Beachside Revival

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Guanahani's new color scheme pops with turquoise, orange, yellow and lavender.

Guanahani's new color scheme pops with turquoise, orange, yellow and lavender. 

Hotel Guanahani and Spa in St. Barth is fresh off a two-year renovation that is breathing new life into the exclusive island hideaway.

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The $50 million renovation’s most recent wrap included four of the hotel’s Prestige suites (think the Beach House, the Pelican, La Villa and the Garden House), as well as two of the hotel’s one-bedroom suites, one of which has its own private pool. 

The entire vision of the redo was designed to reflect the laid-back, French Creole vibe of the island. The team of David Schwarz architects and Luis Pons D-LAB designs kept the French Colonial style intact, but took extensive measures to give the resort a fresh feel. Most of the rooms were enlarged from the inside out. Outdoor terraces with views were turned into focal points for the rooms, and all rooms received new furnishings and accessories in bold, Caribbean colors (think turquoise, orange, yellow and lavender).

The resort has 67 intimate rooms and suites, but its crème de la crème are the eight Prestige Suites. These loft-like mini-suites have views of the ocean and are located just above the Spa by Clarins at the resort. They are equipped with an outdoor, covered bathroom with shower, sitting area and king-sized bed. There is a 323-square-foot private terrace as well. Good to know: Guests have unlimited after-hours run of the spa area and pool, as well as one free treatment per person per day. Butler service is also included.

The Spa is a 4,800-square-foot space. Guests can purchase packages for three, five or seven days. The bath products are Clarins and the hairdresser products are Frederic Fekkai. 

Be sure to visit the resort’s three restaurants: L’Indigo for breakfast, lunch and casual dinner; Le Bartolomeo for fine dining; and Indigo on the Beach for classic barefoot luxury dining. There are also three bars including the Beach Bar, Bar Indigo poolside and Bart’O Lounge. 

Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Director of Sales, Marketing & Communication Sabine Masseglia ([email protected]; 011-0590-52-9000).

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