Fast-paced lifestyles and jam-packed schedules often get the best of us, meaning sometimes you only have 24 hours to spend in your favorite spot. Have you ever wondered how to make the most of your vacation days? Take a look into the ideal way to spend 24 hours in one of our favorite destinations, St. Barth, at one of our favorite hotels, Le Guanahani!

Le Guanahani, located in the tropical Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy, has everything a traveler could want for a rejuvenating, relaxing retreat. The boutique hotel is situated among magnificent beaches and features unforgettable restaurants, two pools, Spa by Clarins, and a diverse variety of activities for exploration and adventure. This year, Le Guanahani is celebrating their 30 anniversary (and a recent $40 million enhancement) with a calendar full of entertaining events taking place around the property.

For those lucky enough to find themselves planning a visit to one of the most glamorous islands in the Caribbean, take a peek at our suggested 24-hour itinerary in paradise:

9:00 AM – Upon waking up in the beautiful Serenity Suite overlooking the ocean, visit Indigo, the hotel’s main restaurant, for an extensive American breakfast. The restaurant also serves up stunning views of both the pool and the beach of Grand Cul-de-Sac for an ultra-relaxed atmosphere.

11:00 AM – To continue your tranquil morning, partake in a yoga session held on the pontoon for the ultimate discipline of the mind and body.

12:30 PM – Immediately following yoga, swing by Spa by Clarins for a range of restorative spa treatments, from intraceuticals to a variety of rejuvenating facials. The spa even offers treatments tailored for children, providing ultimate bliss for guests of all ages.

1:30 PM – Schedule some time to stroll along freshwater swimming pools or one of the 14 white-sand beaches that are each open to the public. While basking in the sun, enjoy a late-afternoon glass of champagne and marinated artichoke bruschetta courtesy of beachside service from The Beach Bar.

4:00 PM – To enjoy the full experience of the breathtaking sites surrounding Le Guanahani, follow the lead of an expert guide for a signature hiking excursion. The paths vary in length and difficulty making the outing pleasant for people of all skill level. Along the trails, hikers can expect to find exotic flora and fauna while venturing through the preserved environments. For the more experienced hiker, there is also a self-guided path which guests have access to directly from Le Guanahani.

7:00 PM – End the day with a candle-lit dinner located in the hotel’s tropical gardens at Bartolomeo. This restaurant exudes a casually sophisticated ambiance where dishes are prepared with both Caribbean and Mediterranean zests. Enjoy local fish tartar with a variety of classic cocktails offered at Bar ’to Lounge adjacent to the restaurant with the perfect view to catch a picturesque sunset.

9:00 PM – Following dinner, hit the town for the nightlife scene at Le Ti St Barth in Pointe Milou, a local favorite amongst visitors and locals alike.

With exceptional beaches, decadent dining, and an abundance of remarkable services, each day at Le Guanahani is a day well spent. This hotel radiates leisure, comfort and charm while promoting a sustainable approach to tourism. Your only complaint will be that you wish you had more time to spend in the lush and luxurious retreat.

Stay tuned for the next blog post in our series “24 Hours in ______.” Where would you like to see us go?

-Candice O’Connor

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