The sophisticated French island of St. Barthelemy, more fondly known as St. Barths, is situated in the Eastern Caribbean near St. Maarten and St. Kitts & Nevis. The 25m2 (9.7mi2) area of the island is made of volcanic rock and encircled by shallow reefs. The main harbour and point of entry to the island is located in Gustavia, the tiny capital of St. Barths. The island combines French flamboyance with the laid-back Caribbean lifestyle to create a truly exciting luxury, culture and dining experience. It is a popular destination for celebrities and the world’s elite, especially during the festive season in December. Embrace the lifestyle that you have always desired on the island of St. Barths. Picturesque beaches, natural wonders, aquatic adventures, shopping at designer boutiques and enjoying the spectacular ocean views from the hotels and restaurants will ensure a memorable island getaway!
Fly in Business Class from a destination of your choice to Antigua or from Miami within 3 hours, whereafter you will take a 45 minute shared or private chartered flight to St. Barths. You also have the option to fly to Barbados in Business Class or from Miami to Barbados in 3 hours 30 minutes, followed by a 2 hours 15 minutes shared or private chartered flight to St. Barths.
The local currency is Euro (EUR) although US Dollar is widely accepted. French is the official language, but English is widely spoken. The time zone is UTC/GMT -4 hours.
WEATHERMay through June is the best time to visit St. Barths. The weather is nearly perfect. From December through April, the sun is especially scorching. High season in St. Barth is typical for the Caribbean, from mid-December through mid-April. Clouds and showers sometimes interrupt the warm weather, especially during the fall. Avoid the rainy season in September, October and November.
July and August are normally associated with the Atlantic hurricane season. In fact, many St. Barths hotels and restaurants close down. But in reality, there’s less rain on average than you’ll see in late spring or fall. September to November poses the worst threat for hurricanes, and even if there isn’t a bad storm you can expect plenty of rain. By November the clouds clear and the tourism business begins to gain momentum.