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St Barth – Isle de France (Cheval Blanc)

My husband and I recently spent a few days in St. Barts and stayed at Cheval Blanc – Isle de France.  This small resort is a modern seaside retreat decked out in white and driftwood with a touch of sophisticated elegance.  You are greeted by a staff of young french ladies in matching dresses with their hair in buns and handsome  young men with great tans.

We stayed in room 22 which is a garden bungalow located across the “street” from the main hotel but tucked away in a secluded garden.  Our room had a large king bed with a tv cabinet at the end of the bed, double french doors out to the deck complete with a love seat, two chairs and a table, and a large bathroom.

You will find a large soaker tub next to a wall of windows (shade is optional) overlooking the gardens, double sinks, and a large shower with a rainfall shower head.

There was also lots of closet and storage space.  We stopped by the market near the airport and stocked our room with snacks, drinks, and other sundries.  Be aware of tiny ants that frequented our bungalow so bring plenty of plastic ziplock bags to store your food.  We also had a fully stocked bar upon arrival.

Bug zapper

Stocked bar on arrival

As a Virtuoso guest you will receive a welcome amenity, daily breakfast (we chose to have ours in the room), upgrade upon arrival (if available), 80E spa credit.

Welcome amenity

Welcome amenity

Welcome amenity and Anniversary present

Room service breakfast

There are several garden bungalows and suites with their own pool on this side of the property but if you want an ocean view then you’ll need to book in the main hotel.

View from our deck

You can find ocean rooms with direct ocean views but note that these rooms are in the center of the property right next to the main restaurant and the pool, so no privacy.  Just away from the main hotel you can stay in junior suite and villas that afford views of the ocean and some with their own pools.

Beach room

Beach room

2 bedroom garden suite – entrance

2 bedroom garden suite – pool

2 bedroom garden suite – 1st bedroom

2 bedroom garden suite – living area

Located on the property is a swimming pool with bar and food service as well as the beach with full service as well as a spa.


Pool lounge next to main restaurant

Beach chairs and beach bar

Main restaurant

Our stay was completely relaxing, the service was impeccable, and we can’t wait to return!

To read more about the island of St Barth, please click HERE to read my blog.


*My trip was in July of 2014 and that fall the resort went through a re-branding so the pictures and descriptions above are prior to this re-branding.





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