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Hôtel Le Toiny, Anse de Toiny

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
St. Barths, Caribbean: $1000-plus nightly price tag at the uber-luxe Hotel Le Toiny guarantees stellar St. Barths views
Anse de Toiny
St. Barths
Tel: 800 932 3222 (toll-free)
Tel: 590 590 27 88 88's insider take:

If money's no object, then Le Toiny's $1,000-plus-per-night tab is a small price to pay for perfection. With just 15 villas—all recently renovated in a contempo-French-Caribbean style with teak and mahogany furniture, chic French toiles, and 40-inch flat-screen TVs—reservations are tough to get. The same goes for tables at Le Gaïac, one of the island's best restaurants. (The view there, though, is magnificent.) A spa and fitness center were added in 2008. Some say this Relais & Châteaux gem is at the wrong end of the island, on the surf-beaten southeast coast, where beaches are dangerous; but if privacy is paramount, you won't give a damn. It's possible to hole up around your private heated pool and never see another person: You can even skip the checkout desk and settle your bill in the chauffeured car en route to the airport. The transfers, happily, are included in that rate, as are breakfast and laundry; on the other hand, winter rates climb well above the $2,000 mark.

Closed September and October.

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