St Barth’s (St Bart’s in English) is in the impossibly chic French Caribbean and has a unique atmosphere - the elegance and sophistication of French culture combined with the laid-back air of the tropics. There’s great food, lots of sightseeing and much to discover about this small island and it is the perfect barefoot chic hideaway.
Where to go
Swim and sunbathe at Saline Beach, one of the world’s greats (although look out for the nudists at either end!). Go high-end boutique fashion shopping and plunder the handicrafts markets of Gustavia. Explore the old forts dotting the island left by Swedish and French colonists. Buy a straw hat at the quaint village of Corossol. Go diving in the marine reserve, one of the world’s best marine sites. Visit in April to make the most of the St Barth’s Music Festival, an event that draws some of the world’s biggest acts. Sit on the beach and watch the sun rise or set, depending on your mood.
Food & Drink
French cuisine has had a strong influence on the food scene in St Barth’s
. For some of the freshest seafood on the island, try La Langouste (Hotel Baie des Anges, Flamands), or Restaurant La Galac
at Hotel Le Toiny
for its absolutely stunning views across rock Le Toiny Cove and, better yet, unique spin on French and Creole cooking. Nightlife
St Barth’s is no place for early risers - partying kicks off at midnight and ends at dawn. We may be biased, but we believe that the cocktails and the beach club at Hotel Le Toiny is
the place to go and be seen as the night draws on. Where to stay
Having been featured under our food and nightlife sections, it’s only natural that we recommend Hotel Le Toiny
as the place to stay. A combination of amazing views from your villa, exquisite bars and restaurants and bespoke personal service (they can cater to almost any whim) puts it leaps and bounds ahead of other hotels on the island.How to get there
Air France and Virgin Atlantic fly to St Barth’s, with a connection, daily.