Baie de Lorient, St Barths
La Banane is a well-kept secret set amid tropical gardens close to Lorient Bay on the island of St Barths. Guests who come here invariably don't want to leave - the Caribbean hospitality and warmth make it very special.
La Banane is no longer operating as a hotel. Please speak to our Caribbean specialists for alternatives in St Barths and beyond.
At a Glance
Boutique hideaway with just 9 bungalows in tropical gardens
Perfect base for exploring St Barths
Affordable alternative to the island's expensive hotels
Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or yoga or pilates class
Lunch and dinner served by the pool
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To start planning your vacation to La Banane
La Banane is a wonderful secret just a few meters from Lorient Bay set amid a sumptuous tropical garden bursting with Poinciana, hibiscus, frangipani, jasmine and bougainvillea. The hotel design is a combination of contemporary and local architecture with elegant and harmonious tones, subtly spiced with Creole colors.
There are nine One-Bedroom Bungalows all with bathrooms that open up onto your own private terrace. Rooms are adorned with beautiful painted four poster beds and feature a flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, minibar and Acqua Di Parma toiletries.
Guests can enjoy breakfast or a light meal on the terrace of the swimming pool, by the bar or on your private patio. For mouth watering Caribbean cuisine, the African-themed French dining lounge next door, K'Fé Massai, is one of St Barth's finest restaurants and provides rooms service to the hotel.
For the energetic, the hotel can arrange boat and car rental and there is a wide range of activities on offer nearby including tennis, fishing, diving and other water sports.
La Banane features 9 One-Bedroom Bungalows (superior and deluxe). Each bungalow has its own bathroom which opens out onto a lush tropical garden or private patio.
Each Luxurious Rooms Contains;
- King size bed
- Open bathroom
- Private terrace
- LCD screen
- DVD & satellite channels
- Electronic safety box
- Beach towels & basket
- Aqua di parma amenities
- AC & fan
Children are welcome to come and stay at La Banane. However, there are no specific facilities available at the hotel for them except for babysitting, which can be arranged upon request.
Facilities include a book and DVD Library, 24-hour Internet access, secured parking at night, swimming pool, cocktail bar and lounge and parlour games.
Complimentary activities include snorkeling and activities at an additional charge include boat and car rental and all other activities available off site. Given the privileged beach location, a wealth of water sports are available right on your doorstep. Land and sea excursions are also available to explore the delights of the island.
Location & Directions
Baie de Lorient, St Barths
La Banane, an exceptional hideout nestled in the heart of a coconut grove, in a lavish tropical garden boasting hibiscus, frangipanis and jasmine, you are in the biggest homestead of the island: an open-air house, an archipelago of nine independent suites. La Banane, just a few steps away from the white sand bay of Lorient.
When to go
Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.