You didn't really think that I was going to miss out on a massage, did you? Nope! And neither should you! There are many spas here and they are all good, but what you should know about are the well-being services that are found beyond the hotel and resort spa locations.
If you want a great massage, a mani-pedi after all that time at the beach, or you need a little waxing, stop over to Spa Oasis in Lorient. It's a small, but nicely appointed space. Sandra and Manon, the owners/therapists, do a wonderful job. At about 30-50% less than the hotel spas, you get the same or better service, just without the beach view or massive changing room. It's still relaxing and easier on your wallet.
Centre Oasis, 1er étage, derrière la clinique vétérinaire
(Behind the veterinary clinic)
97133 Saint Barthélemy
If you are staying at a villa and want in-villa services, have your concierge arrange it for you as they have relationships with select "soin-bien" providers. Whether you want a traditional massage next to your pool, a reiki treatment in the garden, or a facial treatment and make-up application for your night out, your concierge will have the best hook-ups for your availability and services. Just tell them what you need and trust them. I've done this half a dozen times and it's often a different practitioner (unless otherwise requested) and it is always solid.
Should you want to go the hotel and resort spa route, this is my go-to list:
- Spa Sisley at Le Christopher St. Barth in Pointe Milou
- Eden Rock Spa by Ligne St. Barth in Saint Jean
- Guanahani Spa in Grand Cul-de-Sac
Occasionally there is an outdoor massage table at the beach at Eden Rock. Often there will be availability, so just walk up to the enclosed white tent and ask for a time.