Hurricane Irma: Maison Updates
8 September 2017
Hurricane Irma has finally passed our beautiful island of St-Barth. We are relieved to announce that all Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France and Taïwana Ambassadeurs are safe. No guests were at the Maison, as Irma came during our annual closure for refreshment. We thank you all for your kind words and concern. Our hopes and hearts go to those of us who have suffered loss at the hands of this storm.
A Taste of Summer in St-Barth
13 July 2017
Chef Yann Vinsot unveils a new summer menu at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, a celebration of exceptional ingredients enhanced with an island twist. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France also presents twelve original cocktails from the Cucumber Cider, an ode to summer, or the Shalimar, a champagne-crowned elixir inspired by the eponymous Guerlain fragrance.
International Yoga Day
22 June 2017
On Wednesday 21st June, the Maison celebrates International Yoga Day. Guests are invited to find harmony and balance with dawn and dusk yoga sessions as well as through the convivial colouring of a giant mandala.
Wellness Day on St-Barth
9 June 2017
"Say Yes!" to well-being and health and celebrate Global Wellness Day with Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. The Maison welcomes a 20 year yoga veteran to teach alignment, balance and rejuvenation through personalised sessions, as well as mini-wellness surprises at the Cheval Blanc Spa.
Happy Mother's Day from Cheval Blanc
24 May 2017
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France celebrates mothers on this special day. With an art atelier for the Maison's little guests, mothers will receive a colourful and handmade gift from their young, while indulgent surprises await at the Cheval Blanc Spa and famed Boutique for a truly scrumptious honoured day.
A Day for The Planet
20 April 2017
On Saturday, April 22nd, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France invites guests to participate in a series of Earth Day-inspired activities. Nature enthusiasts may plant a tree at the heart of the Maison's tropical gardens, whilst the most adventurous may marvel in our island surroundings during a tailor-made hiking escape throughout St-Barth's unspoilt nature.
Easter in the Islands
14 April 2017
On Easter Sunday, the Maison's little guests are invited to join our Ambassadeurs for a bunny hunt full of surprises in the heart of the tropical gardens. Afterwards, discover what the Easter bunny has in store with a collection of egg-citing crafts, games and a gourmand interlude on the beach.
Race Atop the water
12 April 2017
The 8th Edition of the coveted sailing race comes to shores of St-Barth for Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. The entire island comes alive for this exciting regatta that includes the best of the international sailing world. With other 1000 sailors racing on 65 boats, the crystal waters of St-Barth are dotted with these thrill-inspiring competitors. Guests may view the race from the sunbeds of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, a perfect pairing with the Maison's mixologists handcrafted refreshments.
Dior VIII Montaigne Cheval Blanc Special Edition
9 March 2017
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France and Dior are delighted to present an exclusive version of the iconic Dior VIII Montaigne watch. An alliance of the famed couture House's Parisian elegance and the Caribbean spirit of St-Barth, the timepiece is delicately adorned with a translucent pink lacquered set in echo of the two Maisons' signature colours.
A Valentine's Day Invitation from Guerlain
6 February 2017
On Tuesday 14th February, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France invites you to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the true love story between women and Guerlain's iconic Météorites powder. The renowned French brand and the Caribbean Maison propose an exquisite dinner, specially-created to mark the occasion. The Maison's pastry chef revisits the iconic powders with a sumptuously sweet surprise at the end of the meal.
Celebrating the Year of the Rooster
27 January 2017
Cheval Blanc wishes all a healthful and prosperous Year of the Rooster. With a touch of magic and burst of coulours, the three Maisons send good fortune to you and your loved ones from the peaks of the French Alps, the seas of the Caribbean and the ivory sand of the Maldives.
Festive season at cheval blanc
22 December 2016
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is delighted to present this festive season's programme of sparkling events and experiences. Guests are invited to celebrate this twinkling time of year with gourmet moments presented by the Maison's chefs, rejuvenating interludes at the Cheval Blanc Spa, dreamy discovery and adventures organised by our dedicated team of Alchemists and more special holiday surprises in the true spirit of Cheval Blanc's Art de Recevoir.
Cheval Blanc celebrates its 10 year anniversary
14 December 2016
This winter, the three Cheval Blanc Maisons celebrate 10 years of the iconic brand.
The colourful spirits of Cheval Blanc Courchevel, Randheli and St-Barth span the peaks of the Alps, the lagoons of the Maldives and the hillsides of the Caribbean to bring guests a sparkling festive season punctuated with joyful events and experiences.
Glimpse a peek into the twinkling world of the Cheval Blanc collection, and indulge in a cheeky taste of the brand's signature creativity and Art de Recevoir.
