Take one beach-fringed volcanic island, sweltering in the tropical sun for several million years. Add a handful of French maritime adventurers in search of a new and better life. Simmer for four hundred years. Turn up the heat, and add luxurious villas, elegant small hotels, and world class French restaurants. Baste with equal amounts of sophisticated relaxation and rustic charm. Serve!
Saint Barthélemy is one of the Northern Islands in the Lesser Antilles archipelago. Located at 18° North and 63° West in the extreme northeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea, Saint Barts is 6,500 kilometers (4,200 miles) from Paris, 2,500 kilometers (1,700 miles) from New York, 180 kilometers (112 miles) from Puerto Rico, and 24 kilometers (14 miles) to the southeast of Saint Martin.
As soon as you land at Gustave III Airport, you’ll find yourself transported into a dreamland, a far-away place without the constraints of everyday life. Excellence, luxury, serenity…the perfect adjectives to describe this unusual island! Nothing is lacking: the picture of perfection, St. Barts appeals to an upscale clientele seeking a garden of earthly delights.
St Barts, its very name imbibed with magic, is like a password giving the initiated access to a exceptional world. Local authorities wisely understood that overdevelopment was not in keeping with the scale of the island and severely controlled its growth. The natural beauty and security of people and their belongings are major priorities in Saint Barts, more than in most other places in the world. It is for this reason that certain celebrities regularly choose this island to live peacefully and undisturbed. St Barts is an intimate, prestigious little rock in the middle of the Caribbean Sea.
St Barts has it all to attract and satisfy its guests. The hotels on the island are small enough to assure tranquility and discretion for an upscale clientele. In contrast to most of the other tourist destinations in the Caribbean, St Barts has a very active villa rental market.
Relaxation of the fabulous beaches is a principal activity in Saint Barts. With average temperatures of 80°F, with peaks at 95°F and rarely less than 68°F, the island is the perfect sun-filled destination, especially during the cold winter months in the US or Europe. Superb beaches call for lazy days in the shade of the coconut palms.
Those who want to be more active can find plenty to do as well. The warm waters call for diving, deep-sea fishing, wind surfing, surfing, sailing or motorboat excursions, jet skis, kite surf…
St Barts is also known for its fine dining. The diversity of its restaurants allows you to try a large variety of culinary styles, from traditional French to a more West Indian flavor.
St Barts is also a paradise for luxury goods in a multitude of small boutiques. Many major brands are represented.
Discover St. Barts in pictures...
On the top of Lurin at Saint-Barthelemy in French West indies, you can see the airport runway, bay and pond of St. Jean, islands in the north and in very clear day, we can discern Anguilla island.
Maps allow you to quickly locate gaz stations, pharmacies, hotels, agencies, restaurants and many others services.