The Rosewood St. Barth Arrives

Eliya Brennan, Writer

You would think that St. Barths, in all its glory, would have a large-scale resort. But that’s not the case, until now. Rosewood has arrived and majorly upgraded the old Guanahani. You can say it’s been Rosewood-ified. The new digs are chic, modern and ready to impress. Here’s a first look at the Rosewood St. Barth.

Reimagining a Classic Hotel 

Le Guanahani has been hosting visitors to St. Barth’s since the mid-80s, and Rosewood has stepped in post-2017 hurricane to give it a facelift and new life. In Rosewood style, they take classic hotels and bring them into the 2020s across the globe. As of Fall 2021, Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth joins the family.  Where most St. Barths hotels are boutique properties, the Rosewood St. Barth is a full-scale luxury resort.  The hotel sits on its own 18 acres of peninsula, which makes it one of the largest properties on isle.

Where Comfort Meets Luxury

The Rosewood St. Barth is host to views of the ocean and St. Barth’s unique and lush flora and fauna. Hibiscus and palm trees shroud bright and inviting cottages in a dense pop of color. Rosewood’s updates include a fitness center, their acclaimed Sense spas, tennis court and two freshwater pools.  The 66 accommodations including ten signature suites, as well as three dining options.


Food and Drink 

The restaurant Beach House fuses Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors with a touch of French joie de vivre.  The concept brings family-style dining to life with an “immersive multi-sensory experience.” The experience comes complete with a specialized cocktail list concocted by Rosewood’s mixologists to enhance the menu’s offerings. Alongside Beach House, Bar Mélangé notably takes house distilled spirits to create cocktail offerings to match the island’s natural rhythms. Last but not least is Partners in Provenance, which sources their ingredients from local farmers.  They create a seasonal and eclectic menu that pays homage to indigenous agriculture.

Views From the Top

Rosewood isn’t Rosewood without decked out, next-level signature suites.  The Hibiscus Suite can house up to five guests, boasts views of the resort’s gardens, and has a private swimming pool and terrace. The Admiral Suite has breathtaking views of its own, in a two-bedroom accommodation with views on all sides of the blue lagoon. It also includes a private deck and coveted Balneo bathtub.

Check it Out

While the predecessor hotel was not necessarily in the tier of Eden Rock or Cheval Blanc, Rosewood St. Barth looks to change that at Le Guanahani.  Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll hook you up.


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