If you are looking for a low-key, relaxing vacation without high season hotel prices and crowds of tourists, visiting the island of St. Barthélemy in the early summer months is an ideal luxury choice. Often considered an island exclusive for the rich and famous, don’t be put off by tales of high prices on the picture-perfect island of St. Barths as it is an ideal mix of European style and Caribbean paradise. If you are planning your first family trip to this gorgeous island, here are just some of the things that you might like to do. Take a look at this blog post to learn about five of the top things to do in St Barts when you go for a visit to the Caribbean.
St Barts Things To Do
Rent a Car
The island of St. Barths Caribbean paradise is home to a wonderful array of gorgeous beaches, many of which are only accessible by car. Car rentals can be obtained easily when you arrive, and they’re definitely worth the price if you want a chance of seeing as much of the island as you can. Colombier, Saline, Gouverneur and Shell Beaches are all definitely must-visits. Shell Beach is home to the ‘Do Brazil’ restaurant where you can sample some wonderful food.
If you want to have some fun on your travels, First club in Gustavia is one of the best places to visit. This is the place to be on St. Barths and you will find many locals there over the weekend, partying into the small hours of the morning to a huge selection of music from techno to Motown. Definitely a club that caters to everyone’s musical preferences, start your night here and then head down to the Yacht Club below.
If your wallet can take it, shopping in Gustavia is a great experience not to be missed. With a range of shops, stalls, and local businesses to choose from, you can find some great deals on everything from beauty products to chocolates and crepes. Even if you’re not planning to spend lots of money, a visit to the shopping center can make for an interesting trip on your vacation.
Driving up the hills to watch the sunset is a part of your trip that shouldn’t be missed. As the sun begins to set, the town of Lurin, which can be reached by driving up the hills from Gustavia, is the best location to see the beautiful views from. Santa Fe restaurant, a firm favorite in the town, serves a range of delicious dishes whilst presenting wonderful views of the sun setting over the ocean and Nevis and St. Kitts in the distance.
When visiting St. Barths, you will never be short of amazing places to dine. From beach bars and restaurants to fine dining experiences, the island has an abundance of wonderful food options, which you should definitely take the time to sample as much as you can. From traditional Caribbean cuisine to European menus, there’s a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to eating out on the island.
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