A secluded hideaway for the rich and famous
St Barths being in the French Caribbean has a Mediterrean feel to it. A hideaway for the rich and famous, St Barths is secluded, private and not part of the main tourist islands. Here you wil find exquisite boutique hotels, glamorous shops and fine dining restuarants. Although a small island there are lots of lovely beaches and coves making it a great place to enjoy some watersports. In the capital Gustavia, you will find pavement cafes and a bustling marina.
There is nothing better than sitting in a a chic cafe with a coffee and a buttery croissant watching the world go by.
Time difference: GMT -4 hours
Hot and tropical climate tempered by trade winds throughout most of the year. The driest period is from January to April and there is increased rainfall in summer and towards the end of the year.
With glinting soft white sand, the 14 beaches on the island are perfect to enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun. All the beaches are free and open to the public. If you want a really quiet, secluded beach, try either Lorient or Marigot Beach. Marigot is particularly good for swimming and snorkelling.
There are several dive centres on the island offering all levels of instruction from beginners to advanced. The beautiful blue waters are teaming with fish and colourful coral. If you would try something less demanding, snorkelling is also a possibility.
Enjoy a fantastic day out on board a sailing ship or catamaran. You can even charter your own boat for the day complete with its own crew. It’s also possible, weather permitting, to completely circumnavigate the whole island, or just set sail on a sunset cruise.