We were very fortunate to experience the exceptional resort of Eden Rock while in St. Barts. The magnificent property is nestled in the bay of Saint-Jean, and as it’s name suggests, the property is situated upon a rocky point which provides stunning visuals and allows the hotel to take full advantage of it’s terrain providing its’ guests with a unique accommodation experience. In my next blog, I will review the room in which we stayed, but in this entry I want to focus on the exterior of this beautiful island escape.
Eden Rock was one of the first hotels to be built on St. Barts back in the early 1950’s by Rémy de Haenen who had purchased this rocky area for only a few hundred dollars. His vision for this property, and the island of St. Barts is greatly responsible the must-visit destination it is today. Eden Rock quickly attracted A-list Hollywood stars in the 50’s, including Greta Garbo and Robert Mitchum. Today the hotel boasts 34 individual accommodations situated on the rock, along the beach and in the garden; each decorated in the styling of Jane Matthews. Everywhere you turn at Eden Rock there is a visual treat and when you add this to the clear warm waters of the Bay, the pristine beach, and exceptional service from the staff, you are truly in a luxury paradise.
A couple of the special touches that Eden Rock provides for its’ guests include to availability of rental Mini’s in order to explore the island, your room name etched onto a rock (of course) to reserve your beach space:
I am confident that anyone staying at Eden Rock will not only feel the relaxation and luxury that is synonymous with this property, but they will also find something special to make their time here unique. Whether it’s making the most the warm clear waters of the bay (stand up paddle-boards, snorkeling gear, rafts and kayaks that re available for guests), dining in one of the fabulous restaurants, or shopping in one of the nearby shops of St. Jean – there is something for everyone. For us, it was the amazing site of the planes landing and taking off at nearby Gustaf III Airport as the end of the runway is just down the beach. This allows for stunning close up views of the planes, some coming so close, you feel you could touch them. Don’t worry about the noise though, the planes are not that frequent and are small island hoppers. They also don’t fly after dark:
To learn more about Eden Rock in St. Barts, click HERE.