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.

 

Coco Rock

Coco Rock

Coco Rock, St Barths

Coco Rock is a newly built villa and features 6 bedrooms with sweeping views of the surrounding area and spread over three separate bungalows. While there’s a strong character...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Petit Cul de Sac
From £1,448per night
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Dasha

Dasha

Dasha, St Barths

Villa Dasha is an elegant three bedroom villa located in Lurin, atop a hill overlooking the bay of Gouverneur and the surrounding islands. The interior of the villa is modern wi...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Lurin (south)
From £797per night
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Dunes

Dunes

Dunes, St Barths

Villa Dunes is one of the most sought-after properties in St. Barths. The villa is offers the utmost in privacy and surrounded by lush tropical landscape. Set on 2.5 acres of natur...

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Location: Saline Beach (south coast)
From £8,450per night
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Ela

Ela

Ela, St Barths

Villa Ela is an eight bedroom luxury villa located directly on the beach at Flamands on the north west coast of St. Barths. The main house overlooks the multi-tiered hardwood te...

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Maximum Guests: 16
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Location: Flamands Beach (north west)
From £4,588per night
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Gouverneur Dream

Gouverneur Dream

Gouverneur Dream, St Barths

Gouverneur Dream is an impressive three-bedroom villa located in the Gouverneur neighbourhood on the south coast of St. Barths. The entrance to Villa Gouverneur Dream leads conv...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Gouverneur (south coast)
From £2,172per night
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Gouverneur Jewel

Gouverneur Jewel

Gouverneur Jewel, St Barths

Villa Gouverneur Jewel is a beautiful one bedroom villa nestled in the hillside overlooking Gouverneur and is ideal for a couple who enjoy blissful days relaxing on the beach or by...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: Gouverneur
From £603per night
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Gouverneur View

Gouverneur View

Gouverneur View, St Barths

Villa Gouverneur View is a beautiful two bedroom villa nestled in the hillside overlooking Gouverneur and is ideal for a couple or friends who wish to enjoy blissful days relaxing ...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Gouverneur
From £887per night
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Hôtel  Le Toiny

Hôtel Le Toiny

Hôtel Le Toiny, St Barths

Hôtel Le Toiny is a romantic and secluded beachfront retreat offering  14 luxury Villa Suites on 42 acres at Anse de Toiny. The property was taken over in 2015 and a complete re...

  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Maximum Guests: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Location: East coast
Indian Song

Indian Song

Indian Song, St Barths

Indian Song is a five-bedroom villa located in the exclusive and secluded community of Domaine du Levant on the north east coast of St. Barths. The villa is composed of seven separ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Petite Cul de Sac (north east)
From £6,036per night
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Ker Anna

Ker Anna

Ker Anna, St Barths

Ker Anna is a spacious and airy villa located in the St. Jean area and features three bedrooms. You can enjoy panoramic ocean views over St. Jean Bay and the Atlantic Ocean stretch...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: St. Jean (north)
From £1,509per 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