Owners Catherine and Bertrand Charneau invite accredited agents to experience the million-dollar restyling at Hotel Le Village, St. Barts. Hotel Le Village, a family-owned and managed hideaway consists of 28 rooms and suites located on St Jean Hill, a five-minute walk from the most photographed beach on St. Barts.
The airy, colorful timber-and-stucco cottages are set in 10 acres of lush multi-level gardens dotted with original sculptures. They’re designed for an open-air lifestyle, with air-conditioned bedrooms, inviting terraced living rooms, dining areas and fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. Some of the deluxe suites are equipped with flat-screen TV, surround-sound and DVD/CD layers, some replete with private patios with Jacuzzis.
Recreational facilities include a blue-tiled, lip-less swimming pool, fitness center, massage room and bocce lane. The spacious breakfast room has a panoramic view of the bay. As a family-run hotel committed to value “Le Village” provides many complimentary amenities, such as free Internet access, the fitness center, and, for beach lovers, chairs, towels, coolers and sunshades.
As the Frommer guide puts it: “One of the best values on St. Barth.”
Rates range from 135 (approximately 1.30 euro to $1) to 460 Euros in summer, and 225 to 680 Euros in winter, and include breakfast and service charge (5% government tax is extra).
When it comes to choosing a room or suite that matches guests’ personal tastes, “Le Village” now offers more options:
• the island-style cottage, La Case, with its gingerbread trim and a hydro-jet Jacuzzi on the deck, is perfect for honeymooners;
• the new two-story Family Cottages offer three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchen for about the price of a regular suite at some other island hotels;
• luxury lovers who want perks like surround-sound audio, flat-screen TV, i-Pod dock and an indoor/outdoor shower check into the hotel’s new flagship Jacuzzi Suite.
The hotel’s choice location puts guests within walking distance not only of the beach and water sports but also nine bistros, restaurants and takeouts and a mini-mall of boutiques – thus saving the cost of pricey taxi rides.
Since its opening in 1969, Hotel Le Village (formerly, Hotel Village St. Jean) has been owned and managed by the multilingual Charneau family, now represented by the second generation, Catherine and her brother Bertrand – which means you can always be sure your clients will receive a warm, family-style welcome and attentive personal service.
For travel professionals wishing to visit the property Hotel Le Village is offering a special package that includes – two nights complimentary for 2 guests, space available, May 15 – October 31, 2012. Includes continental breakfast, service, and a Category A car; car insurance, gas and a government tax of 5% are extra. The reservation must be booked in advance, valid ID must be shown. Additional nights possible, based on availability, at a special rate of 180 Euros for two – including continental breakfasts, service charge and Category A car; car insurance, gas and a government tax of 5% are extra.