The Perfect Experience!
This was our first stay at the Guanahani, after having previously stayed at another perfectly lovely hotel in St Barth's, and we could not have been happier. The staff were exceptionally helpful, pleasant, quick and accommodating - from locating and delivering our lost luggage, to renting a car, making (and changing) dinner reservations, supplying us with water and a cooler every time we left the property, etc. Special shout-outs to Simon at the reception, Julie in the main restaurant, and Tibo, one of their drivers. The housekeeping staff also were unusually unobtrusive, yet always had the room in tip-top condition, with fresh towels, waters, coffee, etc. The property itself is beautiful and although large, felt very private. We enjoyed sitting on our terrace at the start or end of the day, looking out to a little private garden, to watch the visiting hummingbirds, turtles, iguanas, salamanders. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful, the pool is sizable, and the beach lovely - although the water is not deep (perfect for children and water sports!) There were not too many kids there when we visited, and I could see it becoming less serene during school holidays. There is a full spa as well as tennis courts and a smallish workout facility. Lunch at the restaurant on the beach was great as well.
Ventajas: See above - pretty much everything - although the staff made all the difference.
Inconvenientes: There is only one restaurant open for dinner & although the menu changes daily, it was challenging to eat a light dinner there. More salads please!
Ubicación: Location is lovely on a protected lagoon and walking distance to a couple of other hotels & beach restaurants. Wind surfing, kayaking, tennis, snorkel