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Once Greta Garbo’s Caribbean hideaway, today Eden Rock is one of the finest boutique hotels in the Caribbean. Located within walking distance of the superb shops and restaurants of St Jean, the hotel is perched on top of a rocky promontory, with panoramic views of two beautiful beaches, the sea and a world beyond.
The accommodation on 'the rock' itself is unparalleled - opt for a loft suite and enjoy 360' panoramic ocean views, or stay at the front of the rock and see baby turtles emerging silently out of the water. The accommodation is comprised of 18 rooms, 10 suites, 4 Beach Houses and 2 Ultraluxe Villas, including the Rockstar villa, which has its own recording studio, and Nina, which has an art gallery.
Browse the boutique, hire a jeep and explore St Barths, or enjoy a spot of scuba diving (there are some 17 established dive sites). Or even indulge in some al-fresco beauty treatments.
The locals regularly dine out at Eden Rock's restaurants. For lunch try the relaxed 'toes-in-the-sand' Sand Bar (which, according to the Observer newspaper, serves some of the best seafood on St Barths). At night, head for the On-The-Rocks restaurant and tapas bar for Jean-George's fusion cuisine, followed by cocktails high over the reef.
Why we love it
If a recording studio isn't on the 'must include list', there are other suites and villas at Eden Rock that are just as all singing and all dancing, almost.