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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