This wonderful Caribbean island possesses a distinctive hint of French flare giving it a unique feel amongst the other ports in the region. St. Barts is actually considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and when you arrive you will see exactly why that is. Its dramatic scenery flows from the hills right down to the waterfront meeting idyllic white beaches and crystal clear waters in superb style.
In a past life, St. Barts was once just ancient coral reefs but has since developed into a visually stunning destination for travellers, including cruise passengers to visit. The first thing you will notice in St. Barts, as with many Caribbean islands, is the outstanding crystal clear waters combined with sumptuous white sand beaches. St. Barts has 14 beaches in total, all open to the public and free where locals and visitors can call for lazy beach days. Guests who don’t want to venture far can enjoy a short leisurely stroll from Gustavia to Shell Beach, the small but picturesque beach. Elsewhere edged by coconut palms, Marigot Beach is perfect for snorkelling and swimming, Toiny Beach is popular with surfers and St Jean Beach, which is split by Eden Rock, is the most popular beach on the island with its lively atmosphere and abundance of water sports.
The island is also the home to many of the rich and famous personalities throughout the world during the winter months who are looking to get away from it all and relax. The island is also the home to many of the rich and famous personalities throughout the world during the winter months who are looking to get away from it all and relax. If you would prefer to take a stroll then head for Gustavia, the port town, where red-roofed buildings combine with boutique shops super yachts of the wealthy to sit perfectly behind the enchanting harbour.
With a passion for fine dining and a superb quality and variety of food, guests will never go hungry during their time in St. Barts. French chefs will show off their skills in trendy restaurants while those who want to get a taste of traditional Creole cuisine can opt to dine in one of the several restaurants that serve up everything from stuffed crab to ‘cristophine’ a local squash that is prepared with codfish.
St. Barts is the perfect destination to simply relax and enjoy the captivating Caribbean climate in all its glory. Welcome to a sun worshipper’s paradise.