One of the most beautiful islands on the planet! St. Barths Island (Saint-Barthélemy or St Barts) is located in the French Caribbean near St Martin and Anguilla.
A relatively unspoiled tropical island with an abundance of beautiful beaches, breathtaking vistas, a quaint capital city - Gustavia - wrapped around a picturesque harbor. St Barths Island is renown for hosting many of the Caribbean's best restaurants and cafes. Dining out in St Barths is one life's great pleasures, and the island is considered by many to be the culinary capital of the Caribbean.
Ideal climate, crystal clear Caribbean water, friendly people and Caribbean charm. This arid, volcanic rock of just eight square miles is home to an eclectic mix of iguanas, night-blooming cactus, and fabulous beaches as well as luxury yachts, designer boutiques, and celebrities.
The atmosphere reminds of the Côte d'Azur. St Barths became a top destination in The 1960s with some famous people like David Rockefeller, the Rothschilds, Ford's, fashion designer Donna Karan and other American celebrities. Liz Taylor, Caroline of Hannover, Catherine Deneuve and other stars also spent their holidays on St Barths. Meanwhile, the rich and famous from all over the world use to travel to this beautiful island.
The charm of the island’s capital Gustavia lies in its architecture, from the vestiges of the Swedish era with a pretty little Anglican church topped with a cupola in wood to various colonial-style houses, some painted in bright Caribbean colors and others cool behind their white clapboard facades and slatted shutters.
Dining on St. Barth compares favorably to almost anywhere in the world. Varied and exquisite, a French flair in the décor, sensational wine, and attentive service make for a wonderful epicurean experience in almost any of the restaurants.
The island is famous for its sophisticated yet casual restaurant scene. Some call it the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Whatever experience you want, trust us, you can find it in St Barths. From four star Relais&Châteaux rated dining at Le Gaiac, The Rock, and Victoria's, to harborside bistros and cafés like Boucanniers, Baz Bar and the Wall House, to "feet in the sand" casual dining at La Plage and Do Brazil.
La Plage Restaurant: Feet in the sand is the way it is at La Plage Restaurant, a hip place with a romantic appeal. Fine cuisine based on Caribbean and French style.
The Sand Restaurant: Gourmet dining in style overseen by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Ti Corail: Grand Cul de Sac
The Bar Restaurant
Spa & Massage
Ligne St Barth In-Villa Spa Services. While staying in St Barts you can enjoy full service spa treatments in the privacy of your villa.
Cleo Massage St. Barths: This is a deeply relaxing massage applying only the finest pure natural and essential oils.
The Guanahani Spa: A shaded relaxation area around the pond has a huge Indonesian-style daybed for lounging on pillows.
St Barths has over twenty magnificent Caribbean white sand beaches around the different parts of the island. The beaches are uncrowded.
St. Jean Beach: One of the more popular beaches on St Barths with beautiful sand and very clear water.
Saline Beach: Probably the best known St Barths beach, beautiful and highly photographed. The famous entry dunes.
Gouverneur Beach: This is a definite visit while on your vacation. Fantastic scenery, with surrounding cliffs and islands in the distance.
Lorient Beach: A nice family oriented beach, reef-protected, with calm to moderate surf.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Some of the best places to snorkel on St Barths (SBH)
Lorient Beach: The best place to see sea turtles.
Colombier Beach: About a 15 minutes hike from Flamands. Snorkel to the far right (when you are facing the ocean).
Petit de Anse: There are stone steps leading to the water. A good place for turtles and parrotfish. Near Flamands.
Forchue Island: The best snorkeling is actually not on the island - take a half day boat trip with one of the island's dive companies to an underwater nature preserve to experience the best snorkeling.
Fishing: Surfcasting and shorefishing is a wonderful way to relax and catch or you can charter a fishing boat and guide and head out past the reefs to go after larger sportfish. May through September are the premier months for Marlin fishing and this area produces some very large fish.
Sailing: Everything from crewed mega-yachts, to humble dinghies that you have to sail yourself.
Tennis: At last count, there were eight tennis courts.