With its breathtaking setting, the iconic Eden Rock exudes French art de vivre in the heart of the Caribbean. This luxurious resort is built on a rocky promontory surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a coral reef. Eden Rock offers 34 highly individual accommodations located on the rock, dotted along the beach, or set within the lush green gardens. No two of the 34 rooms are alike. Cottages and rooms in small stone houses have colonial decor and garden views. In contrast, the beach houses are utterly modern, with stark and simple designs. Suites come in various sizes, and most have their own pools in a range of geometric shapes. Most popular, especially among guests who return year after year, are the original Rock cottages. All accommodations offer easy access to the hotel’s beach.
The resort is renowned for its endlessly accommodating staff, who seem to delight at challenging requests. Its other claim to fame is its restaurant, which is overseen by the famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. For culture, the resort's gallery offers exhibits featuring a range of international artists. A successful artist-in-residence program includes young artists from the New York Academy of Art.
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Eden Rock is located on a rocky promontory and surrounded by white coral sandy beaches, clear blue ocean, and a lovely coral reef full of sea life. Its location in the heart of the island allows guests to stroll to the shops, boutiques, bars, and restaurants in the village of St. Jean.
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Rooms: 34 rooms and suites. From $1,000. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: On the Rocks with Jean-Georges features island-chic menus with a relaxed atmosphere, plus views overlooking the coral reefs. Sand Bar with Jean-Georges serves casual fare accented with herbs from Eden Rock’s greenhouse. Sand Bar Night is on the water’s edge and has a Mediterranean menu. Spa and gym details: The gym is located at the foot of the rock and has a full range of equipment. Beauty and spa treatments are brought to guests’ own private rooms, with a selection of services including massage and body treatments, facials, hair care and styling, nail care, and waxing. Many rooms have their own pools.
Who's it for: Elite travelers, couples on luxury holidays, celebrities. Our favorite rooms: Villa Rockstar has private direct access to the St. Jean beach. The 16,000-square-foot multifaceted house has been described as resembling “a hundred-million-dollar yacht on land.” Facilities include four stellar suites, plus two cabins with their own entrance to this private villa. The villa offers a dedicated butler service, fully equipped gym, and swimming pool. Good to know: The recording studio at Villa Rockstar lets guests record their own souvenir soundtrack during their stay. Partnering with Oceanway Recording Studios of Hollywood, guests can use a professionally equipped recording studio, complete with a selection of instruments, microphones, and recording equipment. The studio's legendary Neve music mixing console was used by John Lennon to record "Imagine."