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 is newly rebuilt with just 39 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 freshly caught 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.
Restaurants & Bars
Al Mare Restaurant - Redefines Caribbean dining with a focus on fresh, local ingredients crafted into delicious, contemporary Italian cuisine served in a beachfront setting, crafted by Chef Raffaele Lenzi
*New menu highlights include the Spaghetti with Fresh Cucumber Ceviche, Aragosta con Caponatina di Verdura (lobster with a vegetable caponata), Spaghetti Ai Cinque Pomodori (spaghetti with sauce made from five tomato varieties) and Caciucco alla Livornese (traditional Italian fish soup served with toasted bread).
Plage Beach Restaurant - Casual beach restaurant just steps from the ocean, featuring fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.
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.