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.

 

La Danse des Etoiles

La Danse des Etoiles

La Danse des Etoiles, St Barths

La Danse des Etoiles is a stunning five bedroom villa and an extraordinary achievement of design and craftsmanship. The melding of wood and stone throughout gives the villa a cool...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Pointe Milou (north)
From £3,703per night
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La Petite Sereine

La Petite Sereine

La Petite Sereine, St Barths

La Petite Sereine is a stunning modern 5-bedroom villa located in Pointe Milou on the north coast of St Barths and within minutes of the beach and shopping. Spectacular ocean views...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Pointe Milou (north east)
From £5,786per night
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Les Amis du Vent

Les Amis du Vent

Les Amis du Vent, St Barths

Villa Les Amis Du Vent is a modern and stylish 3-bedroom villa located in Mont Jean within minutes of several beaches and shopping. This Mediterranean-style villa has beautiful pan...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6.5
  • Location: North east
From £1,157per night
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Lital

Lital

Lital, St Barths

Villa Lital is a stunning seven-bedroom villa located at Anse de Cayes with magnificent ocean views - Blue is the defining feature of many of the wondrous vistas that guests take ...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Anse de Cayes (north west)
From £1,852per night
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My Way

My Way

My Way, St Barths

My Way Villa is located on the northwestern corner of St. Barths and is the epitome of luxury and contemporary design. The first thing that catches guest's eyes is a gleaming black...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Colombier (north west)
From £2,893per night
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Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Palm Beach, St Barths

Palm Beach is a stunning five-bedroom villa located near the eastern end of Lorient Bay. This property is secluded and serene, where you can enjoy listening to the lapping of the w...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Lorient Beach (north coast)
From £3,480per night
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The Suites at Cheval Blanc

The Suites at Cheval Blanc

The Suites at Cheval Blanc, St Barths

Cheval Blanc is located on the Flamands Bay, widely regarded as the islands finest. The resort is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, all with panoramic beac...

  • Bedrooms: 1-2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1-2
  • Location: North east coast
The Suites at Le Sereno

The Suites at Le Sereno

The Suites at Le Sereno, St Barths

The Suites at Le Sereno are elegantly designed. Le Sereno is an intimate beachfront property situated on the beautiful east end of St Barthélemy. The property combines simplicity,...

  • Bedrooms: 1-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 1-3
  • Location: North east coast
The Villas at Cheval Blanc

The Villas at Cheval Blanc

The Villas at Cheval Blanc, St Barths

Cheval Blanc is located on the Flamands Bay, widely regarded as the islands finest. The resort is home to 40 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, all with panoramic beac...

  • Bedrooms: 2-3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2-3
  • Location: North east coast
The Villas at Le Sereno

The Villas at Le Sereno

The Villas at Le Sereno, St Barths

The Villas at La Sereno offer a high degree of privacy whilst also allowing guests to access all the amenities and services at La Sereno. The Villas enjoy over 7500 sq. ft. of livi...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: North east coast

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