Caribbean hotspots don’t come more fashionable than chic St Barths. It’s tidy, unspoilt and pretty. The island’s French polish and savoir faire give it a uniquely stylish je ne sais quoi – and a notable cuisine you can sample in over 100 excellent restaurants between enjoying some beachcombing, leisurely watersports and island exploration. Try on the latest French fashions. Nibble tapas as the sun sets behind the twinkling lights of Gustavia Harbour, followed later by some after-dinner star-gazing.
These and keeping a lazy eye open for passing ‘celebs’ are the most taxing forms of exercise that romantic St Barths will demand of you. This is Caribbean therapy at its very best.
St Barths offers only adventure of the ‘soft’ kind; perhaps a little gently hiking to the ‘top’ of the island or to the more remote beaches - or horse-riding on land or beach. Then it’s time to return to the pool or dining table!
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
You could eat - extremely well - in a different venue every night for many weeks. This is France. Enough said!
Nightlife & Party with Locals
Don’t expect to dance the night away on St Barths. Le Select is a popular Gustavia hangout. A few restaurant cocktail bars offer live entertainment till midnight (a touch later in season). The Yacht Club and Casa Nikki on Gustavia Harbour and Le Feeling in Lurin deliver mind-altering drinks and ear-shattering disco music!
World''s Best Scuba Dive Sites
There are a number of diving centres on the island. The pleasures of underwater observation are truly magical on St Barths; the massive corals are in full bloom, with multicoloured coral fish everywhere. The most spectacular dives are around Pain de Sucre off Gustavia Harbour, or at l''Ane Rouge, a cape off Colombier Bay.