Le Village St Barts Hotel is located in a breeze-cooled hillside, La Colline de St.Jean, on a narrow back-road leading from La Baie de St Jean, the largest and most photogenic bay on St Barts island. St. Jean Beach is just a 3- to 5-minute walk down the hill; the adjoining village of St.Jean, with a convenient array of stylish boutiques, restaurants and bars, is a lively people-watching venue for both visitors and islanders. This is one of the features that regular guests prize: they don’t have to bother with cars and parking (lucky break: since the village is small and picturesque, parking space is limited) and everything they need is right there – beach, water sports, cafes, restaurants and boutiques – and St Barts airport just few minutes way. St.Jean’s Bay is now the place on St Barts for resort-style buzz and authentic French joie de vivre. Likewise, for guests who want to tour the island, the charming, red-roofed capital, Gustavia, is just 10 minutes away by car and the remotest beaches are no more than a 30-minute drive away.
The hotel has been welcoming guest since 1969, when it was known as the Village St.Jean Hotel. It was conceived, designed and built in a chic Caribbean style by Andre Charneau and his family; today, it is still owned, managed, cosseted and impeccably maintained by the second generation of Charneaus, Catherine and her brother Bertrand, who literally grew up in the hospitality business.