St-Barth Gourmet Festival third edition
4 November 2016
The Maison welcomes guest chef Arnaud Donckele of La Vague d'Or in Saint-Tropez during the four-day festival. Together, three-starred Michelin chef Arnaud and the Maison's executive chef Yann Vinsot offer exclusive gastronomic dinners inspired by Provence. Guests may indulge in this delicious festival through delicate Provence-inspired surprises as well as daily Tropezian apéritifs by the pool.
Yelloween at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
28 October 2016
On Halloween, bursts of Veuve Clicquot's iconic yellow haunt the Maison as Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France embraces the holiday.
An exclusive evening of inspired cocktails will be followed by Chef Yann Vinsot's enchanting autumnal menu featuring dishes such as a suprême of roasted guinea fowl, carrot polenta and sautéed mushrooms, and grilled scallops, squash purée and roasted pumpkin seeds.
Guests are invited to an immersion of tantalising taste - and haunting rhythm for this spooky Maison event.
Cheval Blanc is Unveiled on Pinterest
12 October 2016
Discover the aesthetic emotions of Cheval Blanc as it dances to life on Pinterest with the launch of a series of boards inspired by the brand's signature colors - taupe for Cheval Blanc Courchevel, pop yellow for Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives and blush pink for Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in the Caribbean. An immersion into these living hues invites guests - and pinners - to dive into the depths of the creativity of the brand - and to indulge in a taste of the individuality, personality
and visual spirit of each Maison.
With more inspirational boards to come, from 'Travel with Cheval Blanc', inspired by the elegant art of voyage-taking, to 'Maison Lookbooks', outfit inspiration for packers with creative-block, to 'A Sparkling Ten Year', a wink to the collection's 10th anniversary celebrations, Cheval Blanc provides another taste of its exclusive universe.
Experience it now.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France Reopens October 15th
7 October 2016
For this new season, the Ambassadeurs have carefully crafted an abundance of surprises to delight the young and young at heart. From an even more grandiose gourmet breakfast, to a delectable collection of new delicacies developed by Executive Chef Yann Vinsot and his passionate team to newly crafted guest gifts sporting the Maison’s signature blush pink, guests are pampered with little delights throughout their stay.
For the curious adventurers, the Maison’s team of dedicated Alchemists present specially designed experiences to discover the secrets of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France’s tropical gardens or embark on an island discovery in a bespoke branded Mini-Moke.
This year, the entire Cheval Blanc collection celebrates the 10th anniversary of the signature brand, with one-of-a-kind gifts, sparkling events and special surprises, guests are invited to take part of the festivities this winter.
Book here for an indulgent fall escape.
A brief interlude
2 September 2016
Another sumptuous season comes to an end at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France.
The Maison awakens on October 15th 2016 to unveil exciting novelties.
During this interlude, the Ambassadeurs celebrate Cheval Blanc's Art de Recevoir with the development of new unique experiences and bespoke surprises.
Guests are invited to discover the first establishment outside of mainland France to receive the prestigious Palace distinction - and to indulge in the exclusive residential experience on Flamand's Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
A global celebration
5 August 2016
Olympics fever is coming to St-Barth and the entire island is ready to celebrate this truly iconic sporting event. The Maison is delighted to provide guests with a variety of ways to immerse themselves in the spirit of the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Cheval Blanc Spa offers carefully created globally-themed treatments such as a South American hot stone massage to add a hint of Rio to the traditional relaxation technique.
The Maison's barmen embrace the Olympic theme with an exclusive cocktail menu, combining the natural flavours of St-Barth with the classic Brazilian caipirinha.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France awarded palace distinction
27 July 2016
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is honoured to become the first establishment outside of mainland France to be awarded the prestigious Palace distinction.
Set on Flamands bay, widely regarded as the island's finest, the Maison offers a sumptuous residential experience with 40 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas, each with an interior design inspired by the charm of the Caribbean and reflecting the subtle stylish heritage of the island.
Honoured by the prestigious French Palace distinction, Cheval Blanc's iconic Art de Recevoir presents a highly personalised service, offering a unique experience for each guest punctuated with made-to-measure surprises.
Global Wellness Day
9 June 2016
“One day can change your whole life” – Global Wellness Day
On Saturday, June 11th, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France celebrates Global Wellness Day with a selection of tailor-made activities. The day of celebrating wholesome living and balance begins with a healthy breakfast at La Case de l’Isle with an energy boosting creation by Chef Yann Vinsot, then continues with a hike to Colombier, one of the most beautiful beach on St-Barth where a private beach Pilates session commences. The wellness day is completed with a Thaï Massage demonstration at the Spa Pavillion, evoking the ancient technique of realignment and relaxation, accompanied by savoury, healthful delicacies prepared by Chef Yann Vinsot.
Tiptoe through the gardens
10 May 2016
Although it is well known for its prime beachfront location, the tropical gardens of Cheval Blanc rival the beach for scenic beauty. For the Maison’s young guests or as a family adventure, discover the iconic lush gardens of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France.
