Conveniently located just minutes from Gustavia, Saint-Jean is THE beach of St Barts’ north coast. The beach itself is very quiet, but Saint-Jean, the island’s second largest village found just behind, is abuzz with hotels, shops and restaurants. The airport, whose runway ends in the sand, is situated right next to the village and offers a spectacular daily show of small planes touching down. This impressive performance is surely one of the reasons that Saint-Jean beach is so popular.
Separated by the rocky outcrop on which sits the legendary red and white hotel Eden Rock St Barths, the beach is an idyllic place to relax and swim be it for just an hour or two, or for the entire day. All sorts of water activities are available nearby, as are several beach restaurants perfect for a quick snack, a gourmet meal or a cocktail with friends from morning till night, the choice is yours.
Another attraction on the beach of Saint-Jean is watching the sea turtles’ graceful arabesques in the clear blue sea. With your feet in the water, admire the beautiful villas perched on the hills facing the ocean. Convivial, family friendly, animated and uplifting, are all rolled into one at Saint-Jean’s beach.