St. Barth is an island that combines all that is good in life. Visitors will find a refreshing mix of the Caribbean, France, the latest issue of Vogue, and Architectural Digest all wrapped up in a huge yacht shaped package on this tiny island. Whether you want to relax on white sand beaches, watch the Victoria’s Secret swimsuit catalogue photo shoot, indulge in the trendiest culinary delights, or shop in the “hautest” French boutiques, you can do it all on St. Barth.
In our latest St. Barth-inspired blog post, we preview a few of our favorite restaurants around the island.
Le Toiny Restaurant | Anse de Toiny
Located in the Hôtel Le Toiny, Le Toiny Restaurant is one of St. Barth’s most esteemed restaurants. Touted as a “dining experience you don’t want to miss”, a meal at Le Toiny is truly memorable. The Sunday brunch embodies the essence of what Sunday brunch should be. Featuring live music, exquisitely crafted cuisine and fine French champagne on call, it is an occasion not to be missed. The menu changes weekly, but the cuisine is centered around Mediterranean cooking and incorporates influences from all over the world, using the freshest ingredients around. Diners enjoy an open-air oyster bar, pre-dinner apertifs and delectible cuisine while overlooking the hotel’s infinity pool and the Carribeean. The restaurant has even installed a greenhouse on a nearby former pineapple field to grow organic produce.
Hôtel Le Toiny, Anse de Toiny 0590/29-77-47 Closed September-mid October
Nikki Beach | St. Jean
Located on St. Jean beach, Nikki Beach is very popular for lunch on weekends with a boisterous younger crowd. Sample their creative, globally-inspired cuisine, refreshing signature cocktails and world-class entertainment while enjoying the magical view over the lapping waves of the glistening Caribbean Sea. We highly recommend the Pearl Jumeira Crab Roll or the Sexy Salad Wrap, featuring a luscious mixture of lobster, shrimp and king crab. Also be sure to check out their Sunset BBQ every Sunday from 7-10pm featuring live entertainment.
Route de Saline, Saint-Jean 0590/27 64 64
Bonito | Gustavia
Enjoy local fresh seafood served with just the right amount of flavors that are sure please the palette, in an ambiance described as “a beach house; sophisticated, cozy casual, and contemporary”. Bonito’s dining room is what happens when you crossbreed a luxury beach villa with an intimate living room setting. We highly recommend starting with the Truffle Ceviche featuring the freshest catch of the day and black truffle from Périgord. Afterwards, the Spiny Lobster Rissotto with yellow chili cream and a light consommé bisque is a must-try.
Sand Bar/Sand Bar Night at Eden Rock | Gustavia
For breakfast and dinner, the Sand Bar is an unbeatable venue. Located on the sandy-white beach at the foot of the iconic Eden Rock, the Sand Bar offers a breathtaking panorama over the Caribbean Sea.
When the sun sets over Saint Jean Bay, the restaurant changes its name to the Sand Bar Night and turns into a welcoming island lounge. It is the perfect place to relax and gather with family and friends with your feet in the sand
For simply perfect dinners the Sand Bar Night is the coolest spot right now right on the water’s edge where guests are invited to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with an inspired nod towards Italy. Eden Rock – St Barths warmly invites you to sample and enjoy the joint talents of acclaimed chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Eric Desbordes at the Sand Bar.
CASA DE L’ISLE | FLAMANDS
In a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, Chef Yann Vinsot imagines culinary experiences combining French savoir-faire and local influences. Familiar face of the Maison, Chef Vinsot is always pleased to fulfill each and every guest’s desires with creativity and simplicity. Enjoy al fresco dining and an acclaimed selection of 150+ champagnes and wines.
WHERE TO STAY IN ST. BARTHS
The most luxurious villa on the entire island of St. Barths, this private St. Jean hillside villa offers heart-stopping, panoramic views of Baie de St. Jean and Eden Rock – the best view around. Chef’s kitchen with La Cornue appliances. State of the-art entertainment system. Infinity pool & waterfall. Sunken lounge with fire feature. 5 bedroom suites, all of which feature ocean views and outdoor terraces.