The 15 Villa Suites dotted throughout the terraced landscape are reminiscent of small plantation houses, with one side offering sweeping views of the ocean. Guests can step from any one of the three glass bay doors and be immediately on their outdoor patio, complete with its own swimming pool, patio furnishing and pool toys.
Each cottage is painted in a pastel mint, lavender or peach, all colors reflective of St. Barts’ Caribbean style. The interior design scheme further reflects the heritage of the Island. Completely updated in a French Colonial style for the 2009 season, the Villa Suites were originally designed by Anne Nguyen and Beatrice Davide and have now been redone by local St. Barts designer Marielle De la Porte. A vibrant striped toile du soleil, originally from the Basque region of France, adds punch to the elegant dark hardwood floors, beige walls and teak and mahogany furnishings.
Throughout the 15 Villa suites, four different fabric color schemes are reflected in the toile window treatments and accent pillows. Color combinations include taupe and red, turquoise and green and mauve and beige. Then there is the traditional blue toile de gouy, which has been synonymous with Hôtel Le Toiny since its opening.
Original black and white photos of St. Barts add a sophisticated flair and infuse a sense of the Island. Bedrooms feature a perfectly replicated French Colonial four–poster mahogany bed made in Martinque and draped in traditional white gauze. Crisp white beddings with 350 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets adorn the bed. The Italian tiled bathroom, with its open air shower, separate bathtub, dual sinks and bidets, benefits from natural light coming from a large window.
In-room features include satellite television, 40-in. flat screen televisions, DVD players, CD players, iPod docking stations, iPod music library and Wi-Fi. And while St. Barts offers no movie theatres, Hôtel Le Toiny has a well-stocked DVD library that includes more than one hundred titles that entice even the hotel’s Hollywood clientele. In-room kitchenettes with a microwave, Nespresso® machine, ice machine, mini bar, dishwasher and fully stocked kitchen utensils ensure that guests have all necessary supplies for those nights in.
In the morning, a complimentary Continental breakfast is served and guests can peruse an online edition of The New York Times. A true treat is the freshly baked bread basket that brings a bit of France baking finesse to the Caribbean.