Hotel Le Toiny - Facts and Information

Description

Privacy and exclusivity have always been the defining characteristics of l’Hôtel Le Toiny. Situated in the area of the island referred to as Côte Sauvage, the 15 pastel-colored bungalows, called Villa Suites, are set on a gentle slope overlooking the bay

Overview

Tiny St. Barts is for those who enjoy fine living. Given its lack of casinos or theatres, the predominant evening activity is fine dining at more than 60 restaurants. The same is true with shopping. The swanky capital city of Gustavia features such name brands as Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Hermes and Prada, but there are also some smaller, charming boutiques selling those famous floppy St. Barts hats, handmade jewelry and itsy bitsy bikinis. Duty free purchases are prevalent.

With the clear blue ocean beckoning, snorkeling and scuba diving are highly popular daytime activities. Guests can choose to stroll in the ocean from the beach or can charter a boat during the day. The boats, offering onboard picnic lunches, can drop off guests at several beaches. Sailing, deep sea fishing, surfing and sail boarding are also popular activities.

Known as a discreet playground for the rich and famous, St. Barts is often less about touring than getting away to relax and leave the world behind. And nowhere is relaxation more prevalent than at Hôtel Le Toiny where each Villa Suite is a world onto itself offering all the services of a very well run private home. Only, unlike a home, you never have to run into anyone else unless you choose to.

Children Policy

Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge in the parents room. The supplement for a 3rd person sharing the Villa Suite is 100 Euros per day (Le Toiny's Continental breakfast and service included).

Room Amenities

Continental breakfast
Wifi internet access
Laundry service
Airport hotel transfers
Rate is subject to taxes

Spa

In 2008, the Serenity Spa Cottage was added to the grounds of Hôtel Le Toiny. A delightful respite for pampering treatments, the spa features an exquisite local product line called Ligne de St. Barth that is comprised of exotic oils and fragrances of the Caribbean, including extracts of pineapple, papaya, melon, passion fruit and mango. Guests are immersed in a therapeutic and sensory provoking experience, as coconut and papaya body polishes, fresh fruit facials, relaxing leg slimming treatments and coconut oil and avocado massages are just among the services offered. These treatments may be enjoyed in the hotel’s Serenity Spa Cottage or in a guest’s private Villa Suite.

A spa treatment option added in 2009 for gentlemen guests is a traditional wet shave. This nourishing treatment allows men the tranquility of relaxing in an outdoor setting, seated comfortably in a planter’s chair.

Using the finest English gentlemen’s products from Geo. F. Trumper, shaving soap is applied with a badger brush, and then a straight blade is used to provide a long-lasting, smooth shave. The traditional wet shave exfoliates skin, allowing it to breathe and revealing a healthy glow.

Hôtel le Toiny also offers a Fitness Center for guests who prefer a daily gym workout complete with weights and treadmills. Equipment includes one stationary bicycle in addition to two treadmills, one elliptical machine, kynesis machine and free weights. Natural lighting streams into the fitness center and a supply of fresh fruit and water is always on hand.

Golf

The Island of St. Barths only offers a driving range. However if you seek a true golfing experience, we can easily arrange a day trip to either Anguilla or Nevis which are known for their golf courses.

High Speed Internet Access

Yes, High Speed Internet Access is available.

Activities

Enjoy the diversity of Saint Bart’s BEACHES:
Of course, one of the reasons why you have chosen to stay in the Caribbean and St. Barts are the beaches, with their white sands, the turquoise water and the tropical flora surroundings. Please find here after some information which will help you to choose the beach for every day!

Le Toiny - our beach…
Take our walking path and 10-15 minutes later you can discover the bay of Toiny where quietness, peacefulness and surfing become arts. This is the island’s best surf spot through out the year, but swimming as well as snorkelling is also possible. Be careful, as currents can be strong on certain days!

Gouverneur
Is an idyllic bay, offering a hidden beach. Stop on your way down to take in the beautiful view. Enjoy great turquoise water and snorkelling along the reef side to the left. A legend says the pirate Monbars hid his treasure there.

Saline
A most popular beach on the “wild coast” of the island, it is also one of the largest ones. After a short walk everybody enjoys this white-sanded long nature beach with its great water quality. Good snorkelling towards the reef on the left hand side. It is the second largest on the island, after Flamands. Far from the hustle and bustle, this beach provides perfect tranquillity.

Colombier
This nature beach can only be accessed by boat or by a 20-30-minutes walk (a nice scenic hike from Flamands) along the rocks. Once there, it feels like real paradise on earth. You can discover a nice panoramic view from the island. – Definitely a MUST!

Saint-Jean
One of the most popular beaches of Saint Barts! - No trip to Saint Barts without a visit to Saint Jean beach, which is divided in two areas. The first one is close to the airport, where one can watch the take off and landing of the small planes,… always breathtaking!
On this beautiful bay of turquoise water people meet for drinks, enjoy nice food and a party atmosphere in a beach restaurant or simply take advantage of a variety of water sports.
On the other side close to Nikki Beach the water is very quiet and allows families with small children to enjoy swimming and snorkelling (to see turtles) without any worries.

Flamands
This white-sanded beach with crystal waters is the largest on the island of St Barts. Situated in a residential area it is very well-known for its natural beauty sculpted by the time. Mind windy days so, when the waves can get high. (Not recommended for snorkelling!

Shell Beach
A sunset there is an unforgettable picture and memory. As its name suggests, shells and sand are melting to give it its very unique character. It is a small beach with a snack bar and the restaurant “Do Brazil”. You will love this unusual beach, far from the cliché of a “white sand beach”. It is located just five minutes from the town centre of Gustavia.

