OFFERING ENDLESS OCEAN VIEWS AND A WATERFALL OF FIVE-STAR INDULGENCES, HOTEL CHRISTOPHER, A CLIFFTOP RETREAT IN ST. BARTH, LURES LUXURY SEEKERS TO A CARIBBEAN COCOON
BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE
Perched on the northeastern shore of St. Barth, a dreamy volcanic isle famed for powdery sand beaches, yacht-filled turquoise waters, and upmarket boutiques and restaurants, Hotel Christopher offers one of the most exclusive overnight experiences in the Caribbean. Dotting the undulating hills of Pointe Milou, this five-star resort boasts 42 spacious ocean-facing rooms and pitched roof villas, plus a glamorous welcome lobby and a mammoth vanishing edge pool. Each accommodation is luxuriously appointed. The ground-level Ocean Classics feature private balconies, while the Deluxe Terrace rooms are ornamented with freestanding granite bathtubs and uninterrupted sea vistas. Interiors are designed to soothe, swathed in natural woods and a neutral palette with thoughtful pops of electric orange, a nod to the owner’s love of the French luxury house of Hermès.
Leave the room and follow a path of white awnings and palm trees to find the lush pool terrace. Guests can take a break from sunning themselves to indulge in a chilled tomato soup or heaping Rockefeller burger at the on-site Mango Beach Club or Christo Lounge Restaurant, where specialties, like smoked mahi mahi, lead the dinner menu. A stay here is intended to foster the connection between mind, body, soul, and nature, and the resident Sisley Spa is the perfect place to reflect and recharge. Knighted as the Caribbean’s Best Spa Hotel by the World Spa Awards, the wellness oasis features five sea-facing treatment rooms and a sweeping menu of luxe face and body treatments.
Christopher St. Barth