by Kaitlin Braun
At Les Ilets, stay in a one-bedroom beachfront villa or in beautiful garden villas of varying sizes (one to three bedrooms). In all villas, you’re welcome to request an additional child bed for an extra fee, so there are ways for families of all sizes to be comfortable. The rooms are bright, airy, and spacious, and in all villas there are well-equipped kitchens and terraces with stunning views.
Although there is no onsite restaurant, the staff will happily give you recommendations and help you book a table. Alternately, take advantage of the grocery-shopping service: give them a list before you arrive and everything will be ready in your villa.
Our Editor Loves
- Community pool with beautiful view
- Bright, airy villas of varying sizes
- Helpful staff to help you arrange activities and restaurant trips
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
From the moment you arrive in Les Ilets de la Plage, You know you have arrived at a distinct boutique hotel experience. Carine and Julia will take care of every need you might have while there. Les Ilets features 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas and is a hybrid between a hotel and a villa.
All villas are well-appointed with full kitchen, family room, dining table both inside and outside to sample the views. The rooms are comfortable and cozy with large bathrooms and they provide daily maid service.
The hotel is in St. Jean Beach in front of the water with a private beach, for those less adventurous they also have a great pool area.
Every morning they deliver the newspaper and a basket of freshly baked French delicacies and since every villa has a Nespresso Machine you can make you coffee to devour the Croissants.
The reception area headed by Carine or Julia will make your reservations for restaurant, private boat charters, tours, chefs, groceries, laundry or any need that you might have.
Les let's is a quiet restful place where you will interact with nature, perform some star gazing and listen to the sound of silence.
We have been coming to Les Ilets for the past 15 consecutive years and for us there is no better place to suit our lifestyle.
Les Ilets is a French chic boutique hotel where simplicity and great customer service is king.
by Robby B
The location is phenomenal! Don't let the proximity to the airport scare you. If you've been to St. Barth's before, you know this is not a problem. If you haven't been before, it may be offputting. The airplanes are infrequent, not loud (only propellers, not jets), the noise lasts for less than 30 seconds, and the takeoffs/landings are a ton of fun to watch from your room/the beach.
The staff is incredible! They were always coming out of the office to ask us how our stay was and if we needed anything whenever we were going to our rental car (which is a must!). When we did ask for something (a clothes drying rack), it was brought to our room in less than 5 minutes. The staff is very, VERY, friendly. I've stayed at other hotels on St. Barth's (that have cost 300-400 Euros more per night than Les Ilets) and have never received this kind of service.
The villa we had (no. 12) was incredible and typical of all of their villas. A well air-conditioned bedroom (we're American, so this matters) with a shower room, dressing room/massive closet, and toilet room attached. The living area was incredible. The East side of the room was open and faced St. Jean Bay (AN EXCEPTIONAL, UNIQUE VIEW), the South wall was the entrance to the bedroom, the West wall was open and faced a private garden where some large turtles regularly came to eat, and the North wall was the entrance to our kitchen (which had everything we could need.) Although the living area was open (with a nice ceiling fan to compliment the omnipresent breeze the location receives), there was never an issue with privacy.
The room was cleaned every morning and not a trace of sand was found after the staff was finished.