Les Ilets de la Plage, Saint Barthélemy
|Baie de St Jean, 97133, Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies (Fr).|
Description: Les Ilets de la PlageIn the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of Les Ilets de la Plage you will realize your fondest dreams: privacy, convenience and charm on Plage de St. Jean, St. Barths' most beautiful beach.
Type of rooms: Les Ilets de la Plage4 one bedroom cottages on the beach, 1 three-bed cottage, 2 two bed cottage and 4 one bed cottages on the garden/hill.
Each cottage includes a large open air salon and terrace with teak furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning in the bedroom(s), ceiling fan(s), a safety deposit box, a CD player, and a direct telephone line with a and private phone number.
BEACH VILLAS: Overlooking St. Jean Bay and set directly on St. Jean Beach, these 4 delightful beachfront villas are fantastically located, with your feet practically in the sand. You are also only 5 minutes away from the town centre and 2-3 minutes from the shops!Each villa has covered terrace opening directly onto a grassy space and then immediately onto the beach. Sun loungers are provided for the exclusive use of the clients. Living/dining/kitchen are located on the first level while the bedroom and bath are located on the upper level. The villas have use of a large pool on the property, which is set amidst a lush tropical garden. Each villa is equipped with a radio, CD player, and safe. Maid service is daily, except for Sundays and Holidays.
Beach Villas (One-Bedroom Only): On the first floor a large and spacious bedroom with either twin or double beds, air conditioning ,ceiling fans and ensuite shower and wc. On the ground floor the kitchen is well equipped with hot plates,full refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and toaster. The dining room is just off the kitchen with a picnic style table and the living room is at the entrance of the villa allowing for comfortable seating and a magnificient view.The entire villa is cooled by the upper bedroom air conditioning Each terrace faces the beach and surrounding gardens with a teak table and sun chairs. Only one child up to the age of 12 years old is allowed to share this villa. There is also a large fresh water pool with cabana and satelite TV for those who must stay in touch-- a great spot for meeting your neighbours.
OCEAN VIEW GARDEN VILLAS: There are seven air-conditioned villas located within the complex of Les Ilets de la Plage. Each villa rises up the slope from the beach and is surrounded by a profusion of lush tropical flowers and palm trees. All have either views of tropical gardens or St. Jean Bay, with St. Jean beach just seconds away.There is also a shared community pool -- a great spot for meeting your neighbours, exchanging cocktail invitations, or just soaking up the sun and tranquillity. All villas include amenities such as cassette radio, safe, and direct dial telephone. Maid service is daily, except Sundays and Holidays. A superb location at the edge of St. Jean Beach, with the town and shops only a mere five minutes away!
3 Bedroom Garden Villa: The main bedroom has a queen size bed with ensuite shower and w.c The second and third bedrooms both have a French size double or twin beds and share a large shower and w.c. All the bedrooms are air conditioned. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hot plates,coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and toaster. The open plan living and dining area can seat up to six persons comfortably and has its own private garden area but there is no view of the beach but has complete privacy. Children are welcome in the villa, and an extra bed can be provided for children up to 12 years in age. There maybe a supplement for the extra bed.
2 Bedroom Garden Villa: Main bedroom has either a king or twin beds as well as an ensuite shower and w.c. The second bedroom has a French bed (smaller than a queen bed) and ensuite shower and w.c.,both bedrooms are air conditioned. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hot plate, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, and refrigerator/freezer. The open plan dining and living area can seat up to four persons, which extends on to the terrace with magnificent views over the bay. Children are welcome in the villa, and an extra bed can be provided for children up to 12 years in age. There maybe a supplement for the extra bed.
1 Bedroom Garden Villa: The bedroom inculdes a queen size bed, as well as an ensuite shower w.c and air conditioning. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hot plate, coffee maker, toaster, and refrigerator/freezer. The dining room has a teak table with chairs and comfortable living room, which extends out to the terrace and views. Relax in the cool fresh water, soak up the sun and the tranquility in the newly renovated pool area with its comfotable cabana and satelite TV for those who must be in touch, where better to end the day and to meet your friends and neighbours for cocktails? Children are welcome in the villa, and an extra bed can be provided for children up to 12 years in age. There maybe a supplement for the extra bed.
