The French riviera meets the tropics, welcome to the 5⭐ Tropical Hotel St. Barth

The Tropical Hotel, St Barth


On the most exclusive of Caribbean islands and just a few short steps from Saint-Jean beach, Nikki beach and the Eden Rock, the Tropical Hotel, St. Barth unveils its new look by interior designer Oscar Ono. The French family-owned Hotel is situated in a perfect spot being just a stone’s throw away from all amenities. The redesign is a throwback and tribute to a more traditional St Barth style.

Natural materials, such as palm and rattan, are enhanced by more sophisticated touches of aged metal and combined with objects spanning different eras, including 1950s-style ceramic vases. This fusion of styles reinforces the uniqueness of this sophisticated establishment and its new chic yet informal influences, eliciting both the French Riviera and the Palm Springs of the mid-20th century.

Now a 5*boutique hotel, this emblematic property – the second-ever hotel built on St. Barth – is as enticing as it is indulgent. The dream-like sumptuousness of the architecture and gardens offer guests precious moments of relaxation in a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.


Nature is Oscar Ono’s primary source of inspiration, touches of which can be found throughout the hotel.

Like a colourful and lush oasis, it affords both freshness and intimacy in the various spaces of the restaurant, bar, rooms and suites.

Communicating through verandas typical of Caribbean architecture, these spaces are centred around one main patio, the perfect place for relaxing and meeting friends old and new.

Under the open sky or under a scalloped fabric canopy, guests at the Tropical Hotel, St. Barth can relax and enjoy a signature cocktail or a fresh fruit-based detox juice, comfortably seated on the long benches or wrought iron chairs whose pastel pink and almond green colours induce a feeling of well-being.

After nightfall, the subdued lighting ushers in a sophisticated party atmosphere, with garlands and hanging ornaments made from woven straw creating another level of intimacy.


An intimate address, the Tropical Hôtel, St. Barth has a welcoming feel with its 24 rooms and suites spread over two levels between the ground and first floors; some offering an idyllic view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, while others benefit from direct contact with the tropical vegetation outside.

Comfortable and functional, most of the rooms can be adapted to the specific needs of each guest. For example, the Penthouse – a combination of three rooms – offers a surface area of 104m2 for a total capacity of 6 people, plus a 132m2 patio, a unique offering in St. Barth. The hotel also offers 4 exceptional suites that have access to an exclusive swimming pool from their private terrace. Every room is bright, light and airy so guests can feel at ease.

Inside, Oscar Ono continues his interpretation of the Garden of Eden, notably through a selection of fabrics and wallpapers featuring exotic motifs, such as the renowned Salengro model by Manuel Canovas, whose colour schemes have been specially tailored to the hotel.

Embellished with precious golden finishes, natural elements of wood, straw and bamboo are combined with other materials such as ceramics, creating a multi- inspirational dialogue around the mythical destinations of Miami, Palm Springs and the French Riviera.

The custom-made headboards render each room unique and original. Made of different materials, they harmonise and compliment the palette of colours, expressed here in subtle shades of green, yellow, blue and pink, further emphasizing the sense of comfort and luxury.

In a boudoir-style mood, the bathrooms are decorated with fluted wooden washbasins and mirrors with gently rounded lines. They come equipped with spacious Italian- style showers in grey-veined white marble and on the walls, glazed ceramic fish light-heartedly echo the island’s coastal traditions.

The rooms and suites are adjoined by private terraces that allow guests to bask in the tropical sunshine or cool off in the fresh sea breeze. At any time of the day, guests can unwind and enjoy a quiet meal.


The restaurant adopts the same mood as the adjoining patio. On a mural painted by Raphaël Schmitt, different plant species are artistically depicted, blurring the line between the interior and exterior. Like a large open house, the room is naturally divided into several spaces clustered around a central bar where hotel guests can sample the mixologist’s selection of cocktails and mocktails throughout the day.

In the same convivial atmosphere, the restaurant receives its guests for dinner under the imposing colonial-style wooden roof, where tables of different sizes accommodate both couples and groups. All that remains is to taste the chef’s specialities with delicate combinations of local and Mediterranean flavours, including black risotto with scallops and chorizo, linguine with caviar and grilled lobster. For dessert, those with a sweet tooth will be tempted by the rum baba or the homemade ice creams and sorbets.

From morning to night, the Tropical Hotel, St. Barth can adapt its menu to satisfy all tastes thanks to a casual dining experience. In the morning, breakfast is served in the room or on the patio and includes pastries, avocado toast, granola with fresh fruit and smoothies. At lunchtime, discerning food lovers can choose from a selection of cooked dishes served on the patio. On the menu: truffle croque monsieur, Niçoise salad with tuna belly, mahi-mahi fish, etc.

Other sweets, salads and sandwiches are available from room service or by the pool in the afternoon. In this area, nestled opposite the restaurant and bordered by palm trees, hotel guests can enjoy a meal while lounging on the deckchairs and beach beds with their colourful, striped patterns; elements borrowed from the tropical lifestyle and the bohemian ethos of the 1970s.


Open from mid-December 2021 to 24 August 2022 • 24 rooms and suites:

Ground floor:
– 5 Vegetal (2 pers): 28 m2 + terrace 18 m2: from 650 euros
– 4 Garden (2 pers): 32 m2 + terrace 30 m2: from 730 euros
– 4 Pool Suites (3 pers): 50 m2 + terrace 30 m2 + private pool + sea view: from 1300 euros

First floor:
– 4 Tropical (2 pers): 25 m2 + terrace 10 m2: from 530 euros
– 4 Jungle (2 pers): 30m2 + terrace 10m2 + sea view: from 780 euros
– Penthouse (6 pers): 104m2 + terrace 132m2 + sea view: from 2650 euros
Ocean View (2 pers): 32m2 + terrace 10m2 + sea view: from 950 euros Rock View (2 pers): 40m2 + terrace 42m2 + sea view: from 1150 euros Love View (2 pers): 32m2 + terrace 80m2 + sea view: from 1300 euros

• Capacity :
– Restaurant (dinner only): 80 and 100 covers – Patio: 80 and 100 covers
– Bar: 40 people max.

• Opening hours:
– Breakfast à la carte, served in-room or on the patio from 7 am to 10 am – Bar: open from 11 am to midnight continuously
– Lunch served on the patio from 12 pm to 3 pm- Pool: 3 pm to 5:30 pm
– Dinner served on the patio or in the restaurant from 7 pm to 11 pm – Room service à la carte: 12 pm to 5:30 pm
– Room service bar: 11 am to midnight non-stop






• Additional services:
– Swimming pool is open from 6 am to 8 pm
– Yoga & fitness classes upon request
– Massages & treatments in-room, upon request – Airport transfers from St. Barth included


Media release and images provided by Joanna, Alexandra PR.

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