Home to an array of stunning beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques, and breathtaking restaurants, St Barths (also known as Saint Barthélemy) is a travel hotspot. Blending the sophistication of St Tropez and the laid-back atmosphere of the Caribbean, St Barth’s is both exclusive and unpretentious. St Barth is well-known for its 22 gorgeous beaches, each with their own character, high-end luxury boutiques, and delicious food.
No trip to St Barths would be complete without sampling a few of the heavenly 22 beaches on the island. For an island of its size, St Barths has a wonderful and varied collection of beaches. From secluded beaches to beaches bustling with water sports and restaurants to beaches that are ideal for snorkeling and surfing, there is likely the perfect beach for you in St Barths.
You will not find a hotel, villa, or restaurant anywhere near the sandy shores of Saline Beach, located on the south side of the island. The beach can be reached only by road along a salt pond. Come here to relax while listening to nothing more than the soothing sounds of the waves and birds.
Red roofed buildings assimilate beautifully to the lush tropical landscape in Gustavia, St. Barth’s charming, relaxed Caribbean capital with historic sites that can be reached in one day of exploring town. 17th century forts line the harbor, from Fort Karl in the north to Fort Gustaf with its lighthouse and cannons in the south. Near Fort Gustaf is Shell Beach, famous for its variety of sparkling seashells. The town’s many duty-free boutiques appeal to shoppers while laid-back cafes offer views over the harbor.