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St. Barths

St Barths

A secluded hideaway for the rich and famous

St Barths is a small, picturesque island located in the French Caribbean. The first settlers to this paradise isle were from Brittany and the resort still retains a Mediterranean feel to it. Couples and honeymooners seeking a relaxed, get-away-from-it-all break will love it here.

Known as a hideaway for the rich and famous, St Barths is secluded, private and not part of the main tourist islands. Here you will find exquisite boutique hotels, glamorous shops and fine dining restaurants. Although this is small island, there are lots of lovely beaches and coves making it a great place to enjoy some sunbathing and watersports. There are areas of living coral reef and places where you can snorkel with the turtles, take out a surf board or indulge in a spot of kayaking.

Yachts, boats, jet skis and Hobie-cats can be hired and there are regular boat trips which are a perfect way to explore. PADI courses and diving expeditions can also be arranged

The capital of Gustavia is peppered with chic cafes and has a bustling marina. There is nothing better than enjoying a coffee and a buttery croissant while watching the world go by. Food choices are excellent with fresh local seafood the star of the show, especially the spiny lobster and the grilled yellow tail snapper.

Designer Travel can help you book  your luxury holiday to St Barths and tailor-make it exactly to your requirements and budget. We are an independent travel agency with a dedicated team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable travel experts who have access to a huge range of flights and holidays. We are ABTA bonded and offer each customer a full after sales service so you’re completely looked after from start to finish.

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Key Highlights
  • Marigot Beach is perfect for a spot of swimming or snorkelling
  • Browse the designer shops in Gustavia
  • Head to a Dive Centre and book in for some scuba diving lessons
  • Take a sunset cruise to finish your day in relaxing style
  • Boats and catamarans can be privately chartered
  • There are over 20 beaches and coves on the island
  • We recommend car hire for the best way to get around
  • Head to the small village of Corossol to browse the local market
  • The seafood is fabulously fresh and cooked to perfection
  • Eden Rock enjoys a magnificent location on a bluff overlooking Saint Jean Bay

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

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.

Leisure & Activities

Beaches
With glinting soft white sand, the 14 beaches on the island are perfect to enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun. If you want a really quiet, secluded beach, try either Lorient or Marigot Beach. Marigot is particularly good for swimming and snorkelling.

Scuba Diving
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.

Sailing
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.

Hotels in St Barths