Gyp Sea Beach
Gypsea St Barts
A stylish Robinsonade
It is the Bay of St Jean, on Pelican Beach to be precise, that Gypsea Saint-Barth, the all-new “Bohemian Beach Club” by the Sibuet family and Pascal Ramette, has dropped anchor. A place all about the Bohemian lifestyle, but with a Caribbean touch. The dress code is barefoot and salty hair. The restaurant, which is right on the beach, is adorned with shades of blue in homage to the Caribbean sea and Atlantic Ocean, which border the island: indigo tie and dye blends with raw denim, while ultramarine blue coral-patterned fabrics and faded blue cashmere are in harmony with the white sand and green palm trees. Comfy benches and large mismatched cushions, untreated furniture and wood with a saltwater patina create a chic, laid-back, end-of-the earth feel.
For Barbecue Lovers
Roasted, smoked, grilled or braised... this is where, from starter to dessert, (almost) everything is prepared on the barbecue: grilled avocado salad, Jamaican-style jerk chicken, freshly-caught fish and rock lobsters on the grill, smoked rib of beef, burnt vegetables with za’atar spices, aioli and lemon confit. The desserts go on the grill too: rum-roasted pineapple, caramelised bananas, charred local fruit, XXL cookies cooked in the ambers... Simple, stylish, rustic cuisine made using locally-sourced and seasonal produce.
A pastel blue lagoon and white sand
At the far end of the iconic Saint-Jean beach, in an unspoilt setting bordered by luxurious vegetation, is where to spend time with family or friends soaking up the sun, sun loungers and umbrellas on the water’s edge and the blue lagoon of the ocean as far as the eye can see. The children make sand castles, paddle and snorkel in the crystal-clear water before sampling a coconut sorbet, while the parents doze or lift a glass of chilled Ti Punch. One can also indulge in the hotel's signature massage performed using “Elixir d’Edelweiss” - Tahitian Monoi oil, organic coconut oil and Alpine edelweiss - a nod to the owner’s Megève roots. It’s all stress-free, just lazing on the beach until sunset lulled by the trade winds. And for early-risers, there’s a morning yoga session with sea view.
Ti Punch & Calypso
At the Rum Bar, there's a party atmosphere without being overpowering! Sometimes the DJ is mixing an old calypso, at others Caribbean-style summer tunes, while the barman whips up his finest Dark and Stormy or introduces you to the most exclusive rums. There are smoothies and fresh fruit juices for a healthy snack and cigar lovers can discover the ultimate beach cigar cellar! The frogs’ chorus means the day is drawing to a close and as night falls, it’s time to go home! We’ll meet again tomorrow, for sure!
Born to be Gypsea, an invitation to travel
Its impossible to leave without a visit to the boutique with its curated selection of “Gypset” brands sought out in the most beautiful places on earth: Kilomètres Paris dress shirts embroidered in Mexico, Hand So On Indian saris, little beach dresses by Lem Lem woven in Ethiopia, tie and dye creations by Dannijo, Favela Market basket bags... along with swimwear that pays homage to a “made in France” collection by Tatiane de Freitas, a Brazilian designer based in Lyon and Calarena, herself the native of an island, Corsica. Vintage t-shirts by Newtone Brand and denim shorts give a more rock ‘n’ roll look and can be paired with fabulous jewellery by Parisian designer Pascale Monvoisin or fun bracelets by Venessa Arizaga, who is from Puerto Rico. Collections for men, women and children, accessories and sunglasses.
Plage de St Jean
Open 7 days a week