Accompanied by Clément, the Maison’s resident gardener, children staying at the Maison can set off for a tour of the gardens and learn about the plants and animals living there. Each child is armed with a map and customizable herbarium as they set out to meet turtles, peacocks, iguanas, birds, rabbits, and chickens. The final stop on the walk is at the Maison’s organic vegetable garden filled with aromatic plants such as wild mint, cilantro, and fruit trees. At the end, children are treated to a snack and a special drink made in the garden such as a virgin mojito with fresh mint and a slice of warm banana bread.
Orchidée Impériale's 10th Anniversary
22 April 2016
On Tuesday, April 26th, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France joins Guerlain to celebrate Orchidée Impériale’s 10th Anniversary at 6:00 pm at La Case de l’Isle. Discover this iconic skincare whilst sipping specially imagined cocktails during an exclusive presentation before the Boutique’s poolside fashion show.
Les Voiles de Saint Barth
7 March 2016
From April 11th to 17th, St-Barth hosts the masterful sailing talents of 70 vessels and crews at the 7th Annual Les Voiles de St-Barth. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France celebrates this one-of-a-kind nautical event inviting guests to experience a luxury yacht outing. Guests may charter a private boat for a front row seat to the start of the magical race - accompanied throughout the day by a dedicated Majordome attending to every desire. A special gourmet picnic prepared by the Maison's chef Yann Vinsot completes this wave-making experience. Price from 3496€.
Valentine's Day at Cheval Blanc St-Barth
9 February 2016
This year, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the blush pink color of Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France and the effervescence of Dom Pérignon. The Maison is florally enrobed whilst the White Bar and signature restaurant La Case de l’Isle transform into an intimate mise en scène with floating mirrored globes, bouquets of long-stemmed roses, and the musical talents of a solo saxophonist.
Chef Yann Vinsot is joined by Dom Pérignon’s chef Pascal Tingaud for a unique four-hands dinner inspired by the chefs’ shared vision of delightful, unexpected pairings of ingredients which heighten the sensations of Dom Pérignon’s finest cuvées. Exotic flavours meet refined ingredients from red curry to caviar to a chocolate finish.
A romantic setup and confectionary treats greet guests in-room to end the day on a sweet note. Dinner with wine pairings at 245 € per person.
The Magic of Cheval Blanc
30 December 2015
The collection of Cheval Blanc Maisons celebrates the magic of Christmas with the unveiling of three dazzling Christmas trees adorned with hand-made glass ornaments, bespoke to each Maison.
Patron to the arts and committed to creating memorable experiences for guests and their families, Cheval Blanc has sought the talents of designer Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc and master glassblowers of Meisenthal to conceive a unique work of art that embodies the festive and caring spirit of Christmas.
Inspired by the brand’s values of craftsmanship and creativity, Jean-Baptiste has created an iconic festive masterpiece for each of the Cheval Blanc Maisons.
Christmas and New Year's in St-Barth
18 December 2015
True to the Cheval Blanc spirit, the Caribbean Maison unveils a taste of holiday magic in three bespoke festive season menus created by Executive Chef Yann Vinsot.
On December 24th, guests are invited to a five-course gastronomic journey with seasonal indulgences such as white Alba truffles, cepe mushrooms and caviar. The traditional buche de noel ends the evening on a sweet note – a nod to French tradition.
For the younger guests, a special Christmas-themed menu featuring ‘Snowman’s Puree’ and 'Santa’s Strawberries' is sure to bring a jolly glow to the cheeks of the little elves.
For New Year’s Eve, five-courses featuring Blue Lobster Cassoulette, Beluga caviar, and white Alba truffle is a golden ticket to ushering in the New Year. A final tipple of Strawberries and Dom Perignon tickle the palate, festively ringing in 2016.
Christmas Eve Menu, five-courses 250€, excluding beverages
Children’s Christmas Menu 50€, excluding beverages
New Year’s Eve Menu 350€, excluding beverages
TASTE OF ST-BARTH 2015 EDITION
2 November 2015
From November 3rd to 8th, the second edition of the Taste of St-Barth Gourmet Festival will be celebrated within the island’s top restaurants and hotels. Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is delighted to host chef Alexandre Mazzia from Restaurant AM in Marseille. Together, chef Mazzia and executive chef Yann Vinsot will create exclusive dinners at La Case de l’Isle on November 6th, 7th and 8th, showcasing Mazzia’s masterful juxtaposition of flavours, textures and pick-of-the-season ingredients in the form of innovative coup de cuillères – spoon shots.
The Maison pays homage to Chef Mazzia’s southern French heritage with Provençal-inspired events, special amenities and an outdoor screening of famed director Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Mediterannée, notre mer à tous.
