Hotel Manapany – Hotel Review & Insider’s Guide

Hotel Manapany – Hotel Review & Insider’s Guide

Tucked against one of the real hidden-gem beaches of St. Barts, Hotel Manapany is a high-value, eco-friendly boutique resort hotel on the island’s northwestern coast. 

Fronting the lovely sands and surfable bay of Anse des Cayes, the chic, modern Hotel Manapany St-Barts tempts a variety of travelers escaping to the Jewel of the Caribbean: from honeymooning couples to families with young children.

In this guide, we’ll provide you with all the information of this unique eco-lodge-style resort, from its rooms, suites, and villas to its on-site amenities and location details. You’ll also learn how the team here at WIMCO Villas can help you escape to this beachside, bayfront paradise!

Hotel Manapany, St Barth

Hotel Manapany, St Barth ©

Nuts & Bolts: 35 rooms, 7 suites, 2 villas; spa & fitness center; boutique; two pools; restaurant & bar; 2 game rooms; $$+

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Location & Surroundings

The beach at Hotel Manapany

The beach at Hotel Manapany ©

Hotel Manapany is next to the northeast-facing beachfront of Anse des Cayes Bay. This is a lower-radar beach with some beautiful, rugged knobs and hills as well as the wide-open, isle-dotted Atlantic on the skyline. 

Although this windward bay is generally too rough for safe swimming, it’s beloved by surfers (and the hotel’s a great place to try your hand at surfing—more on that below!). The scenery’s spectacular, not in the least come sunrise.

The surrounding Anse des Cayes neighborhood has a warm, laid-back vibe. Kicking back here at Hotel Manapany, you’ll be just five minutes or so from the Gustaf III Airport by car, and under a 10-minute drive from the capital of Gustavia.

Amenities & Services

Spa Manapany

Spa Manapany

Spa Manapany ©

Hotel Manapany offers a five-star hotel experience with resort-style amenities. 

Along with its on-site restaurant and bar, which we’ll get to later, among the foremost is Spa Manapany, which offers Dr. Hauschka treatments—massages, body wraps, facials, wellness sessions, and more—in a swoony tropical setting. 

The spa’s pool—one of the two on the hotel grounds—is serene and reserved for adults only. Meanwhile, the nearby terrace hosts daily yoga and Pilates classes.

There’s also a hotel fitness center available, set up with Technogym equipment for all the guests who enjoy a good workout during a vacation. 

The other hotel pool, open to all ages, comes with food and beverage service for maximum rest & recuperation. Service extends to the hotel beachfront, where you’ll find surf lessons on everyday offers. 

Those trade winds and the coastline’s orientation here make Anse des Cayes Bay a great place to ride some breaks!

Hotel Manapany also runs a store offering upscale resort wear and island souvenirs.

Young and old alike will appreciate the boutique hotel’s pair of game rooms: one specifically for kiddos, outfitted with video games and such, and the other for adults, ready and waiting for a chess match or pool game.

Room Types & Quality

Hotel Manapany offers quite a spectrum of accommodations, from relatively minimalistic (but attractively modern) rooms to more spacious suites and villas. These well-appointed lodgings, defined by a “contemporary French design,” offer their own sundeck or terrace, with ocean and/or garden views, yours to enjoy. 

Some sit directly on the Anse des Cayes beach, while others are tucked back in a tropical gardenscape.

The Tropical Room

The Tropical Room©

The Tropical Room and Ocean Room, comprise one-bedroom floorplans with king beds and garden or seascape views, respectively.

Prestige Junior Suite

Prestige Junior Suite ©

Ocean Junior Suite

Ocean Junior Suite

Ocean Junior Suite ©

Beach Junior Suite

Beach Junior Suite ©

The Junior Suites, which sleep two adults and a child or three guests, include the Tropical, Ocean, Beach, Tropical Prestige, and Ocean Prestige layouts, the latter two connectable to the Tropical and Ocean rooms.

Of the suites, the Jacuzzi and Panoramic sleep three and the Beach Side sleeps two, while the VIP Private Suites, which enjoy direct beach access, accommodate up to 13. 

Parents with kids will love the Family Suites and the Beach Family Suites, both types delivering glorious ocean views. 

Villa Créole

Villa Créole

Villa Créole ©

Villa Nanne

Villa Nanne

Villa Nanne ©

And then there are the villas, including the two-level Villa Créole directly on the beach and the 3,395-square-foot, four-bedroom Villa Nanne with its incredible bay vistas.

Price Range: Please inquire for the best pricing

Restaurants & Culinary Options

Dining at Hotel Manapany

Dining at Hotel Manapany

Dining at Hotel Manapany ©

Dining at Hotel Manapany can take place amid the warm wood and long views of the over-water restaurant, beside the serviced pool, or right on the beach. 

From zesty dishes celebrating the bounty of the French West Indies to creative cocktails perfect for leisurely lounging, you’ll stay well fed—and lubricated. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all covered.

Restaurants at Hotel Manapany include the main 60-seat eatery – Rockies Restaurant, also called Restaurant Le Manapany – helmed by Chef Anthony Martel. It features a Caribbean-Mediterranean cuisine emphasizing local produce—including pineapples and other ingredients harvested from the hotel’s garden/orchard spread—and fresh-catch seafood. 

Dishes range from Tahitian-style Mahi-Mahi Tartare and Neapolitan Octopus Carpaccio to truffle pizza, garlic-buttered lobster, and market-fresh roasted fish with fried potatoes and Creole sauce.

It’s a joy indulging in lunch with sand between your toes or kicking back poolside. On Saturdays and Sundays, Hotel Manapany hosts barbecue Brasero Lunches with DJ entertainment.

Manapany Bar

Manapany Bar ©

Then there’s the Manapany Bar, combining lovely views of the Anse des Cayes with signature cocktails (and mocktails), Detox Water, fine wines, and a worthy selection of Caribbean rum, among other libations.

You can also reserve a gourmet picnic basket, stocked with fresh breads, tapenade, hummus, and more, for epicurean-style beachgoing.

Key Strengths & Unique Offerings

Beautiful sunsets by the beach at Hotel Manapany

Beautiful sunsets by the beach at Hotel Manapany ©

The direct access Hotel Manapany affords to one of St. Barts’ less-trammeled, highly seductive beaches is a definite draw. And from the on-site wining and dining to the spa treatments and wellness classes, you get a lot of bang for your buck here.

The hotel’s efforts to conscientiously manage its environmental footprint (with solar panels, electric vehicles, on-site food growing, and more) are commendable.

Insider’s Tips

  • Given it’s a bit lower profile than other comparable St. Barts hotels, Manapany Resort often has last-minute availability even in peak season.
  • Hotel Manapany is well set up for hosting weddings, corporate retreats, and other special events. 

Ready to Book Your Hotel Manapany Saint Barth Suite or Villa?

If the laidback, eco-friendly seaside hospitality of Hotel Manapany sounds like your cup of tea, contact WIMCO Villas to make your St. Barts getaway here as amazing as possible. 

We can help you handle all the details, from transportation to concierge services during your stay. Get in touch with us here!

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Yes, there’s free parking for guests at the hotel.

Hotel Manapany welcomes guests with pets for no additional fee.

Indeed! Hotel Manapany St. Barts offers direct access to the Anse des Cayes beachfront.

With accommodations at Hotel Manapany, you’re just a hop, skip, and jump from Gustavia, which harbors the greatest concentration of historical sites on St. Barts, including fort ruins and a noble lighthouse.

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