Gyp Sea Hotel

Hilltop High Life

fromUSD $585*night
Includes all taxes & fees
*Based on a 5 night stay, from Sun, Jun 23 to Fri, Jun 28. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Gustavia, St. Barths

Gyp Sea Hotel

Hilltop High Life

What it is

A storybook collection of 20 colonial bungalows and villas overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with a locally inspired spa and garden-flanked rum bar with a cigar cellar.

What it isn't

Far from the beach. In just over half a mile, you’ll be putting your toes in the softest white sand imaginable on Anse de Flamands beach.

What we think

The ten mile French island of St. Barths is perfection by any measure, from its buttery croissants to its truly paradisiacal water, which is turquoise hued and often as clear as glass. Owned by the Sibuet family—the same brilliant hotelier minds behind Les Fermes de Marie in the French Alps—Villa Marie is the epitome of a blissful Saint Barth’s retreat. We love the hotel’s jungly, fragrant grounds, where lush mango trees and bougainvillea surround the al fresco pool. Interiors capture the easygoing elegance of the region with rattan furniture; airy exposed beam ceilings; and overstuffed sofas ideal for sinking into after a day on the sand. Book a 377-square-foot Plantation Bungalow for a mosquito-netted four post bed, sitting area and terrace; we also love ginormous 2,045 square foot Pool Suite, which has its own private pool on its balcony overlooking the sea below. Whatever room you book, you’ll be treated like French royalty with gratis breakfast; transfers from the Gustavia ferry dock or St. Barths airport; and plush amenities such as bluetooth speakers, Nespresso machines, a mini bar and—phew!—air conditioning.

You're here because

Guests have unfettered access to their own beach club, Gyp Sea, on Pelican Beach, where DJs spin and fruit cocktails are as fresh as the salty breeze.

The Moment

The best part of waking up at Villa Marie? The postcard-worthy views. The second best part? The abundant breakfasts by the pool. Your kick-start this morning: an acai bowl with goji berries and eggs dusted with Petrossian caviar.

Restaurants & Bars

François Plantation - offering French and Caribbean recipes

Gyp Sea - the all-new “Bohemian Beach Club” in the Bay of St Jean on Pelican Beach. Featuring a restaurant focussed on fresh, local cuisine prepared on the barbecue and a bar specializing in rum and laid back vibes.


A luxuriant hilltop 11 minutes from Gustavia’s docks, but just a few minutes walk from the beach. It’s worth hopping on a moped to visit the pristine waters on the Baie de St Jean, where Pippa Middleton and her brood frequently frolic.

Gustavia, 97133
Saint Barthélemy

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