Thursday, January 25, 2018

Beautiful St. Barth's is back in business apres Hurricane Irma

Many hotels have reopened along with beaches and businesses

Patti Pietshmann

The chic Le Toiny Hotel is scheduled to reopen in the fall with some new additions

C'est dommage, my favorite tropical island, St. Barth's, in the French West Indies, was ravaged by Hurricane Irma closing many hotels and businesses. But life is slowly returning to the chic playground.

The latest update on St. Barth's is that all roads are open as are the following businesses

Restaurants: See Details

La Plage, Le Ti St Barth, Shellona, L’ll Rock, Baz Bar,
Bar L’Oubli, Isola, Bagatelle, Eddy’s, Maya’s to Go, Le Select, La Cantina, Black Ginger, La Langouste, Le Bouchon, Tamarin, L’Entracte, The Hideaway, Orega, Esprit de Jean Claude, Le Village St. Jean, La Guerite, Yo Sushi Mania, 25 Quarter, Galawa (ex Pipri), Le Jardin, Isoletta, Le Repaire, Le Vietnam, Ociela St. Barth, Island Flavors, Grain de Sel, Le Piment, Fresh West Indies, Chez Joe, Le Glacier, Bistro Josephine, Au Regal, L’Ardoise, Burger Palace, Tom Beach Bar, Papa’s Pizza, La Creperie and Les Bananiers. Local bakeries open include La Petite Colombe and Boulangerie Choisy bakery.
Re-opening in 2018 – Maya’s, Bonito (March), Nikki Beach (March), Mango (March), Le Toiny Beach Club (Spring 2018). Check back daily for updates.
Grocery Stores: Marché U in St Jean, AMC in Gustavia, the Airport Superette in St Jean, Jojo Supermarket in Lorient, and Le Rendez Vous in St Jean are all open. Organic store, La Vie Clair in Anse des Cayes will reopen on December 7th. The Mini Mart in Lorient is still closed, and the U Express in the Oasis shopping center is still closed.
Flights: St. Barts’ Gustav III airport (SBH) is open for commercial operations. Call WIMCO’s air department at 1-888-997-4880 to schedule flights.
St Barth Commuter – Is operating daily scheduled flights from St Martin and Guadeloupe.
Tradewind Aviation – Flights from San Juan to St Barths resumed on Oct 1. Flights from Antigua to St Barths resumed on Oct 2.
Winair: Winair has 3-4 daily scheduled flights from St. Maarten to St. Barth.
Air Antilles – Flights to St Barths from Guadeloupe are active.
Air America and Paradise Air – Operating charter flights from San Juan to St Barths.
Open now! – Tom Beach Hotel, The Sunset, Ti Morne, Auberge de Terre Neuve, Le Village St Barth, Villa Lodge 4 Epices, Baie des Anges, Les Ondines, Saline Garden, Les Sucriers, Les Ilets de la Plage and Le Nid d’Aigle. Call 1-888-997-4880 for reservations

Reopening in 2018, dates TBD – Christopher (February 20th), Villa Marie (March 9th), Eden Rock, Cheval Blanc, Le Barthelemy, Le Toiny, Emeraude Plage, Tropical.
Beaches, such as my favorite Shell Beach, are all cleaned up and ready for sun bathing, swimming, snorkeling.

For more updates click here.

And Le Toiny, The gorgeous hideaway of the rich and famous has just announced it is taking reservations for the fall from October 2018 and on.

The reopening will include eight new Villa Suites , tucked into the hillside, designed for discerning vacationers.

If you have any questions about reservations or the reopening of Le Toiny, you can email You can also drop by our Instagram (@hotelletoinystbarth) to follow along with the hotel’s progress – and receive a daily dose of St. Barth sunshine!