Part of the French-speaking Caribbean region, St Barth is ideally situated between the Virgin Islands and Antigua. The ideal romantic and idyllic getaway, take your time taking in its 22 beaches, its unspoilt nature and local culture. If it is seclusion you are after, enjoy sunbathing on its beaches of Anse des Flamands and Anse de Colombier. But if you are looking for people, then why not watch the crowds go by before taking a dip in the azure waters of the Baie de St. Jean. For those feeling adventurous try windsurfing by the Grand Cul de Sac – St Barth has it all.
A World of Glamour
A tropical gem, this unique paradise tucked away in the French West Indies may be small, but it offers everything your heart may desire on a luxury charter. Known for the St Barth Bucket Regatte, which attracts some of the largest yachts in the world each March, its balmy weather and smooth currents ensure it is also one of the best sailing spots in the world. The perfect island to kick back and relax, its various historical sites and sandy white beaches are easily accessible and surrounded by crystal-clear waters. For those looking to indulge in some luxurious splurging, the capital Gustavia is home to countless high-end boutiques, gourmet restaurants and bars.
GRAND CUL DE SAC
A relatively new marine park, Grand Cul de Sac is known for providing world-class snorkelling and diving in the Caribbean. Founded in 1996, water lovers are likely to spot everything from angelfish and parrotfish to stunning types of corals and sponges. Larger marine species, like sea turtles, stingrays and sharks are also known to inhabit the area.
Quai de République
With more than 200 luxury stores and boutiques, the Quai de République is the perfect spot place to really enjoy some retail therapy. Offering everything from Gucci to Louis Vuitton, its countless colourful and luxury storefronts will keep you entertained all day.
Be sure to treat yourself to an extensive tour of the capital of Gustavia. A vibrant hub, buzzing with activity during the day, explore its horse-shaped harbour town. Afterwards, enjoy the hike up to the 17th century Fort Gustav, situated above the city and overlooking the famous Shell Beach and the historical Wall.