Le Sereno Hotel & Villas
Pared-down design right on the beach
What it is
A private paradise for design friends.
What it isn't
A place to be seen; head to Gustavia for the party.
What we think
Le Sereno, the newest member of St. Barth's high-end hotel club, perfectly exemplifies the island's chic vibe. On a privileged slice of sand in Grand Cul-de-Sac, the family-owned and operated hotel has just 36 suites—and three villas—all outfitted by renowned Parisian designer Christian Liaigre. With white walls, open floor plans and polished exotic woods, the rooms are spacious and minimalist, evoking the hotel's namesake serenity. Most rooms are beachfront and all have patios or private pools surrounded by lush tropical greenery. Hidden in one of the thick stands of garden is an open-air spa; opt for the Shell Dream massage, which utilizes warm seashells. The oceanfront restaurant evokes the Mediterranean, with house-made pastas and salt-crusted fish.
Seasonal closure: End of August to end of October.
You're here because
You want a low-profile, tropical getaway with a contemporary French touch.
The hotel's staff met your flight and whisked you through customs and immigration, and now you're speeding to the hotel, where you'll be greeted by a smiling woman holding a canvas beach bag with custom Havaianas flip-flops.
On the eastern end of St. Barth’s, nestled within Grand Cul-de-Sac Bay. It’s a ten-minute drive to the airport, which has connections to St. Maarten, Puerto Rico or Antigua.
Restaraunts & Bars
Le Sereno Restaurant - Serves Mediterranean dishes, taking advantage of the Caribbean Sea while incorporating an Italian accent, crafted by Chef Alex Simone
*Signature dishes include Gnocchi Le Sereno, made from unprocessed buckwheat flour with a tomato-sage sauce and Chef Simone's famous Lobster Linguine from Il Baretto, here made with fresh local spiny lobster that arrives daily to Le Sereno's private beach.
Le Sereno beach & pool bar