|Hotel Le Toiny is situated in the area of the island referred to as Côte Sauvage. The 15 Villa Suites are set on a slope overlooking the Bay of Toiny and the Caribbean Sea.|
A visit to Hotel Le Toiny on St. Barth is a must if you want to feel you’ve been to one of the most exclusive places in the world. While in port on a cruise recently, we immediately hightailed it up and over St. Barth’s hilly terrain to a place of quietude with stunning views of the Caribbean way down below.
If you go to stay, and want only the best, opt for the one-bedroom Villa Suite (there are 15 very private suites in all); it has a private pool and a fabulous ocean view. Have the family in tow and, perhaps, a nanny or two? There’s La Villa (No. 14), with three bedrooms, a pool and to-die-for views. Note: Le Toiny is also pet friendly.
Butler service is available only on request, but service is so intuitive and the place so intimate, we feel you’ll never be wanting.
|At the serenity Spa cottage guests can receive treatments while looking out on the Caribbean Sea.|
Luxury travel advisors can contact Maria Visé ([email protected]; 800-680-0832), the reservations and front-office manager (who also serves as concierge) or Janine Cifelli, the resort’s North American sales and marketing representative. Le Toiny’s General Manager Dagmar Lombard ([email protected]; 590-590-278-888), is also on hand for travel advisors. She also oversees weddings and commitment ceremonies on the property, but keep in mind that foreigners cannot be legally married on St. Barth.
The spa at Hotel Le Toiny is tiny at 600 square feet, but fully equipped. There’s a treatment room that can accommodate single or couple’s treatments. Because of its size, be sure to book appointments when reserving your guests’ accommodations. Maria Visé can handle these as well. Be sure to ask Spa Director Simao da Silva about the St. Barth Harmony treatment, which is a relaxing massage that employs avocado oil.
If you’ve got young clients visiting Le Toiny, they can sign up for a massage, manicure or pedicure.
Have a bridal party or a special group visiting the resort? Spa treatments can be administered in suites or outside, and Le Toiny has a hairdresser on property who can also take care of wedding makeup.
|A One-Bedroom Villa Suite has two rooms separated by sliding partitions.|
We say that dining at Restaurant Le Gaïac is one of the greatest experiences you’ll ever have on a Caribbean escapade. It’s exclusive, it’s tranquil, it overlooks the sea from way up high and the food is outstanding. To request an especially wonderful table, speak to Restaurant Manager Philippe Casadamont ([email protected]; 590-590-297-747), who, along with his friendly staff, provides seamless service throughout your meal.
Note: If you’re going during high season, reserve a table two weeks out; for the rest of the year, two days out will do the trick.
If clients want to steal away to enjoy the buzz of Gustavia, where high-end boutiques abound, they can request a cab or get a rental car. Take note, however, that St. Barth is filled with winding roads and hills.
|All Suites and Villas have private pool areas and Bay of Toiny views.|
To get to St. Barth, many fly into St. Maarten Juliana International (SXM) airport for a connection to St. Barth airport (SBH), where helicopters can land as well. Alternatively, St. Barth is a 45-minute boat ride from St. Maarten. The hotel, which has its own Jeep Commander for transfers, is a 15-minute drive from St. Barth airport. For more information, visit www.sbhonline.com.
The resort is closed from September 1 to October 27. Be aware of the following special events: The St. Bart’s Music Festival in January, and the St. Barth Bucket Regatta in March. It’s recommended you book six to 12 months in advance.