St Barts is a Caribbean playground for the celebrity and jet set. The island offers beautiful beaches, chic shopping and haute cuisine restaurants. Guests enjoy sleepy and relaxing days on white sand beaches while partying at night with St Barts exciting and risqué nightlife. Here are our suggestions on what to do on St Barts.
VISIT GOUVERNEUR BEACH
Gouverneur beach is our favorite beach on the island. Located on the south side of the island, the beach tends to offer ideal conditions most of the time. The crystal clear water and white sand beach are enshrounded by the neighboring mountains to yield a cozy and secluded feel. Grab a sandwich on your way there or bring a picnic basket. Don’t forget to bring your drinks and towels since there are no amenities on the beach. Parking can be limited.
HAVE LUNCH BEACHSIDE AT ISLE DE FRANCE HOTEL
Lounging beachside on Flamands beach at Isle de France offers an upscale but relaxed affair. Exceptional cuisine and atmosphere. Enjoy the boundless views while leisurely enjoying a superb lunch and celebratory drinks.
CHARTER A BOAT TO COLOMBIER BEACH
Hire a boat to tour the coves and beaches of St Barts or simply drop anchor at remote but beautiful Colombier beach.
HANG OUT AT NIKKI BEACH OR TOM BEACH
Spend the day on scenic and highly popular St Jean Beach. Nikki Beach is world renowned for their parties and features an upscale air. Tom Beach is a relaxed beachfront bar and preferred by many.
DINNER AT LE BONITO
Le Bonito is set on the heights above Gustavia. The brilliant sunset views over the harbor with St Martin in the distance set the mood as the cuisine set out on a remarkable performance from the refreshing ceviche to the guilty pleasure desserts.
SURF LESSONS AT LORIENT BEACH
Go surfing or set up surf lessons at Lorient beach. Toiny offers surf for experienced surfers.
BUYING FRESH FISH BY THE LOCAL FISHMONGER
Find the local fishmonger early in the morning for the latest catch. Grill the fish at your villa or arrange for a private chef.
PRIVATE SPA SERVICES AT YOUR VILLA
Isle Blue can arrange for private massage and spa services at your villa. Take advantage of your villa’s superb views and setting while decompressing with a massage for the ages.
LANDING AT GUSTAVIA AIRPORT
Gustavia airport offers one of the most exciting landings in the world as planes skirt mountains to land downhill. The reward is the ebullient welcoming bliss of St Barts.
WATERSPORTS AT GRAND CUL DE SAC BEACH
Grand Cul de Sac is the watersports center of the island with kite surfing, waver runners and snorkeling adventures.
PICNIC ON SALINE BEACH
Arguably one of the best beaches on St Barts, the beach boasts inspiring views of the Atlantic and St Kitts in the distance. The large beach requires a short walk over dunes but the reward is ample. Pack a cooler or picnic basket so you can spend a leisurely day on the beach. Conditions tend to be ideal most of the time.
SHOPPING IN GUSTAVIA
Gustavia is populated with high end boutiques. The Rodeo Drive of the Caribbean will motivate your credit card to get busy. Luxury boutiques such as Cartier, Hermes and Louis Vuitton offer the latest collections.
NIGHTLIFE AT LE TI ST BARTS
Le Ti St Barts is renowned for decadent nights with it’s theme parties and table dancing. The less words the better. Le Ti is meant to be experienced.
WINDSURF AT ST JEAN BEACH
Rent a board and set sail or arrange for lessons. St Jean offers an ideal setting with gentle winds and a beautiful pristine bay that is buzzed by airplanes taking off.
VISIT WINDSWEPT TOINY
Park the car and sit back to enjoy the raw natural beauty of the Caribbean. The unspoiled landscape and caressing trade winds provide an immediate escape from all that consumes us.