Thibault’s insider guide to St Barths

Thibault Masson's Insiders Guide to St Barts



Thibault Masson's Insiders Guide to St Barts

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By Thibault Masson, founder of and owner of Maison Domingue and Villa BelAmour.

Dear St Barths Insider,

Thank you for taking the time to read my personal guide. You will get a general overview of the island, balanced with my own tips, favorite addresses, and my very biased comments about the places I like the most.

My name is Thibault and my goal is to help you have a great time on the island by giving you the very same travel tips that I give to my friends and to the guests staying at my villas on the island.

Just like you, I love St Barths. I came to the island for the first time when I was 20, in 1995. At first, I only came for a few weeks a year, staying at my beloved villa Maison Domingue in Pointe Milou. My friend and business partner Bruno has renovated the house a lot over the years. To afford the villa, we turned it into a nice luxury vacation rental, with stunning views of the Caribbean sea.

In June 2013, I sold my company in mainland France and have been living in St Barths since October of the same year. In January 2015, I was very happy to finish building villa BelAmour, a romantic, luxurious, and intimate villa for 2, also located in Pointe Milou.

In 2017, Hurricane Irma hit our island and our villas. We renovated them but the event got us to think about our beloved Domingue: What if we rebuilt the villa from scratch?

This is what we did in 2020 and the rejuvenated Villa Domingue opened its doors in 2021. As you can see, I have a long-term commitment to the island and to welcoming guests 😉

If you have a question about St Barths, a suggestion for a great place that I should include in this guide, or want to know more about my villas, send me now an email at

Oh, and if you are on the island, come over for coffee or for a sunset drink 😉

Meanwhile, get the latest travel news and photo updates on St. Barths by joining our Facebook group of fellow St Barths lovers ( and following our Instagram account:

Best regards,

Thibault Masson

Discover the rest of my St Barts travel guide:



The best of tips on how to get to St Barths, where to dine, the beaches we prefer,  when to pick a luxury hotel or a private villa, and more tips to enjoy the island at its best.