From sipping cocktails with sophisticated party people to SCUBA diving with sharks, here’s our list of the 10 best things to do in St Barts.
10 Best Things to do in St Barts
Just because you’re an adventure traveler doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in luxury every once in a while. The Caribbean island of St Barthélemy, more commonly known as St Barts (or St Barth), is the ideal spot for some serious “me” time.
The island is well known as an upscale retreat for the chic and famous, complete with with ritzy French cuisine and designer shopping. If it isn’t already, a vacation in St Barts should be on your bucket list!
St Barts also has 22 fabulous beaches arrayed around the volcanic peak of More du Vitet. With water sports and hiking in the mix, there’s more than enough to keep adventure-seekers occupied on St Barts.
Here’s our list of the 10 best things to do in St Barts, for thrill-seekers, partiers, and people who just want to just kick back on the beach.
Windsurf in a Cul de Sac
If you’re looking for active things to do in St Barts, Grand Cul de Sac Beach is the ideal spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The shallow, sheltered bay keeps the water warm and calm but the winds bluster strongly enough to fulfill a need for speed.
Lessons are readily available if you’re new to water sports, and paddle boards and kayaks are also available for rent if you want a more peaceful way to enjoy the bay.
After you’ve spent all those calories on the water, pop into one of the small cafes along Cul de Sac Beach for a restorative glass of beer.
Picnic on a Secluded Beach
Of course, out of all St Barths attractions, the most well known are its beaches!
Perched on the northwest end of the island, Colombier Beach can only be reached from the water or by a half-hour scramble over steep and rocky terrain.
Once you’re there, the reward is a secluded powdered coral beach with waters so turquoise you won’t believe they’re not PhotoShopped.
On your way to the beach, Maya’s To Go or Kiki-é Mo to buy picnic supplies. Also bring lots of water and sunscreen, as Colombier Beach offers very little in the way of shade.
Photography Tour of Gustavia
When you tire of taking photos of pristine blue waters and white sandy beaches, step into the St Barts’ capital city, Gustavia. Snap the glitzy designer boutiques and capture ramshackle fishing boats nestled up against gargantuan yachts in the harbour.
Disappear into the quiet backstreets to…