If you’ve never been to the St Barts, you can probably forget everything you think you know about the Caribbean.
St Barts has the usual gorgeous weather, white sandy beaches, and signature azure blue seas of a Caribbean island, but you’ll find that limbo and henna tattoos; beach barbecues with steel bands, cruise ships and bus tours are not featured on the island of St Barts.
Instead, St Barts offers a better, more luxurious, more refined Caribbean destination. You’ll find shopping from well known brands such as Armani, Gucci and Cartier, with fine dining and excellent champagne. You can find luxury in spas, health and beauty treatment and yacht charters for a relaxing break, or you can experience a multitude of sports from golf, to windsurfing.
St Barts is French, part of the French Republic and therefore, part of the European Union too.
The Rothschilds and Rockefellers were the first people to frequent St Barts, Humphrey Bogart, Howard Hughes and Greta Garbo found it in the 50s. St Barts can reliably boast the best hotels in the Americas and some of the best chefs and restaurants.
Today, St Barts has no unemployment, poverty, gangs, no fast food, casinos and virtually no crime. It’s the preferred choice for the rich and famous, but fortunately, it’s available to anyone who wants to enjoy it - it can be quite affordable.