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Barefoot Luxury is Redefined at St. Barts’ Gyp Sea Beach Houses

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Discover the article "Barefoot Luxury is Redefined at St. Barts' Gyp Sea Beach Houses" by Hotels Above Par.


Gyp Sea Beach Houses

"The new Gyp Sea Beach Houses in St. Barts should have the motto “luxury with a side of flip-flops.” Tucked on the famed Saint-Jean beach, these abodes are not your grandma’s seaside retreat. With names that could double as exotic cocktails—Sunset Corail, Bohemian Blue, Wild Banana, and Coco Mango—each cottage serves up its own brand of paradise, complete with private pools and VIP access to the sand. Here, the decor whispers tales of far-flung travels and chic soirées, blending the bohemian with the bespoke. It’s as if every cushion, each stroke of paint, and every piece of art (handpicked, of course) was designed to make you feel like the protagonist in a story where the setting is always golden hour. With fabrics that have more passport stamps than you (courtesy of Pierre Frey and friends) and art from globe-trotting creatives like Pierre Malbec and Anna Price, these beach houses are a masterclass in how to do tropical sophistication. But Gyp Sea isn’t just about looking good. It’s about feeling good, too. It is the kind of place where the service is so personalized (you get a butler, after all) that it feels like your best friend is running the show. Need a table at that restaurant everyone’s talking about? Consider it done. Fancy exploring the island’s secret spots? They know just the place. It’s the kind of hands-on, nothing-is-too-much-trouble vibe that turns first-timers into repeat offenders."


Top Takeaways

"Location : St. Barts

Rating : Five-star

The vibe : It’s like sipping a chilled, exotic cocktail on a sun-drenched terrace—effortlessly cool, distinctly luxurious, and utterly intoxicating.

Food + Drink : At the Gyp Sea Beach Club, not only can you indulge in super fresh dishes like ocean-caught fish, vibrant salads, and dreamily soft mozzarella, but the culinary experience extends all the way back to your private beach house. Each house has a full kitchen for those who love to cook. However, the real culinary highlight is the included custom-ordered breakfast, meticulously prepared and set up each morning by your butler, ensuring a perfect start to your day. For those seeking an even more intimate dining experience, you can opt for a chef-prepared dinner served right in your villa.

Amenities : Free WiFi; Restaurant; Butler Service; Beach Access

Any personal neighborhood recs ? Gustavia and St. Jean are the go-to spots for luxury shopping, boasting high-end boutiques from designers like Hermes and Louis Vuitton, alongside unique local finds such as vanilla rum and woven crafts from Corossol. As the sun sets, the island’s nightlife awakens, particularly in Gustavia, where clubs start buzzing from 9 pm onwards, hitting their peak after 10 pm. For dance enthusiasts, Casa, Sky Bar, and Bagatelle in Gustavia, along with Modjo in St Jean, offer vibrant scenes. And for a daytime adventure, a hike to Colombier Beach promises a secluded paradise.

Our favorite thing about the hotel : The service, decor and food are simply top notch.

What’s nearby ? : St. Jean Beach, Eden Rock, St. Jean shopping district, the airport.

Rooms : 4 villas

Pricing : Rates inclusive of daily housekeeping, butler services, and daily breakfasts served at the villa, with a seven-night minimum booking required, are as follows: Sunset Corail (1 bedroom) – from $1,620 per night + tax; Bohemian Blue (2 bedroom) – from $2,376 per night + tax; Wild Banana (3 bedroom) – from $3,240 per night + tax; Coco Mango (3 bedroom) – from $3,564 per night + tax

Closest Airport : Saint Barthélemy Airport, Rémy de Haenen Airport"

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