Designed by famed Parisian designer Christian Liaigre, it's the much anticipated reincarnation of the iconic Sereno Beach Hotel. As reinvented by Liaigre, Le Sereno is an intimate, elegant sanctuary. A beachfront gem with 37 exquisitely furnished suite and villas. It's located on the east end of the island along 180 meters (600 feet) of beach on picturesque Grand Cul-de-Sac, a turquoise cove protected from the ocean waves by a coral reef. The site was noted by The Travel Channel as "one of the most beautiful beaches in the world."
An impeccably-trained, around-the-clock staff prides itself on anticipating each guest's every whim, with an array of amenities and services:
Liaigre's modern and elegant custom furnishings for each room are complemented with signature robes and linens especially made for Le Sereno by D. Porthault, Ex Voto Paris amenities, twice-daily housekeeping service, wireless internet, cordless two-line phones, Plasma TV's , as well as personal IPods and IPod docking stations. Guests also enjoy complimentary limo service to and from the airport.
St. Barth has emerged as one of the world's most elegant and fashionable resorts. Frequented primarily by an upscale clientele, this French island attracts discriminating travelers who favor an exclusive vacation spot.
Part of the French West Indies, St. Barth is located only 25 km (15 miles) Southeast of St. Maarten and offers a wide variety of gourmet restaurants and high-end boutiques.
St. Barth is sunny and dry year round, with temperatures ranging from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius (72 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit). The official language is French, although English is widely spoken. All areas of the island are safe for tourists; locals are known for their warm hospitality and joie de vivre, which complement the peaceful island setting. The local atmosphere and unique community is what really sets St. Barth apart from other beautiful Caribbean islands.
St. Barth's beaches are renowned for being some of the most beautiful and pristine in the world. Many are found in small coves, which have been protected from development by strict environmental friendly zoning. Unlike many of its neighboring Caribbean islands, it has not been overrun with prefab condos and large chain hotels.
St. Barth features some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean. The island has over 80 restaurants featuring culinary styles ranging from classic French to Asian to West Indian. Many of these restaurants attract gourmet chefs trained in France to oversee their kitchens.
The nightlife of St. Barth is diverse as well. Visitors looking for late-night pleasures can listen to live jazz at a café or dance the night away at one of the local discos or after hour's clubs.
St. Barth is also a duty-free port, rated as one of the premier shopping destinations in the Caribbean. The capital Gustavia is the principal shopping area of the island. There are boutiques and emporiums for the most sophisticated shoppers, featuring luxury brands such as Cartier, Hermes, and Dior to name a few. There are numerous health and beauty clinics and fitness centers catering to the island's upscale clientele.