Day 3 in Paradise!
It’s just another day with you and me in Paradise. I cannot get this song out of my head as I wake up every morning to the sound of waves breaking down below. Our room is on the 2nd floor and there are only 3 levels which are built into the mountainous terrain of St. Barts. On our patio we can watch the local surfers catch the waves. Quite intimidating if you ask me but these locals were on boards as early as 3 years old. And as the saying goes, children have no fear. Lexie attempted the waves once again but they were stronger today and her experience on the water not so great!
I headed to the Eden Rock instead. The GM was more than happy to show me around. It is a unique property located on St. Jean Bay. There are only 32 rooms, suites and villas all individually decorated so no two rooms are the same! Owned by a British family, the attention to detail is present everywhere you turn. This too built into a mountain with a colorful display of villas and houses overlooking the ocean and many with their own jacuzzi and pools. The views from every angle are stunning. It is one of the five-star luxury properties located on the island and one step inside and you will understand why. The best part of this site inspection is that I have been invited back for a stay and you don’t have to ask me twice. I’m already starting to plan my next visit.
After an afternoon of relaxation our concierge, Julian who has nailed it every time suggested dinner at r Black Ginger since they could accommodate us. Located in the wonderful city of Gustavia, Black Ginger serves a 100% authentic and refined Thai cuisine. You are literally dining under the stars as itsu unique interior courtyard opens on to the outdoors. The ultra contemporary design combines a palette of red and black colors, max domes spreading a soft light, and minimalist furniture, including Charles Eames chairs. We started with Canomchip or steamed chicken and shrimp ravioli. The combination of flavors melted in our mouths and made us want more. My daughter chose the fish of the day, Mahi with spicy ginger sauce and I went for the Seua Rong Hai or grilled beef filet. To try to describe the flavors and spices would be so complicated so the only thing I can say is that Black Ginger should be on everyone’s list when visiting St. Barth.
Next up Bonito. Around the corner and up a very steep hill this South American and French inspired restaurant overlooks the Caribbean. The owners theme is for the restaurant to be considered your home for the evening. One step inside and you can see that he accomplished what he set out to do. This cozy chic and casual family restaurant with a lounge type atmosphere and a DJ spinning just the right tunes is another must when visiting the island.
Given the fact that we just finished dinner we opted for some cocktails at the bar and their cocktails are quite unique to say the least! A team of mixologists whip up the craziest concoctions served in the craziest ways. Lexie chose Sex in the Bath which was served in a small old fashioned tub with none other than a rubber ducky and bubbles. Unbelievable! I chose a vodka and cucumber concoction served in a bell pepper and as I looked around the bar I was amazed at the others as well. Truly amazing talent is present behind the bar at Bonito! The only regret is that we are not staying long enough to try out the food which I understand is to die for! But I’m not worried because I will be back sooner rather than later…
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