A St Barths vacation can present a conundrum. Do you want to stay in the heart of the action, even though it means missing out on the relaxation of seclusion? Or do you want to hole up somewhere remote, knowing full well that FOMO might kick in once you realize that things are just so far away?
At the newly renovated Villa Mamiami, you do not have to decide. The luxury rental home is hidden away in the greenery of Vitet with an unobstructed view of the ocean, Turtle Island, Anguilla, and St Martin. It is an idyll of spaciousness and tranquility, the perfect retreat for a calm and rejuvenating holiday away from the bustling island atmosphere - or one with shopping and beach time mixed in, as both are right nearby.
Villa Mamiami takes a modern, sophisticated approach to Caribbean life. The tropical forest outside encourages a barefoot luxury vibe, but the interiors are chic and harmonious in a soft pastel color palette that blends in with the environment. All the furnishings were sourced from small manufacturers, with a close eye for detail. This marriage of elegance and comfort - plus abundant natural light and broad sea views in all the rooms - creates a relaxing atmosphere.
The main area is closely connected with the foliage outside, aiding the cooling natural breezes that waft their way through the floor-to-ceiling openings. This pavilion houses the living room, kitchen (with its smart baby blue Lacanche range), dining area, and air-conditioned TV room. There is a small bathroom off the kitchen. This area blends in to the sunny terrace, with its infinity pool and sun beds. It is an ideal spot for taking in the sunset, or for grilling dinner on the barbecue as the night goes on.
Each of the three bedrooms occupies its own bungalow, giving them the sort of privacy that works will for groups of friends or families with mature children. Six people fit comfortably, but there is a possibility of finding room for more. Each bungalow has a large sleeping space, ample dressing area, and en-suite bathroom.