Most villas on the island of St Barths have beguiling sea views. But few have vistas that are as lovely and uncluttered as those of Villa Nikaia, where the blue skies and dazzling waters of Grand Cul de Sac lagoon reveal themselves outside virtually every large window. The view, in fact, was a cornerstone of the villa's design, which is simple, modern, and clean, devised to keep the focus where it belongs: outside. As a result, the luxury rental property is a dreamy private sanctuary for honeymoons, proposals and romantic retreats.
Another reason Villa Nikaia is a romantic hideaway, off the beaten path in one of the island's quieter, less traveled regions, on the eastern reaches of the island. Vitet is calm and secluded, yet also a short drive from Le Guanahani and Le Sereno, in case you would like to celebrate with a three-star meal or a decadent spa treatment, or to get your adrenaline going with water sports in the bay.
Villa Nikaia also suits small groups, as it has a second bedroom. The layout is straightforward, with an intimate indoor living area whose sliding doors open to connect it with a terrace and small heated pool and sunny and shaded lounge areas - all with panoramic views, of course. An open, fully equipped kitchen is connected to the indoor living area.
The second bedroom is also in the part of the villa, reached via the living room. It has a French king bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The master bedroom occupies its own separate bungalow in front of the pool and also has a French king bed and luxurious bathroom. Views are paramount here as well - even the shower has one.