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St Barths
Overview

Holidays in St Barths 2024/2025

  • Picture perfect beaches
  • Luxury and exclusivity
  • Vibrant champagne-style nightlife
  • Gourmet culinary scene

The smallest island in the French Caribbean at only eight square miles, yet the most superlative among them all, St Barths’ outstanding beauty, sparkling sea, and chic French style leaves a lasting impression! Widely popular for the discerning traveller yet still a best kept secret, the island boasts a charming mix of Caribbean flair and French culture through its stunning architecture, exquisite cuisine, and designer shopping.

St Barths is a true lifestyle destination with more than 20 pristine white sand beaches overlooking crystal clear waters and easy on the eye mega yachts. It is also home to a myriad of luxury resorts to suit every taste from the glitz and glamour to secluded beach chic, each offering a sophisticated escape with definitive style and fluent opulence.

Experiences

St Barths highlights

Flamands Beach
 

One of the largest beaches on the island is located on the northwest coast and there’s no wonder why visitors flock here. Relax on the beach, take a swim, and dine in a beachfront restaurant with the freshest lobster directly from the tank.

Gouverneur Beach
 

If you’re after a quieter beach with stunning lush green hills framing the powder soft sands, then Gouverneur Beach is your answer. This idyllic cove has some of the best snorkelling around the island. So don’t forget to take your mask and snorkel.

Catamaran
 

Take in the impressive island from the sea on a luxury catamaran cruise. Explore the beautiful coastline by sunset, discover the kaleidoscopic coral reefs, or circumvent St Barths exploring beaches, national parks and Shell Beach Cliffs along the way.

Water Sports
 

St Barths’ gleaming waters are the perfect paradise for an array of water sports. Aside from snorkelling, dive and explore the vibrant marine life or enjoy sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and more.

Hiking
 

St. Barths is so well known for its sophisticated escapism that its adventurous side is sometimes forgotten. Beyond its beaches and champagne lunches are scenic hiking trails leading through lush hillsides to secluded coves and panoramic views showcasing the island’s striking natural beauty.

Accommodation

Where to stay in St Barths

For such a small island, there is a wide selection of hotels to choose from and each caters perfectly to every preference and taste. Dotted on different coasts of St Barths and fringed with palm trees, or nestled in the tropical hillside, take your pick from modern interpretations of colonial French style to sleek and elegant interiors.

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Weather

The best time to visit St Barths

St Barths is a great year-round holiday destination, with plenty of rays to catch whenever you choose to visit. So, the best time to go to St Barths depends on your preferences.
November to April is peak season, with plenty of trade wind breezes, minimal rain and lots of sunshine! Temperatures average 26°C and April sees the island’s annual Film Festival celebrating Caribbean cinema. Expect to pay handsomely to visit this time of year.

The official Caribbean hurricane season runs from June to November and though the risk is unlikely, you could encounter more intense rainfall or a tropical storm. May to August is still a beautiful time to visit and temperatures average 29°C with the added silver lining of these months being the most affordable.

It is best to skip late August through to mid-October when many hotels and restaurants close, so you’ll miss out on St Barths’ atmosphere.

Journey

Getting to St Barths

The most straight forward route is through Antigua. Fly directly to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic before connecting onwards with Tradewind Aviation. The flight time to Antigua is around 9 hours followed by a 45 minute domestic flight.

Alternatively, route through Paris with Air France, or New York with Jet Blue, to Saint Martin before connecting onwards with Winair. The perfect opportunity to add a contrasting city stopover and round out your exciting trip!

Travel guide

St Barths travel essentials

What language do they speak in St Barths?
 

The official language of St Barths is French, but English is widely spoken.

What is the time difference between St Barths and the UK?
 

The time difference is GMT -4 hours.

How long is the flight to St Barths?
 

The flight time from London to Antigua is approximately 9 hours followed by a 45 minute domestic flight to St Barths.

What is the currency in St Barths?
 

The currency is the Euro, however the US dollar is also widely accepted.

Do I need a visa for a holiday in St Barths?
 

UK nationals don’t need a visa to travel to St Barths.

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