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 Ã deux in St Barts.
What to do on Valentine’s Day in St Barts
Hereâ€™s what Valentineâ€™s Day look like at BelAmour:
7AM: This is an early start, but the sun is up and you want to enjoyÂ to the fullest the most romantic day of the year. You get upÂ light-footed, while your husband is still stirring in the bed. YouÂ walk to the curtains, open them and soak in the fantastic view overÂ Baie de St. Jean and all the Western tip of the island. In the farÂ back, you can see hilly St. Martin and flat Anguilla.
7:30 AM: After sipping an espresso at the villa, both of you driveÂ down to the beach of Saline. On your way, you stop at the localÂ patisserie to grab yummy croissants. Mornings on a French tropicalÂ island alway start well with croissants in hand!
7:45 AM: You park the car, there are only 3 other vehicles here. YouÂ walk up the sand dune and enjoy the view on Saline: no building on theÂ beach, no fancy bar, no noise. Just one person swimming and two otherÂ walking on the white sand. You go the left side of the beach and getÂ naked. Yes, you can skinny dip here, this is officially OK.Â The 2 ofÂ you playfully swim in the waves – Now this is a great Valentineâ€™s DayÂ just starting out!
9 AM: You are now back at villa BelAmour. The shower is large for 2Â and also has an amazing view on the sea. How about asking your husbandÂ for a nice massage after this early swim?
11 AM: You are sitting in the comfy sofa of the living-room, halfÂ reading, half dreaming. You look at the lovely and colorful mural inÂ the patio, painted by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. TheÂ painting is aptly named â€œLâ€™Amour a Saint Barthâ€.
1PM: After a 10-minute drive, you have arrived to La Gloriette, aÂ wonderful, simple restaurant set right by the lagoon of GrandÂ Cul-de-Sac. Feet in the sand and hand in hand, you sit at your tableÂ and order accras (fritters) as aperitif.
4PM: After a long siesta, you decide to dress up a bit to headÂ Gustavia, the capital town of St Barts. Your husband surprises youÂ with a very nice black pearl necklace from Les Bijoux de la Mer, whileÂ 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 isÂ preparing your favourite cocktail. At sunset time, the views on theÂ sea and on the island are supremely romantic.
7PM: You are heading to the Eden Rock – St Barths, the legendaryÂ luxury hotel where you have booked a table for 2. The food byÂ Jean-Georges is amazing, the atmosphere is serene, the service isÂ discreet and efficient. You kiss for a quick second, but the two ofÂ 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 walkÂ to the famous Ti St Barth to dance on the tables like there is noÂ tomorrow.
11:59 PM: Back from Le Ti, you jump into the pool of the villa. YourÂ private party is just starting. Happy Valentineâ€™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 Valentineâ€™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)