Design Destination: Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Le Sereno On St. BarthAuthor:Candace Abbott
In a world laced with luxurious locales, it’s often hard to decide the best place to linger. Problem solved. Book an extended holiday at Le Sereno properly situated along the coast of the ever-glorious St. Barth.
Aside from picking up salty Caribbean breezes, Le Sereno is entirely designed by renowned French designer, Christian Liaigre and home to a host of spectacular private villas, all of which feature spectacular views of the turquoise waters.
Your only dilemma when arriving to the luxe Grand Cul-de-Sac location, is selecting just what kind of villa will suit your seaside stay. One of the standout spots—La Villa du Pecheur—is an ultra-private 900 square foot retreat that makes no apologies for its magnificence, which includes a lush outdoor living space made complete by a 600 square foot wood deck that leads the way to a garden-framed private pool. In between pool and beach dips, you’re free to lounge on the outdoor day beds or nosh on fruit at the neighboring table. Those calming breezes waft through beautifully crafted shutters and into the sleeping quarters that’s best described as divine. Here plush, and aptly outfitted, net-covered canopy beds stake their claim begging for your company. After all, you’re on holiday so naps are not welcomed but mandatory.
And each stay, whether villa or suite, houses enticing modern bathrooms. Here you’ll find soaking tubs with beautiful natural wood detail, seductive fixtures and windows that open up to let the island vibes in.
Divinity shows itself again, however this time in the form of the 7,000 square foot, 4-bedroom villas, which also play host to private pools, decks, and tropical gardens.
Le Sereno has no shortage of beauty nor wonderment especially when it comes to the eats and activities. The resort’s dining experience fairs on the side of magic with dishes that draw from French and Asian influences, but seamlessly blends vibrant flavors of the Caribbean. And between fresh fruit, cocktails, and Wagyu Dumplings, you can spend some time at the hotel’s Spa Le Sereno, which is best described as more than a spa experience but a sensorial happening. One where tropical birds can be heard, the sweet smell of the sea fills the air, and that Caribbean breeze brushes over your body.
Kayak, kite surf, paddle board, pick up a game of tennis at Le Sereno, the opportunities to live “the good life” are endless, but whatever you do, sit back and admire the beauty of the space. The lush surroundings, the carefully selected furnishings, the artwork, and even the architecture of the resort. When it comes to R&R, this intimate (and undeniably stylish) retreat has it down to a glittery, turquoise dipped, blissfully linguid science.