Lounging on the beach in St Barts just became a whole lot more enticing, if that’s possible. Visitors can now order a catered picnic lunch on the beach, complete with beach chairs, umbrellas, sunscreen and a Bose speaker for your favourite tunes, courtesy of WIMCO Villas.
“Our clients told us they wanted a relaxed foot-in-the-sand experience, without the formality of a restaurant, and without the hassle of hauling chairs and coolers, and we delivered,” said WIMCO President Stiles Bennet.
Recently featured in Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Life, and HarpersBazaar.com, and winner of Travvy and Magellan awards for excellence, WIMCO offers a selective and personally inspected collection of private villas in the Caribbean and Europe with a bespoke service to its clients, from setting-up flights to private chefs.
For the launch of the catered beach lunch service on St Barts, WIMCO is partnering with Le Barthelemy Hotel. Clients can now order lunch in advance at any beach of their choosing (except Colombier) and its concierge team will arrive ahead of time to assemble beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and a gourmet meal.
For €60 per person, the lunch on the beach option includes a three-course meal, bottled water, beach umbrella and set-up, sunscreen and a Bluetooth speaker.
There’s a variety of lunch options, including quinoa and prawns, smoked salmon, or classics like Caesar salads and club sandwiches, plus a selection of chilled wines at à la carte pricing. Once finished, beachgoers simply text their WIMCO concierge to have everything picked up. The menu and reservations form can be found on WIMCO’s St Barts picnic webpage.
Michelin-starred executive chef William Girard of Le Barthelemy’s Aux Amis designed the menu. The beachfront hotel, which opened in October of 2016, is in the midst of repairing its guest rooms after September’s storms, however its culinary team is in place. “This partnership with WIMCO allows us to keep our fine culinary staff on island even while we don’t have hotel clients, and introduces more people to the fine dining experience at Aux Amis,” said Marc Dobbels, General Manager of the hotel.