Nestled on a private peninsula between Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac on St. Barth, Hotel Guanahani & Spa first welcomed guests in 1986 and introduced Spa by Clarins in 2005. Since then, it has solidified its status as an iconic resort on the tony island by staying ahead of various wellness trends. After a four-year $40-million renovation, the reinvigorated Le Guanahani St. Barth has introduced new health-focused packages, spa treatments, and dynamic programming in partnership with health and lifestyle expert Amy McDonald, spa consultant at Under a Tree, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The first Wellness Weekend in February provided a refreshing and immersive experience for guests, introducing them to the benefits of meditation with guidance from yoga and meditation expert David Romanelli. "The Wellness Weekend offered guests a getaway rich in meditation to deepen the unwinding process, highlight the senses, and experience beauty, happiness, and relaxation as it should be,” he says. In true island style, mindful days still include indulgences like gourmet dining and fine wine.
Le Guanahani’s Spa by Clarins has been a focal point of the anniversary celebrations and the new brand identity. Surrounded by tropical gardens, natural design elements and bright Creole architecture are hallmarks of the secluded spa. “As the world of wellness unfolds and deepens Le Guanahani has renovated its spa and fitness facilities along with enhanced treatments and classes,” says managing director Martein van Wagenberg. “Guests want more than just beauty.” For example the Expressément My Blend Treatment ($302, 90 minutes), which is only available at eight spas around the world, was introduced earlier this year. It utilizes an in-depth skin analysis with a diagnosis from My Blend's "My Skin Diag" software to identify individual skincare needs. My Blend products are then mixed with concentrated Boosters for the facial that follows. The result is a precise blend of skincare and a custom wellbeing experience for each client. “Le Guanahani has had a decade partnership with Clarins and it has been a strategic and beneficial relationship for both companies and Le Guanahani’s guests who expect this level of product and therapies,” says Wagenberg. “In addition, we have great therapists, a beautiful setting, and new treatments that speak to the times.”