Our Beautiful Island
A tiny yet exquisite slice of paradise, Saint Barths, of the Caribbean island group the French West Indies and the Leeward Islands, offers an incredible vacation experience travelers will not soon forget. The island’s 25 square kilometers of land are jam-packed with sights to see and things to do; 22 beautifully pristine white-sand beaches, fashionable designer boutiques, world-class gourmet dining, an always-hopping nightlife, and a variety of adrenaline-packed activities are all yours to enjoy when you choose Saint Barths for your next tropical holiday. From world-class hotels and superb culinary delights, to a multitude of local events and attractions, designer shopping, and incredible aquatic activities that allow you to explore the vastly fascinating submarine world of the Caribbean, Saint Barths promises to create memories that will last you a lifetime.
Places To Go
Saint Barths is famous among the chic and trendy public all over the world, who travel here often for the island’s many events and festivals year-round: the popular Music Festival in January, the Film Festival in April, and regattas galore in the summer months. There is also a variety of water sports, from scuba diving, fishing, and snorkeling to water skiing, wind surfing, sailing and boating and yachting to enjoy in the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean sea. And of course, the primary attraction of the island are its spectacular beaches scattered throughout, promising you a beach vacation customized to your liking: whether you are looking for seclusion and romance, or a fun family spot, Saint Barths has the right beach for your optimal enjoyment.
Things To Do
Saint Barth’s capital of Gustavia is teeming with exotic shopping, cuisine, and entertainment. The shopping is always duty-free, and features incredible European designers at exclusive boutiques. As for dining out on the town, most of Saint Barth’s restaurants feature traditional French cuisine and a multitude of international samplings. For catch-of-the day fresh fish and seafood, head to Le Langouste to sample a distinctly Caribbean style of preparation. On the outskirts of town are two of Saint Barth’s best beaches, the Grand Cul de Sac and Saint Jean, where everything you could ever need is right at your fingertips.
Getting Around The Island
Although this beautiful Caribbean island is fairly small, travelers wanting to see more than one area of the island will need a mode of transportation. JC Taxi Rental is available to book from most hotels, and provides island tours along with regular taxi service, round the clock. If you prefer to have your own wheels at your disposal, there are 9 car rental companies to choose from.
Getting To and From The Island
The preferred way to get to Saint Barths is by air, via commercial, charter, or private aircraft. However, there are also ferries and private yacht charters available from the island of Saint Maarten, if you prefer to travel by sea. The main gateway to Saint Barths by air is through Saint Maarten’s Juliana airport, which accepts daily flights from the United States and Europe on most major airlines.
An unforgettable Caribbean holiday is yours to enjoy when you choose Saint Barths island for your beach vacation.
- Local currency- the Euro (€)
- Average Temperature- 68°F to 92°F year-round.
- Visa Needed- No
- Latitude and Longitude of Capital City- 17°54'N 062°51'W
- High Season Dates- Winter, November-May
- Pets Allowed- No
- Side of the road to drive on- Right
- Amount of airport departure tax- $5 if you are stopping on another Caribbean island, $10 if you are going anywhere else.
- Don’t miss these events: Saint Barths Music Festival, Carnival, Saint Barth’s Bucket, Three-day mega-yacht invitational race, Caribbean Film Festival, Fête de l'Anse des Cayes et Anse des Lézards, Fête des Quartiers du Vent,