Lorient
A beach of diversity and harmony in a residential area. Enjoy the sandy beach, turtles if you are snorkelling, surf, or just … relax. The locals call it “the little basins”. This is what distinguishes the beach in Lorient from all the other beaches. One side is perfectly calm for swimming, while families appreciate the other side, or the little basins, as reefs of coral and rocks offer extra security for children. Surfing is also popular there, as the big waves off the coast are a great place to “hang ten”.

Corossol
This small beach is plunging us deep into Saint Barths’ past and keeps traditional ancient fishermen’s spirit; their small boats are still there. The beach is just a small strip but it is a very good place to snorkel. The brown sand in Corossol is what gives this beach its special charm.

Grand-Cul-de-Sac
A shallow lagoon with clear turquoise water and schools of small fish. The beach in Grand-Cul-de-Sac is, without doubt, the best for practicing water sports such as Kite surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, wind surfing. etc. Only a 5-minute drive from the hotel.

OTHER ACTIVITIES WHILE ON THE ISLAND:

Following you will find a list we have put together for you of “Things to do while on the island…” and we do hope it will cover some of your interests:

Sailing & Boat trips:
For a couple of hours, a half-day, a full day or a sunset cruise, take pleasure in a sailing or boat trip around the island, or to one of the close by ones. – Saint-Maarten, Pinel Island, Anguilla etc. are perfect destinations for a day trip, (full day out/9am-5pm, incl. open bar & lunch), depending on the boat type & size, as well as the duration of the trip. Our reception team will assist you in arranging your day out!

Scuba diving & Snorkelling
Saint Barts offers a wonderful range of protected under water fauna and flora that you should not miss: A variety of fishes, shellfish, turtles, corals, etc. Choose your favourite way to enjoy them! For diving lovers, the different diving companies of the island are also familiar with certified divers and/or can deliver certificates. Private excursions with instructors can of course be arranged as well. Complimentary snorkelling equipment (fins, mask & tuba) is available at reception! - Please do not hesitate to ask our reception team for more detailed information.

Yellow Submarine:
If you do not feel comfortable with diving, you can enjoy the under water treasures from the inside.
Reservations are required. From 1 hour.

Deep-sea fishing:
You can choose between the fishing on the large open sea or the traditional fishing from a small bark, just off the island. Both can easily be arranged by our reception team.
Half day (4 hours), from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Full day (8 hours), 9:00am to 5:00pm, open bar prices include open bar and lunch.

Windsurf & Surfing:
Saint Barth is THE perfect spot to practice! Private windsurfing lessons can easily be arranged in the lagoon of Grand-Cul de Sac or in Saint-Jean (close to the Tom Beach Hotel) for the non-experimented ones.
For surfing lessons, David, our local teacher will take you to Lorient beach for a complete first training.
For house guests we have a long-, a short- and a paddle board to rent

Jet ski:
There are two locations (Grand-Cul de sac & Gustavia) on the island from where you can depart with a jet ski, but always with a private guide, because of security reasons.
½ hour
1 hour
Island tour

Kite-surf:
Take private lessons in the turquoise lagoon of Grand-Cul-de-sac with Enguerrand, a local instructor of kite-surfing: 1 hour/3 hours / 5 hours / 10 hours
A health certificate is required.

Tennis:
Several tennis courts are available on the island on request, with or without a pro. Le Flamboyant Tennis Club is located just two minutes from hotel Le Toiny and is free of charge for our in house guests. Tennis rackets and balls can be borrowed at the front desk.

Hiking / Scenic Trails:
Saint Barts has a lot of trails and it is worth discovering them! … Starting by the one accessible from Le Toiny’ beach! Or the one in Grand-Fond, where the path leads also to the natural swimming pool and ends in Saline beach. We can arrange for a local knowledgeable guide to accompany you. Please feel free to ask our reception team for additional information.

Gym / Fitness:
Our fitness room is located by the main house and is open from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm every day. It disposes of top of the line Techno Gym equipment: 2 treat mills, a kinesis machine, a spinning bike, a weight station and an elliptical. For your comfort there is also a flat screen TV with DVD, an iPod station, a fridge with fresh water, fruits, towels and a shower room. The front desk team can also arrange personal fitness training

Yoga / Pilates:
Stretch, relax and renew with a private Yoga or Pilates lesson. Choose between the privacy of your Villa Suite or the deck by the main pool. Please call our reception team on Ext. 9 to arrange your private instructor.

Shopping:
In Saint-Jean you will find small gift shops as well as decoration items, bathing suits and casual wear. Gustavia has the more prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermes, Bulgari, etc. … and many others that make St Barts a “fashion” island! Please be aware that shops are open from 10am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 7pm, they are closed on Sundays in Gustavia (with exceptions in high season).

Sight Seeing:
Sightseeing tours - Think about bringing the most beautiful pictures of the most wonderful Saint- Bart views back home. Enjoy an island tour with a native guide who will take you to the best parts. Museums: Here you can discover parts of the history, the culture and the treasures of St Barts! Art galleries: Take a look at the galleries and expositions of different artists and styles around the island.

Nightlife:
There are two nightclubs (discotheque) on the island. Both are in Gustavia, the main town: The Yacht Club by Carole who also owns the famous “Le Ti St. Barth” (see under restaurant recommendations) and is situated on the harbour and the Casa, below Bonito restaurant on the hillside.

Restaurants

Toiny Beach Club

Brand new, the Toiny Beach Club is already a success in St. Barth. Cool and elegant, the club offers a new, chic, stylish, and fashionable beach destination on St. Barth perfect for surfing, lying in a hammock, or enjoying a tropical lunch by the sea.

Hours of Operation:

Close from March 31st, 2016 to November 1st, 2016

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