Small is very definitely beautiful. St Barths is little more than eight square miles, but it is an absolute gem. Azure seas that roll gently onto startlingly white sand beaches, tiny coves, a lush tropical interior, a marine reserve…
Seldom was so much bestowed on such a small island. Walk with your toes deep in the warm, fine sand – or cruise by private yacht to a deserted, undiscovered inlet – and you’ll understand why true aficionados of the Caribbean prefer St Barths. They may sail to island after island, or take an occasional flight over to nearby Anguilla, but they always come back to St Barths.
Stroll round the island and you’ll soon discover it’s something of a foodie paradise – especially if you’re a lover of fresh seafood. You’ll also find that the shopping is exceptional, with the boutiques of Gustavia offering stylish fashion as well as island crafts and artefacts.
But talk to one of our expert consultants, Alison Jones. She’ll tell you about the world class snorkelling in the marine reserve. She’ll also recommend you hire a jeep and explore deep into the island. Its interior is just as strikingly picturesque as the coast, and its nature trails will take you to the natural habitat of exotic iguanas and night-blooming cacti.
Keep your camera close to hand – as well as stunning scenery and fascinating creatures, on St Barths you’re also likely to spot any numbers of basking celebrities.