Few Caribbean islands have a more vibe chic than this member of the French Antilles -- and few are as pricey. But here we explore its more affordable as well as ritzier side.

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St Barth tourism rebounding after fall 2017 hurricane devastation

Hurricane-affected countries are rebounding after last September’s devastation by Irma and Maria. The least affected countries are at or near normality, while the worst hit ones, which recorded decreases ranging from -18 percent to -7 percent in 2017, continue to make progress, five months after the storms.   The following is an update on the progress of some of the worst hit destinations as provided by the countries, along with the hotel picture made available by the Caribbean Hotel and…

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visiting St. Barts 101

For 50 years this tiny island near St. Martin has been a Mecca for celebrities, models, and hedge-fund managers, but this Mecca comes with topless sunbathing. And unlike many other islands, it has restricted growth and maintained its ambience as a uniquely French outpost in the Caribbean. Here's the two-minute guide to the best of St. Barts...read complete post

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  • Another good look at St. Barth in the off season, from TheObserver.com: https://observer.com/2022/07/st-barthelemy-travel-guide-le-toiny-ho...
  • Who knew? Even if you're not jetsetting elite, you can enjoy "accessible luxury" at one of their most famous Caribbean playgrounds in the off season: https://www.thedailybeast.com/st-barths-the-island-where-the-rich-g...
    The Island Where the Rich Go to Flex Has a Secret
    St. Barths is a gorgeous and very exclusive jewel, which explains why it’s a tough ticket in season, but in the off-season, it’s the epitome of acces…
  • St Bart's makes another Tripatini blog appearance, in the recently posted Best Caribbean Shopping Off the Beaten Path, Part 2!

  • The Hotel Carl Gustaf gets a shout-out in the Tripatini blog's recently posted 5 Romantic Caribbean Getaways.
  • Regaring the info sites... you could add http://paradizo.com/st-barts as a great resource for luxury vacations in St. Barths
  • On our blog: Check out this delish recipe for curry snapper from Le Gaïac in Le Toiny.
  • I also received that release, and sure it's great comparative value. But the best lodging buys on St. Barths remain the villas (especially if you don't want to eat out every meal), as well as "hotels bourgeois" like the Petite Anges, Hostellerie des Trois Forces or Tropical.
  • For what it's worth, I just got word of this early-booking deal to one of the Caribbean's top resorts, Le Toiny in St. Barts. It's still pricey, just somewhat less so!


    Book by October 31, 2009 and you can take advantage of St. Barts Hôtel Le Toiny’s Early Bird offer. Featuring close to 15 percent savings on a five-night stay or longer, the Early Bird package also includes a rental car along with daily Continental breakfast, private round trip transfers on arrival and departure, laundry service and a welcome amenity. This special offer is available during the peak winter season from January 5th to March 31, 2010.

    Prices start at Euro 1130 per night for a junior suite (normally Euro 1250 without a car), Euro 1500 per night for a one bedroom Villa Suite (normally Euro 1680 without a car) and Euro 2430 for a three-bedroom suite (normally Euro 2780 without a car). All accommodations are separate hillside bungalows with private terrace and swimming pool. All rates include service but exclude 5% Island occupancy tax. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Offer is based upon availability.

    For further information or to book a package, contact Hotel Le Toiny at 011-590-590-27-88-88 or e-mail reservations@letoiny.com.

    About Hôtel Le Toiny

    St. Barts’ Hôtel Le Toiny has been a favorite Caribbean hideaway since 1992. Private and discreet, the resort is located on a 38-acre parcel of land on the Island’s southeastern side. Consisting of 15 pastel-colored Villa Suites reflecting the French Colonial style, each Villa Suite offers a breathtaking ocean view, large terrace, private heated swimming pool and kitchenette. In 2008, Hôtel Le Toiny added an ocean view fitness center, serenity spa cottage and refurbished each Villa. The resort is home to the popular Restaurant Le Gaïac featuring innovative French cuisine with a Creole accent. Hôtel Le Toiny is affiliated with Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts and American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.
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