There are places you don't happen upon just by chance. Undreamt of places, concealed somewhere at the other end of the world. Places whose secrecy alone justifies the journey, where warm and welcoming serenity, appreciable discretion and endless sunshine make crossing the ocean worthwhile. Neither hotels nor guest houses, these addresses cultivate the mystery of a full-fledged lifestyle that is yours for the taking.
Villa BAN, "La Banane," is one such secluded spot. Hidden in the heart of the Caribbean on the island of St. Barth just a short walk Lorient beach, La Banane has a legendary past as a luxury hotel peopled with stars who for years were faithful visitors to the most Parisian nightclub in the French West Indies. No point in giving their names. Insiders know them by heart and only use them when reminiscing amongst themselves.
Is this perhaps the reason La Banane has been reborn? Like a Phoenix, a little shy about being too well known, and once the hotspot for wild parties thrown by the entertainment legend Jean Marie Riviere, the hotel has now reinvented itself. Here, time is no longer what we are accustomed to. Somewhere between its past heritage and dynamic present, Villa BAN likes to mix the genres, merge eras, styles and personalities. The furniture designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the city of Chandigarh, the pieces signed by Charlotte Perriand and Jean Royere or Serge Mouille make each space--bedroom, bar or suite--as stylish as it is cozy. Lulled by the balmy breezes whispering in the palm trees and flooded with the rich colors of blossoming hibiscus, the garden is transformed into a luxuriant hideaway, highlighted by the frescos of Cyprien Chabert.
Whether it's about the past, the present or a story yet to be told, la Banane is entirely devoted to a handful of privileged people. Relying as much on secrecy as on generosity, it offers eight bedrooms ranging in size from 30 to 45 m2, with bathrooms opening onto private patios, its swimming pool and expansive open living areas. Villa BAN provides a subdued luxury to demanding connoisseurs for whom good taste and the cult of privacy are genuine values to be safeguarded.
So come, discover and enjoy. Sheltered from view, proud of its legendary past yet enamored of modernity, henceforth La Banane is somewhere that can be yours and yours alone. Far from the world's hustle and bustle, this is the place to settle in comfortably and relax. Feel at home while surrendering yourself to the caressing breezes and melodious song of the birds of paradise. Because this is what life is like at La Banane. And it's all yours to appreciate.
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