Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth has now opened, joining Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ iconic Caribbean collection.

The resort has been an icon of hospitality since it originally opened in 1986, remaining one of the world’s most discerning island escapes up until its closure in 2017. Having since undergone a comprehensive reimagination that preserves the unique spirit of the fabled resort, while infusing contemporary amenities and design details, the property is poised to quickly reaffirm itself as the destination of choice for new and legacy guests alike.  

Now, as it reopens with new amenities and experiences ranging from the innovative culinary concept Beach House St. Barth, to the immersive and educational children’s club Rosewood Explorers, to the locally inspired Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, the property embarks on the next chapter of its illustrious history, encouraging a refreshed appetite among guests to explore all St. Barth has to offer.

“It’s an honor to officially unveil Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth, a beacon of refined yet relaxed beach living that undoubtedly ushers in a new era of luxury to the island,” says Martein van Wagenberg, managing director of Rosewood Le Guanahani.

“Years in the making, the refreshed resort reflects the very best in design, service and setting, which together create an idyllic environment that is both aspirational and familiar. We’re thrilled to welcome guests at long last to experience the indescribable energy and allure of the property and the island at large.” 

Drawing inspiration from its pristine setting, rich with French flair and the festive spirit of the Caribbean, the architecture and design of Rosewood Le Guanahani have been conducted by David M Schwartz Architects and Luis Pons Design Lab.

From the accommodation to the dining areas to the spa, each space has been carefully conceived to immerse guests in the local culture and style while simultaneously making them feel as if they are at home.

The abundant natural beauties of the island are highlighted through smart design details that subtly direct attention to the surrounding environment, as well as incorporate indigenous crafts and artisanship at every turn.

Vibrant design hues of turquoise, inspired by the island’s waters; yellow, reflecting the tropical sun; and, lavender as a nod to the South of France, add pops of color and character throughout the property. The palette is complemented by refined and modern interiors filled with natural sunlight and boasting exclusive furnishings designed by Luis Pons. Guestrooms, for example, feature pieces reminiscent of the vintage luggage chests used by explorers on their journeys.