Sweeping beaches and distinctive French cuisine are the obvious draws on St. Barth, one of the Caribbean’s most desirable islands for celebrating special occasions. But while planning your event at Le Guanahani, the element that stands out the most is choice.
“We can create anything at the resort,” says F&B Director Patrice Lanteri, reminiscing on past celebrations that included live music performances, romantic terrace dinners, and personalized arrivals. (Victoria’s Secret actually held a private concert at the resort and brought in their own custom platform and bar.)
At Le Guanahani, any social gathering, romantic celebration, or business retreat can be personalized to suit your vision – whether you prefer torch lighting at your toes-in-the-sand birthday party or a private French cooking lesson before your anniversary celebration.
Perfectly positioned on a peninsula between Grand Cul-de-Sac and Marigot Bay, the only full-service resort on St. Barth provides an unparalleled destination for events. Complete privacy, impeccable design, two idyllic beaches, and an oasis of lush tropical gardens – its setting is unlike any other on the island and caters to virtually every type of gathering.
From the poolside restaurant, Indigo, to the Coconut Grove near the water’s edge, the resort venues in which you can hold your event are both stunning and unique. Wedding and Group Coordinator Claudie Delaballe recommends the Coconut Grove (120 guests seated) for wedding ceremonies and vow renewals, while Indigo (120 guests seated) is the preferred choice for everything from birthday parties to family reunions because of its dining experiences directly on the sand.
Le Guanahani’s gourmet dining restaurant, Bartolomeo (50 guests seated), is tucked away among the gardens – another singular feature of the resort. And for board meetings and corporate gatherings, Le Guanahani offers a 538-square-foot conference room (25 guests boardroom-style, 40 guests theatre-style) with an abundance of natural light and state-of-the-art amenities.
It’s no secret that exquisite cuisine abounds on St. Barth, where quintessential French fare blends with exotic flavors from around the world. And at Le Guanahani, the culinary team can enhance your occasion with innovative cuisine rivaling that of France – from Executive Chef Nicola de Marchi’s acclaimed Italian influence at Bartolomeo to succulent seafood dishes like the beetroot marinated salmon at Indigo.
The key to personalizing your event is knowing what you want in advance.
When it comes to special requests, Claudie will work with you to individually tailor your event, with one important detail being the décor. Bring your own design features or, considering the captivating backdrops of the resort’s two beaches, Grand Cul-de-Sac and Maréchal Beach, go with a timeless theme of “less is more.”
Claudie can also help your group create an itinerary of the island’s most popular activities. No matter your occasion – be it a milestone or a fashion photoshoot – be sure to take advantage of the many watersports and excursions at Le Guanahani, as well as the acclaimed treatments at Spa My Blend by Clarins.
Indulge yourself and your family members, bridal party, or coworkers with a curated spa treatment and wellness class such as Pilates. Then partake in everything from diving to kite-surfing to jeep tours, and request one-of-a-kind experiences like a mixology class with an accomplished bartender or a moonlit kayak paddle around Grand Cul-de-Sac. (Groups should reserve in advance.)
With ample notice and the right planning, the possibilities are limitless at Le Guanahani.