This Luxury Oceanfront Hotel in St Barth Redefines Relaxation

Located in the heart of Anse de Cayes, one of St. Barthélemy’s small neighborhoods, Hotel Manapany is a relaxing, luxurious escape. With its ocean-front shores, tropical greenery, and commitment to sustainability, this eco-friendly resort is the definition of barefoot luxury. Owner Anne Jousse –  president of B Signature Hotels and Resorts, which has properties in Paris, Brittany, and St Barth – purchased the hotel in 2016 and reopened the new Manapany in 2018, reinventing it into the stay it is today.

With 43 rooms, suites, and villas, this hotel offers something for every kind of traveler. Each room faces the ocean and has large terraces perched within lush greenery. They all have splashes of Caribbean charm with bright color palettes (think turmeric yellow, ultramarine blue, and chili red hues), natural wood finishes, and comfortable furnishings that channel the island’s laid-back vibes. Guests can choose from a variety of room options, including oceanfront suites with gorgeous views, secluded garden rooms, and spacious villas. While each room and suite at Manapany has its own personality, they all feature king-sized beds, private terraces, minibars, B Signature bath products, air conditioners, and walk-in showers or bathtubs. As for the best stay on property: Villa Creole. This two-bedroom house is extremely spacious and has two bathrooms, a separate living room with a kitchenette, and breathtaking sea views.

In terms of dining, Hotel Manapany has two options: a beachfront restaurant that overlooks the sea and a bar that’s located right off the lobby. The 60-seat restaurant, which is run by chef Anthony Martel, has a locally inspired menu that features Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine. His meals highlight fresh, organic, and local products with an emphasis on the island’s freshly caught fish and lobster that are delivered daily by local fishermen. Guests can nosh on everything from mouthwatering poke bowls and delicious vegetarian bites to healthy salads and hearty meat dishes. As for the bar, it has a beautiful collection of signature cocktails (including the Passion Paradise, which is made with rum, orange, and lime juice, and homemade passion sherbert), all of which are inspired by local colors and flavors.

For those who want to unwind, the hotel has a stunning spa that focuses on relaxation. The treatment menu includes reflexology, detoxifying body wraps, facials, massages, and more. Additionally, there are daily yoga and pilates classes upon reservation. There’s also a large infinity pool and outdoor shower, both of which face the ocean.

However, what makes Hotel Manapany stand out is its commitment to sustainable tourism. In 2021, the hotel obtained the Green Key label, which is a certificate of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility. Because nature is at the heart of Hotel Manapany’s philosophy, guests can see that reflected in its use of solar hot water, thermostatic shower valves to save water, and recycling of used water with no discharge into the environment. Plus, the hotel only allows electric vehicles and has charging spots on site. 

With its commitment to eco-friendly practices, delicious dining options, and luxurious accommodations, Hotel Manapany is unlike any other. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or just time in the sun, this hotel is a St. Barthélemy treasure.

Top Takeaways

Location: St. Barthélemy

Address: 97133, St. Barthélemy

Rating: Five-Star

The Vibe: Hotel Manapany has a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance. As owner Anne Jousse says, it’s the definition of barefoot luxury. 

Food + Drink: The hotel has two dining options: a beachfront restaurant with a focus on Caribbean and Mediterranean cuisine, and a bar facing the sea, known for its signature cocktails.

Our Favorite Part of the Hotel: The balanced blend of luxury and sustainability, highlighted by the hotel’s commitment to eco-friendly practices and its stunning natural surroundings.

Amenities: Two pools; spa; two restaurants; solar-heated hot water; electric vehicles; eco-friendly bath products; private beach access; surfing lessons; valet; concierge

What’s Nearby? The hotel is located in a secluded neighborhood in St Barth. Because of this, it sits on a private beach that’s open to guests. For those who want to spend time off property, the bustling town of Gustavia is less than a 15-minute drive away.

Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Definitely do the Colombier Hike. This scenic trail leads you to Colombier Beach, one of the island’s hidden gems, which you can only get to by hiking or by boat.

Rooms: 43 rooms, suites, and villas

Pricing: Rates start at $1,120/night.

Closest Airport: Gustaf III Airport

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