St Barts

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St Barts
is special

St Barts is the Saint-Tropez of the
Caribbean - it's a playground for the
rich and famous.

Free of mass tourism

Why St Barts
is mass-tourism free

Its harbor is too small for large ships and its airport is too short for jets.

Resorts and beaches


Like nearly everything else on this island, the
hotel resorts are small-scaled, low-rise, and pricey. The top three are the Eden
Rock, Isle de France, and Carl Gustaf. The first is the island's finest all-around resort. Click this link to view photos.

Eden Rock photo gallery

St Barts beaches

There are 22, some snugly fitting in coves. They are uncrowded and void of hassling vendors. Anse de Saline is the most popular beach. Grand Cul de Sac beach is known for its watersports and has a pleasant setting.



In keeping with the character of the island, dining is superb and proceeds at a leisurely pace. In contrast, nightlife is unexceptional.

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