St Barts Hotel :: The Carl Gustaf Hotel

One Bedroom Suite: The Carl Gustaf Hotel, St Barts

Carl Gustaf Room

Carl Gustaf Room(photo by:

This St Barts hotel oozes with glamor and luxury from the moment you step through the front door.  It is a Luxe hotel, the only 4 star in the “town” of Gustavia.  Small in terms of how many guests they can accomodate, this hotel delivers big on personal service.

Having only 14 individual one and two-bedroom villa suites, this is the perfect spot for honeymooners who just want to be alone.  Tucked into the trees and rich foilage, you can ultimate privacy and experience true carribean luxury.  Each suite offers it’s own private plunge pool and terrace.                                                                                     

Since the Carl Gustaf is located above the harbor, it sits up nice and high; therefore, each room offers amazing views that you can’t get in any other hotel in town.  Many who witness the sunset from the Carl Gustaf swear they will never stay anywhere else.

The Luxurious Power Boat of the Carl Gustaf Hotel


If you do choose to pull yourself away from the wildly romantic hotel, and venture out, ask the staff about commissioning their luxury power boat and its skipper.  Make a day of discovering hidden coves and neighboring islands.  Bring along a bottle of champagne and picnic lunch, the skipper won’t mind.

Shell Beach

Shell Beach (photo by: by vicenteSF)

If you’d rather experience Gustavia by land, simple walk in to town.  It will only take a few minutes and it will give you the chance to experience all that Gustavia has to offer.  Take a swim at Shell Beach, aptly named as it is littered with shells to pick up and take home with you.

After your day out and about, head back to the hotel and dine in the panoramic “Restaurant Carl Gustaf.”  Specializing in gourmet dishes, you can start your meal with Carribean lobster medallions and fresh fruits on a bed of lettuce, carmel infused with ginger, fresh mint and horseradish.  After a main course of Rack of Lamb or Roasted Shrimp Tails, finish your meal on a sweet note with Tatin of mango with pink pepper and a saffron ice cream.  If your mouth isn’t watering by now, there must be something wrong with you!

Dining at The Carl Gustaf Restaurant

Carl Gustaf Lounge

Carl Gustaf Lounge (photo:

Because of its size and its intimate setting, The Carl Gustaf is one St Barts Hotel that books up fast.  Doing a quick check of rates via

Expedia, I found a few rooms available for the week of November 18th starting at $1107 per night; you may have better luck with availability if you choose a mid-week stay.  Or, travel next Februrary – they’re still wide open for the week of the 10th with rates a little higher, but still reasonable; just $1505 per night.