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St Barts is the Saint-Tropez of the
Caribbean - it's a playground for the
rich and famous.
is mass-tourism free
Its harbor is too small for large ships and its airport is too short for jets.
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.
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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