Discover the Taste of St-Barth here.
Halloween Comes to the Caribbean
22 October 2015
An eerie ambience falls upon the Caribbean Maison this year.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is delighted to host Yelloween by Veuve Clicquot, a haunted, musical soirée paying homage to the eponymous widow.
Overlooking a moody beach, the White Bar will be the site of a lively-gothic scene with flutes of champagne, orange and black decor and an eerie ambience of artfully woven cobwebs and accents of delicate black lace.
Vivid candied apples and other sinful delights await guests at an exclusive black and orange themed dinner, a spooky culinary celebration.
Join us and see what else lurks for Halloween here.
Escape Autumn for an Endless Caribbean Summer
12 October 2015
Hold on to the bliss of summer and push back the approaching Autumn. At Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, experiences celebrating the summer – and the gentle pace of island life – await.
For those seeking a romantic interlude, two are invited to bathe in the soft rays of a Caribbean sunset on a leisurely cruise at dusk.
Afterwards, relish in a three course meal by Executive Chef Yann Vinsot, showcasing his innovative French cuisine delicately accented with vibrant tastes of the island.
Or, for the summer adventurer, discover the lush greenery and sprawling landscape of the island on leisurely hikes and island excursions specially tailored by the Maison’s Alchemists.
Discover the secrets to an everlasting summer here.
Valentine’s Day in St-Barth
14 February 2015
To celebrate your Valentine's Weekend in style, from the 13th to the 15th of February 2015, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France and Chef Yann Vinsot welcome famous Chef Pascal Tingaud from Champagne Maison Dom Pérignon.
Every evening, both Chefs will delight guests at a sunset cocktail event around the White Bar’s pool. Tasteful delicacies will pair Dom Pérignon Rosé, Dom Pérignon 2004 and Plénitude 2 1998.
A unique 4-course tasting menu orchestrated by these 4 expert hands will be served on Valentine’s Day evening, inspired by Maison Dom Pérignon renowned power of creation. Guests will enjoy this romantic dinner on the beach, around the pool or at La Case de l'Isle, at their convenience. When coming back to their room, they will discover the delicate attentions imagined by the Ambassadors.
Abuse of alcohol is dangerous for your health. Drink with moderation.
"Taste of St Barth" Gourmet Festival
31 October 2014
Starting tonight, the five-day "Taste of St Barth" Gourmet Festival is the occasion for our chef Yann Vinsot to welcome the talented Swedish chef Daniel Berlin. Both chefs will work in tandem to delight guests with exclusive dinners inspired by the confluence of island and international tastes. For reservations at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France’s four-hand chefs’ dinners, please contact : email@example.com
Condé Nast Traveler Award
15 September 2014
Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France is delighted to announce its Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ award as “Favourite Overseas Hotel in the Americas and Caribbean”. This prestigious recognition celebrates the exceptional quality of services and comfort offered by the Maison.
In October 2014, Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France will be the third Maison to join the Cheval Blanc Collection, unveiling a number of novelties that will continue to enhance the property's legendary standing.
Big Blue Escape
1 September 2014
Big Blue Escape is a wonderful journey across the Caribbean Sea. Escorted by a Majordome, Cheval Blanc’s dedicated butler, sail aboard a 69' yacht whose experienced Captain unveils St Barts’ most gorgeous bays. Lulled by the Maison's soothing tunes, discover a variety of little surprises throughout the day. After exploring the Caribbean underwater marvels, drop anchor in front of the pristine Saline Beach, where a romantic fresh lobster lunch awaits in an idyllic environment.
Rest and sunbathe the rest of the afternoon, before indulging in the exclusive spa ritual conceived by Guerlain onboard. One last cocktail and delicious amuse-bouches watching the sunset, and you are gently brought back to the shore to relax in the Maison’s stylish interiors, enjoying the breathtaking views over the ocean or the lush tropical gardens.
Honeymoon in St Barts
1 August 2014
Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France, with its glamour reminiscent of the French Riviera, is a longtime favorite for honeymooners seeking a perfect Caribbean getaway.
With the help of our talented Alchemists, newly-wed couples may experience unforgettable tailor-made activities and take advantage of the Maison's truly spectacular setting.
Sailing around the island and discovering emerald green hidden coves ideal for a snorkeling adventure, sharing a moment of pure indulgence at the Cheval Blanc Spa or enjoying an intimate dinner at La Cabane de l’Isle, the Maison’s feet-in-the-sand restaurant, are just some of the possibilities offered.
ST-BARTH SOLAR ESCAPE
11 June 2014
“St-Barth Solar Escape”, the new beauty ritual specially imagined by Guerlain for Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France. This exquisite face and body treatment prepares the skin for tanning and enhances the healthy glow after sunbathing. A unique sensorial journey for a long-lasting and ever-more beautiful tan.