Set right on the beautiful beach of St Jean on the sun-drenched Caribbean island if St Barts, Tom Beach Hotel is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with swaying palms and vibrant flowers, and close to some of St Barts’ finest restaurants and shops, it ‘s the perfect destination for a idyllic holiday.
The Tom Beach Hotel has just 12 luxurious rooms, made up of 10 Superior and two Deluxe rooms. The Superior rooms are situated on the garden level or first floor, and all have a private, furnished patio or terrace shaded by a lush tropical palms. There are king-sized beds draped with white mosquito nets, for that Out of Africa feel, individually controlled air con and of course the obligatory ceiling fan – this is the Caribbean after all – plasma TV, iPod docking station, CD and DVD player, min bar, electronic safe and unlimited WiFi access. Décor is modern plantation-style, with cool stone tiled floors, white walls and airy high beamed ceilings. The lavish contemporary marble and stone tiled bathrooms are equipped with Molton Brown toiletries, hair dryer and beach towels. The spacious Deluxe rooms have stunning views over St Jean Bay from their large furnished terraces, so you can just lie back in your lounger and sip a cocktail, and dream the days away.
Well, this is the ultimate sun, sea and sand destination. Each room comes with two beach chairs and an umbrella on St Jean beach, so you can just park yourself there and gaze out over the turquoise waters. And when you feel a bit more energetic, then why not wander through the Tom Beach Art Studio and gaze at the exhibitions of fine art, photography and sculptures that change every fortnight? If you can tear yourself away from the beach, and admittedly that is be the hardest decision you will have to make in your holiday, the hotel can organise shopping trips and excursions through its tailored concierge service. All you have to do is ask.
La Plage restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and weekend brunch, and offers a daily changing menu based on a unique blend of French cuisine and Latin seasoning, conjured up by the Peruvian chef Paul Coste. Dishes are based on local seasonal produce so you can expect such delights as grilled local lobster, Yellowfin tuna tataki, local Wahoo with Tandoori… and a famous Snday night barbecue. Live entertainment includes live bands and DJs, weekly wine tastings, artistic pole dancing… you have been warned.
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