10 St Barts villas perfect for a festive family getaway
Enjoy a fun family getaway in a tropical paradise
After a somewhat stressful, uncertain year, the familiar comfort of Christmas and the well-worn traditions of the festive season is certainly something we’re all looking forward to. If you’re hoping to pack your bags and escape everyday reality this holiday season, then a trip to the paradise island of St Barts should certainly be on the cards. Spacious, secluded and with breathtaking private pools, these ten gorgeous villas are the ideal spots for a relaxing family getaway this festive season.
When Christmas day arrives, the little ones will be delighted by a real-life visit from Santa, while parents will appreciate having a private chef brought in to manage the festive feast. Stressed out about all the festive decorations and the towering mountain of presents to wrap? onefinestay can take care of it all, leaving you free to unwind and enjoy quality time with the family.
If you’re dreaming of an effortless family escape this festive season, then a onefinestay villa in St Barts is the perfect choice for you.
Villa Legends B
Situated on Lurin hillside, enjoy breathtaking panoramas from the terrace and pool at this luxurious five-bedroom villa. At 14 feet long, the vast heated pool is large enough for the family to enjoy it all together, or at opposite ends if you want a break from the enthusiastic splashing and shouting of the kids. For those planning a big festive dinner all together, there’s plenty of space for everyone around the dining table on the terrace. While the cosy kitchen island is the perfect spot for relaxed family breakfasts.
Just steps away from the beach, Villa K is the dream hideaway for water-babies and beach lovers alike. Nestled behind gently rolling sand dunes, amidst coconut palms and fragrant tropical flowers, this is a tranquil, nature-filled paradise - just perfect for an unforgettable family getaway this festive season. Designed and constructed by the renowned St. Barts architectural design firm of Patrick Raffeneau, any design lovers in the family will adore the villa’s sleek layout and thoughtful little details.
French for ‘fortress’, Bastide is the ideal stronghold for you and your family this holiday season. Situated about the Bay of Saint-Jean, enjoy stretching seascapes from each of the three bedrooms, as well as the pool and outdoor terrace. Kids will just love splashing around in the 59 foot long heated infinity pool, while parents can relax and soak up the rays on the terrace. The large dining room table is the ideal spot for family celebrations, while the in-home gym is the perfect place for active types looking to sweat away any over-indulgence from the night before.
Gather up your loved ones and head to the castle this Christmas. Built into the side of a cliff, the majestic Castle Roc towers over the coastline, offering splendid views for miles around. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, abounding in native species and vibrant blooms, there’s plenty for all the family to enjoy their own space at this splendid tropical sanctuary. What’s more, this gorgeous villa is even pet-friendly, meaning everyone's favourite four-legged friend doesn’t have to miss out on all the festive fun.
La Vie en Rose
La vie is certainly en rose at this glorious five-bedroom villa. Situated in the private estate of Le Domaine du Levant along the bay of Petit Cul de Sac, you and your family will be able to enjoy all the privacy and seclusion in the world this holiday season. Encircled by two acres of lush tropical garden and with a large living room and terrace, both which face the sea, there’s plenty of space for all the family to spread out. Enjoy St Barts’ magnificent sunsets all together from the vast terrace, before spending the evening eating, drinking and playing board games in the plush sofa-filled living space.
Sleeping up to four, the sublime Indyana villa is a beautiful bolthole, perfect for small families this festive season. Boasting stylish modern decor, lots of living space and breathtaking ocean views, this is a special spot for fun-filled celebrations. What’s more, the villa comes complete with an array of exclusive hotel services, including a personal butler and in-villa chef. Meaning you won’t have to lift a finger all holiday. Treat you and your loved ones to a stress-free festive escape at Indyana.
Dreaming of the perfect family Christmas? Look no further than Villa Imagine. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, stretching sea views and with impeccable design throughout, this is a holiday home without parallel. Lounge about in the airy, high-ceilinged living space, bask on the vast sun-kissed terrace or splash about in the spacious swimming pool - however you like to relax, you can do it your way at this gorgeous villa.
Close by some of the island’s loveliest beaches, Globe Trotter is the ideal spot for families who do like to be beside the seaside. Enjoy fun-filled mornings spent splashing around in the villa’s vast pool, before heading out in the afternoon to explore the local area. Come evening, snuggle up on one of the countless comfy spaces to be found within the villa, enjoying a family board game or movie night all together. The wooden panelled walls and floors which feature throughout the property give it a warm, welcoming feel - the perfect ambience for cosy family festivities.
Elegant and graceful, the aptly-named Blue Swan is a simple yet refined sanctuary, perfect for an unforgettable family escape. Relax on the sun-kissed terrace, soaking up the endless views of the surrounding countryside, sparkling ocean and cerulean sky beyond. Kids will enjoy playing in the shaded decking area, while parents can relax with drinks in a charming little hut housing a bar, situated right next to the pool.
Escape to paradise this winter with a sumptuous stay at the one and only Villa Ginger. Featuring flawless design and exquisite furnishings throughout, this is heaven for families with a taste for the finer things in life. With vast swathes of open-plan living space and plenty of room for everyone on the sun-kissed terrace and around the elegant pool, you’re sure to have a holiday like no other in this harmonious tropical haven.