Stayed here for a girl's bachelorette party and it was perfect. We stayed in the Garden House (#12) which came with it's own pool, kitchen, living room, upstairs and downstairs and slept 6. It was near the restaurant Bartolomeo but seemed very remote and private. There was Evian water bottles delivered daily, a mini fridge, lovely Clarins toiletries, comfy bed with nice pillows and comforter, hair dryer, safe, bathrobes and sandals for the beach. The one problem was with the shower head that wouldn't stay on, but we never complained about it. We did have a very loud bird chirping outside our room, so I suggest bringing earplugs, just in case. Our first night there we ate at Bartolomeo and tried the tasting menu. It was divine and the servers very helpful and accomodating. It was so good, we did it again another night and all the dishes were different, which was impressive. The only down side (if you could call it that) is the whole table needs to do it. The fitness room, which overlooks the water, is smallish but has elliptical, bikes, treadmill, some machines and free weights. The beach was very nice, with attendants preparing your lounge chairs and bringing you drinks. We got a cocktail a day in our package and the drinks were the traditional (like pina colada) and inventive (Pink Lady). Most water sports (paddleboarding, windsurfing, snorkling) are included. The water, situated where the Atlantic and the Caribbean collide, tends to be a little rough and the bottom is kind of sea-weedy, but the beach itself was prisitne white sand. If you wish to eat on the beach for lunch, it is best to make reservations. Also, if you're planning on a spa treatment, you probably want to book that as soon as you get in as it is very popular. There are tennis courts and raquets available, although we didn't take advantage of this amenity. Take a hike on one of the nearby hills and get a spectacular view of the ocean. The gift shop was tres chic and girls in our party got some great deals in the sales bin on dresses. Everyone we dealt with at the hotel was very helpful, with the exception of a girl at the front desk at the spa. We had booked spa treatments for Mother's Day but could not get them all at the same time. We got there early and laid out by the pool- very relaxing- and my massage was done in a room overlooking the water- beautiful. My sister got a facial and said it was the best of her life (and she's had a lot of facials). There's a steam room and water and herbal teas available at the spa. Although this resort is removed from Gustavia, that is part of the charm and honestly, you could stay here and never venture outside the property. We did go to Gustavia and the Eden Roc for dinner one night but I preferred the food here. We were told they are going to renovate our room in the future, but I didn't see anything wrong with it. There were children allowed here, but for the most part they were well behaved. The power did go out by the beach the one day we'd made reservations to eat there, but these things happen. We ate upstairs by the pool, where they serve breakfast. This would be a perfect place for honeymooners to enjoy a secluded, exclusive get away.I personally would like to return with my husband, who is the one who recommended St. Barts for our trip in the first place.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Guanahani And Spa
- Hotel Guanahani Grand Cul-De-Sac
- Resort All Inclusive Guanahani
- Le Guanahani St. Barthelemy/Grand Cul-De-Sac