St. Barths represented so much pre-crash extravagance and profligacy. And though its glamour hegemony has been recently challenged by Mauritius and St Tropez, it’s still really the place to vacation like a movie star. And since normal humans need a de-stress just as much as bright and glittery ones, the new Spa at Le Sereno, one of the island’s most design-forward hotels, offers an experience more cosseting than intimidating.
A signature treatment they call St. Barth Chill Out pretty much says it all. The Christian Liaigre designed Spa is as stylishly realized as the hotel, enhanced by bougainvillea and other tropical foliage. And you’d have to believe that an ocean-view clay and pineapple mousse body mask cannot be anything but utterly amazing.