What can you do in Saint Barts?
St Barts has numerous attractions to visit, including its capital city, Gustavia, and its beaches.
Baie de St-Jean
With its spectacular impressive aquamarine water, Baie de St-Jean is reminiscent of the French Riviera. Its typically calm reef-protected waters make it ideal for snorkeling or windsurfing. If you’ve had enough of the water, you can visit the nearby bistros and boutiques.
Gustavia, the capital city of St Barts, is ever active. This horseshoe-shaped harbor town’s primary attractions are the exquisite Wall House Museum and Fort Gustav. Most visitors to Gustavia are there to dine and shop at well-known stores such as Quai de la République.
Anse des Flamands
Located about 3 miles north of Gustavia, Anse des Flamands is an expansive, serene beach with plenty of restaurants and eateries. You can take a moderately strenuous hike to the nearby dormant volcano, which many believe birthed St Barts.
Where to Stay in Saint Barts?
St Barts has numerous luxury hotels with top-tier amenities, great service and well-equipped suites.
Christopher St Barth
Located on St Barts' reclusive Pointe Milou, Hotel Christopher is a popular destination resort. It brings together cutting-edge amenities, designer decor, attention to detail and exceptional service. Hotel Christopher’s casual yet luxury services make it one of the best on the island.
Stretching 180 meters along the Grand Cul de Sac’s sandy beach, Le Sereno is an intimate hotel with 3 sensational villas and 39 suites, all from which you can view the turquoise lagoon. The hotel’s island-inspired contemporary aesthetic features understated decor.
Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
Le Barthélemy Hotel is located in Gustavia. It has an on-site restaurant, water sport activities and a private beach area. All the rooms in Le Barthélemy Hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and have air conditioning. The hotel is a 35km boat ride from St. Martin and offers a free airport shuttle service.
Where to Eat in Saint Barts?
Restaurants in St Barts have fabulous cuisines, magnificent views and well-stocked bars.
Right across from the Anglican Church at the center of Gustavia is Orega, a Japanese restaurant specializing in Sushi and various other foods that fuse Japanese and French cuisine. Besides its excellent fish dishes, the restaurant has a splendid bar that serves various cocktails, beers and wines.
Nestled in an enchanting garden full of lily ponds and palms trees is Le Tamarin, where you can dine in a romantic setting as you view the mountain tops that peek overhead. The restaurant has a vast menu from which you can eat complete three-course meals.
Pick out your own lobster from the lobster tank at Santa Fe or try out the suckling pig or octopus dishes from the terrace. Here, you can view neighboring islands and the ocean below. Later, you can order the special chilled house rum.
What events to attend in Saint Barts?
Your visit to Saint Barthélemy is bound to be exciting thanks to the numerous fun events on the island’s calendar.
Caribbean Rum Awards
The Caribbean Journal will run the fourth annual edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards this November. Accutron, Tradewind Aviation and WIMCO Villas will present the event, which is based on this Caribbean Rum Awards competition.
St. Barth Gourmet Festival
Start off the St. Barth Gourmet Festival with single-bite amuse bouches before proceeding to the subtle appetizers. Finally, savor the sophisticated flavors of the main course. Pierre Gagnaire will be the patron chef in this year’s event.
St. Barth Cata Cup: November 17, 2021
The St. Barth Cata Cup promises to be full of festivities and adventure. Seasoned amateurs and professionals who compete in this event are set to be part of a unique event that has been running since 2010.