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Venue Reporter

Dream Venue : Sunny and Summery in Saint Barths
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 6614
VENUE:
Hotel Guanahani & Spa
LOCATION:
St. Barthélemy
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Pastel Creole Cottages
Seaside Tropical Gardens
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

There is nothing more perfect for summertime celebrations than a venue that reminds us of giant box of otter pops. Hotel Guanahani & Spa  has colorful and charming cottages perched right upon the white sandy beaches of Saint Barths. Who wouldn't want to wed or gather an island labeled as "The Pearl of the Caribbean"?!

 

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Hotel Guanahani & Spa boasts cottages the color of lemon yellow that make us want to belt out the lyrics "It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, bright, Sun-Shiny day!"  The vibrant decor in punchy colors from turquoise blue to shades of minty meringue and cottages that look like crayola crayons, are a perfect party backdrop. This setting is cheerfully ideal for corporate retreats, meetings, elopements, reunions and group gatherings.

 

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Can you imagine gathering your gaggle of guys and gals to frolic on the beautiful beaches and swim in the turquoise waters here?! A tropical dinner party set between the multi-colored cottages and amongst acres of bougainvillea, hibiscus and coconut trees would be unforgettable. Carry the party on to have cocktails, Rosé or champagne on the beach with your feet in the sand and views of the ocean and lagoon.

 

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The Design: Where will your guests sleep? In stunningly colorful rooms that will remind you of a teen surfer girl's romance with her college sweetheart Moondoggie. Yep, these rooms are so cheerfully delightful, they remind us of a modern day setting the from 1960's cult classic movie 'Gidget'. "The room is a combination of pieces that have been reused and repurposed to consider the elements of the hotel history and integrate them into a new fresh and unique experience" - Luis Pons Design Lab.

 

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AROUND TOWN: What will you and your guests do on the glittering island of St. Barths? Those who like to hit the town can visit a variety of bars and clubs for late nights cocktails. Enjoy the music of local bands (favorites include Ti St Barth in Pointe Milou, Bonito or Bagatelle in Gustavia). Trendy nightclubs offer your guests a night of drinking, dancing and dining until dawn. Yacht Club is a chic setting on the harbor with "Live Screen Concerts"and Casa Nikki is set on the ocean. Whether its dinner, music, or a party on the beach, a night on St Barths is always magical.

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The Hotel Guanahani & Spa follows the architectural and decorative traditions that have developed throughout centuries in the West Indies. Surrounded by tropical gardens, each cottage is configured in a creole style and decorated with rare woods, pastel colors and fine cotton fabrics. All of these elements make this hotel/venue pool party perfect. To keep the tropical and colorful aesthetic, just insert lots of vibrant colors!

1. Boozy Ice Pops: Serve guests icy treats that look like otter pops but infused with booze of course! Recipe via Sweet Paul Magazine.   2. Lots of Color! Bright lemon yellow napkins, pops of pink, rainbow flowers, all need to make a cheery appearance on the dining tables at your pool party here. (Photo Two Foxes Photography  Via Ruffled Blog)   3. Beachy Head Scarves: Wear bold patterned beachy Hermes head scarves, again reminiscent of the classic staple worn in 1950's and 60's Gidget. But an updated and even more colorful version! Via Garance Dore 

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