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Eden Rock - St Barths is located on a rocky promontory and surrounded by white coral sandy beaches, clear blue sea and a lovely coral reef full of wild sea life. Its convenient location in the heart of the island allows guests to easily stroll to the vibrant shops, boutiques, quaint bars and restaurants situated in the village of St Jean.

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Following a number of years of gentle neglect, the Eden Rock was bought in 1995 by British couple David and Jane Matthews and their family of a daughter and 3 sons. Possession was taken a couple of days before St Barths was struck head-on by Hurricane Luis, whose 40 hours of generally 200mph winds inevitably caused a great deal of damage, both to Eden Rock and, more importantly, to the island as a whole. Days later, Hurricane Marilyn followed through.

In the world of luxury they explored "beyond perfection".

As a curious man, David Matthews and yacht skipper friend Steve Haynes, worked night and day throughout these events, battling to retain the roofs of the various Eden Rock houses.

Time was spent outside the buildings, strengthening the work done inside – during the respite provided within the eye of the hurricanes.

David Matthews understands that the continued success of Eden Rock – St Barths is wholly down to their imagination because they know the island and their luxurious hotel offers everything anyone needs to succeed. Having travelled extensively they also realise that perfect quality is the norm for the leading people in the world so their mission is to strive for ‘beyond perfect’.

In their approach and what they have created in the design by Jane Mathews, and the family’s energy, is a hotel that carries on Remy De Haenen’s enthusiasm for living life to the full.

Eden Rock has now become St Barths’ most famous and most fashionable place to stay. It is a magnet for many of the island’s visiting stars, who come either to holiday at the Eden Rock itself or, as one of the key points of the island’s lively scene, to spend the day and to love the evenings. Every visitor to Eden Rock is a celebrity to The Eden Rock Team.


Green concerns have been important for many years past, at Eden Rock - St Barths. Equipment, gear and fitting out during the re-modelling of buildings and the development of new systems, have included the provision of electric cars, solar power, fridge-heat fed back into the swimming pools and over 80% of rainfall onto roofs being caught up and stored within underground cisterns carrying about 600 tons of weight in rainwater. This is then fed back onto the spacious gardens at the rate of about 70 tons per week. Hydroponics is used for the cultivation of salad items and herbs for the kitchen, in the main. Flowers and pot plants too are resuscitated, having served time in the restaurants, cabins, rooms, suites and houses. Green is grown!

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