When it comes to hotels, I prefer the more intimate boutique types as opposed to a big resort. These types of hotels provide such a unique and specialized experience. Upon walking into the beautiful red doors of Le Sereno St. Barth’s, you can tell that this is a special place. There’s an overwhelming calmness that takes over as you look out into the ocean and swaying palm trees. The pool alone will make you want to stay forever.
This intimate family-owned beach hotel and spa is luxurious yet reflects a laid-back simplicity that is hard to beat. Le Sereno is the first hotel in St. Barth’s to obtain a five-star classification under the revised French hotel standards. There’s not one pretentious feeling though, as the staff is warm and welcoming.
I stopped by their fabulous restaurant for lunch and certainly wasn’t disappointed. I was served the freshest fish that was presented like a piece of art – simply divine!