Additional information: Les Ilets de la Plage
Maid service everyday except Sunday. Catering and first night supplies available on request.
Number of rooms: 11
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1980/1992.
Period of closure: From Sep.01 to Oct.25.
Languages spoken: French, English.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
How to get here:
The principal gateway to St. Barts (SBH) is through Juliana Airport in nearby Dutch St Maarten, where flights arrive daily from both the USA and Europe.
USAIR, Delta, Continental, American Airlines, and United Airlines have direct flight to St Maarten Juliana (SXM) from the USA: Philadelphia, PA; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; San Juan, PR; New York and Newark.
Air France, Corsair , Alitalia, and KLM have regular flights to St Maarten and Guadeloupe from Europe.
From St Maarten, Winair, Air Caraïbes, and St Barth Commuter, make the ten minute shuttle flights to St Barts (SBH).
From Guadeloupe, Air Caraïbes offers a few direct flights to St Barts (45 minutes) and others via St Marteen departing at times meant to accommodate the arrival of the bigger planes from Europe.
Air Caraïbes also has sereral flights a week between San Juan and St Barts via St Marteen.
Locally based charter flights, which can ease transfer, especially from San Juan and Antigua, are also available.
Sometimes it's more convenient to charter a plane than to use the scheduled airlines to come and go from St. Barts. It's always more fun.
Wimco - organizes charter flights from San Juan.
Winair - More than 40 years serving the eastern Caribbean.
The landing runway is 2170 feet long, and the approach, from either direction, is often plagued by varying degrees of turbulence. As a result, the French aviation authorities require that a special permit be issued to any pilot who intends to land in St. Barts. Those planning to land in St Barts will have to land in Grand Case, French St Martin, first, in order to get their qualification. St Barts Control tower will tell you how to contact a French instructor for certification. It takes a couple of hours, and includes touch-and-go in both directions. Don't do it on a windy day with a hangover.
The landing fee varies from 8.5 Euros to 12.5 Euros, and parking fee is 5.5 Euros/ night.
There are no mechanic nor fuel on the field. Best nearby place for that is at Grand Case Airport in St. Martin. No fuel is available during their long lunch hour.
When you arrive or depart, you are required to deposit a General Declaration form with the immigration officer at the door and file a flight plan.
If you do not own your own airplane and want the feeling of arriving in a private aircraft, locally based charter flights are available.
If you're nervous about landing at St. Barths' airport, the ferry round trip will cost you from 50 Euros to 75 Euros:
- Great Bay Express is a brand new ferry operation established by Sir Bobby Velasquez, a famous figure in the islands yachting industry and owner of "Bobby's Marina ".
- MV Voyager departs from St. Martin at 9:00 AM and at 6:45 PM : daily except Wednesday and Sunday from the waterfront in Marigot, to arrive in Gustavia around 75 minutes later. Wednesday and Sunday from Oyster Pond, to arrive in Gustavia around 45 minutes later.
There is also a hight speed ferry named The Edge that comes to Gustavia once a day from Tuesday till Saturday. It leaves from Pelican Marina in Dutch St. Maarten at 9 AM. The passage lasts around 45 minutes.
And you can also charter a high-speed boat to come and pick you up in St Maarten. Contact Marine Service or Master Ski Pilou, who offers a 24/7 St. Maarten water taxi service.
A full range of facilities are available for visiting pleasure boats:
Sixty berths are available dockside for yachts no longer than 200ft., maximum draft 15ft.
Anchorage, in the inner harbor, for fourteen yachts no longer than 80ft., maximum draft 13ft.
Anchorage, in the outer harbor, for 100+ yachts .
Fuel, water, provisioning, and a marine store are available.
Two hours prior to arrival inbound vessels should contact the Harbor Master on VHF channel 16. Immediately upon arrival, a vessel's captain should proceed to the Harbor Master's Office, on the quay, bringing the vessel's registration documents and a passport for each passenger and crew member.
GPS Coordinates: 17° 54' 22.55'' N 62° 50' 30.04'' W
Nearest airport: Carl Gustaff - 800 mtrs.