Spending a romantic week in St. Barts is always a great idea, but it is especially nice to be here on Valentine’s Day:
- The crazy, big crowds of Christmas and New Year’s Eve are gone
- The weather is nice and warm
- Locals have more time to take care of the two of you
When I decided to build BelAmour, I wanted it to be the most luxurious, yet the most intimate, of all St Barts luxury villas for 2. BelAmour would be a villa for lovers built for them by a lover of St. Barts. My focus here was to create a romantic experience for people who wanted to the best they could get for a very special time à deux in St Barts.
What to do on Valentine’s Day in St Barts
Here’s what Valentine’s Day look like at BelAmour:
7AM: This is an early start, but the sun is up and you want to enjoy to the fullest the most romantic day of the year. You get up light-footed, while your husband is still stirring in the bed. You walk to the curtains, open them and soak in the fantastic view over Baie de St. Jean and all the Western tip of the island. In the far back, you can see hilly St. Martin and flat Anguilla.
7:30 AM: After sipping an espresso at the villa, both of you drive down to the beach of Saline. On your way, you stop at the local patisserie to grab yummy croissants. Mornings on a French tropical island alway start well with croissants in hand!
7:45 AM: You park the car, there are only 3 other vehicles here. You walk up the sand dune and enjoy the view on Saline: no building on the beach, no fancy bar, no noise. Just one person swimming and two other walking on the white sand. You go the left side of the beach and get naked. Yes, you can skinny dip here, this is officially OK. The 2 of you playfully swim in the waves – Now this is a great Valentine’s Day just starting out!
9 AM: You are now back at villa BelAmour. The shower is large for 2 and also has an amazing view on the sea. How about asking your husband for a nice massage after this early swim?
11 AM: You are sitting in the comfy sofa of the living-room, half reading, half dreaming. You look at the lovely and colorful mural in the patio, painted by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. The painting is aptly named “L’Amour a Saint Barth”.
1PM: After a 10-minute drive, you have arrived to La Gloriette, a wonderful, simple restaurant set right by the lagoon of Grand Cul-de-Sac. Feet in the sand and hand in hand, you sit at your table and order accras (fritters) as aperitif.
4PM: After a long siesta, you decide to dress up a bit to head Gustavia, the capital town of St Barts. Your husband surprises you with a very nice black pearl necklace from Les Bijoux de la Mer, while you get him a chic watch from the Hermes boutique right on the port.
5:30 PM: Back at the villa, you enjoy the pool, while your husband is preparing your favourite cocktail. At sunset time, the views on the sea and on the island are supremely romantic.
7PM: You are heading to the Eden Rock – St Barths, the legendary luxury hotel where you have booked a table for 2. The food by Jean-Georges is amazing, the atmosphere is serene, the service is discreet and efficient. You kiss for a quick second, but the two of you know that it is meant to last for a lifetime.
9:30 PM: You leave the car at your St. Barts home, BelAmour, and walk to the famous Ti St Barth to dance on the tables like there is no tomorrow.
11:59 PM: Back from Le Ti, you jump into the pool of the villa. Your private party is just starting. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Romantic St Barts: Even more trip ideas for Valentine’s Day
St Barts is a tiny island, but there are so many things that you can do here when coming on a romantic getaway. For instance:
- A Valentine’s Day Escape to Swoon for: The Spa Sisley on St. Barth’s
- Nice Couple’s Massage at Le Cheval Blanc – Isle de France in Flamand
- Romantic Yachting charter Destination for Valentine’s
- Dinner at Eddy’s, a nice restaurant in Gustavia tucked into tropical trees (Bali meets St Barts)