St Barths

St Barthélemy, or St Barths as it is often called, is located in the Caribbean archipelago in the part often referred to as the lesser Antilles between St Maarten and Guadaloupe. Measuring only 9 sq. miles, this stunning island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and 16 white sandy beaches. St. Barths is renowned for its exclusivity and beautiful scenery and attracts a wealth of visitors looking for paradise.

One of the main activities is pure relaxation on one of the fabulous beaches. With average temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius, peaks of 35 degrees Celsius and rarely less than 20 degrees Celsius, this island is the perfect sun-filled destination. Those who wish to be more active can find plenty to do as well – the warm waters is perfect for diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, sailing or deep-sea fishing.

A visit to Gustavia, the capital of St. Barths, is recommended – a picturesque town full of red-roofed buildings, chic boutiques and a yacht-filled harbor. The whole island oozes luxury – from the mega yachts bobbing in the water to the impeccable standards maintained by hoteliers and villas, it is no wonder people choose to return year after year.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

St. Barths is known for its fine dining – the diversity of its restaurants allows visitors to try a large variety of culinary styles, from traditional French to more West Indian flavor. Gastronomy is a way of life on St. Barths – and this passion for fine dining pushes chefs to be creatively inspired. Guests will find numerous restaurants – there are over 80 on the island – so visitors can enjoy everything from an early morning breakfast on the beach, to fine dining overlooking the harbor. Gastronomy events are held throughout the year.

For those in search of an active and glittering nightlife, the choices in St. Barths are few. There aren’t nightclubs or late night beach bars…instead St. Barths is about relaxing, enjoying good food and fine wine. Some of the restaurants do have an independent cocktail bar with occasional live entertainment.

 

Acamar

Acamar

Acamar, St Barths

Acamar Villa looks out over the mottled blues of the Caribbean from the unspoiled location of the hillside above Toiny beach. The villa blends carefully hewn stone, fine finished ...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: South coast
From £1,473per night
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Adamas

Adamas

Adamas, St Barths

Villa Adamas  looks out over the blue Atlantic from high up on the hillside of St. Jean. This villa is a model of clean, efficient design, offering guests the ease of an unclutter...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: St Jean (north)
From £460per night
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Adonis

Adonis

Adonis, St Barths

With some of the most exquisite landscaping on the island, Villa Adonis enjoys a feeling of serenity while being centrally located. The gardens, terraces and pool of this St. Jean ...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: St. Jean (north)
From £2,357per night
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Amancaya

Amancaya

Amancaya, St Barths

Amancaya is a luxury villa set in lush tropical gardens with palm trees and is offers you the perfect tropical hideaway. The villa has been tastefully decorated tastefully with a B...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Anse de Cayes (north west)
From £2,239per night
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Améthyste

Améthyste

Améthyste, St Barths

Villa Améthyste is a newly built villa that combines contemporary design whilst also blending harmoniously with the natural surroundings to create a private hideaway. You will enj...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Petit Cul de Sac
From £1,120per night
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Angelique

Angelique

Angelique, St Barths

Angelique is a modern, luxury four bedroom villa in the enviable location on the quiet edge of St. Jean. The style is pure St. Barth chic, with flourishes of celestial bliss. V...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: St. Jean (north coast)
From £1,179per night
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Bon Temps

Bon Temps

Bon Temps, St Barths

Bon Temps is a six-bedroom villa located on the western side of the peninsula of Pointe Milou and nestled in lush tropical foliage and boasts unparalleled sunset views. Bon Tem...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Pointe Milou (north coast)
From £2,593per night
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Bonbonniere

Bonbonniere

Bonbonniere, St Barths

Ideally located in Pointe Milou, facing St. Barth’s windward side, Turtle Island, and the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Bonbonniere is sunlit and breezy. The villa’s open and airy livi...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: Pointe Milou (north)
From £413per night
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Casa Azul

Casa Azul

Casa Azul, St Barths

Located on the Vitet hillside high above the turquoise waters of Grand Cul de Sac, Casa Azul  offers the peace and tranquility of a very private location while also providing a s...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Vitet (east)
From £519per night
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Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar

Casa del Mar, St Barths

Casa del Mar is a beautiful six-bedroom home, which comprises of two connected villas in the Petit Cul de Sac area within the private Domaine du Levant community on the east side ...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Petit Cul de Sac
From £4,420per night
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GETTING THERE

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both have a scheduled service from London Gatwick to Antigua Flights depart mid-morning and arrive into Antigua mid-afternoon. Tradewind Aviation are now offering daily flights from Antigua to St. Barths, a short 25-minute plane ride. Visitors will have to exit customs at Antigua and collect luggage.

Other options are flights via the USA and onto Juliana Airport in nearby Dutch St Maarten, with connections onto St. Barths.

Capital: Gustavia
Flying time: 10-11 hours
Language: French
Country Size: 9 square miles
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours Winter/ -5 hours Summer
Currency: Euro
Voltage: 220 volts, 2 pin plugs
Driving: Right hand side of the road
Airport: Gustave III Airport
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the water: The tap water is generally fine to drink but it is advisable to drink bottled water
Beaches: All the beaches in St. Barths are public and have public access.
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to St. Barths. Pack some insect repellant as there are mosquitos. As with any destination be vigilant and don’t leave high worth items without supervision.

WEATHER

High season in St. Barths is typical for the Caribbean; From mid-December through to mid-April is the driest time to visit. Sunshine is very prominent almost throughout the year and even during the rainy season. Humidity is not very high thanks to the cooling winds. It has an average temperature of 25 °C with day temperatures rising to 32 °C. The average high and low temperatures in January are 28 °C and 22 °C while in July they are 30 °C and 24 °C