The Rookie Vacationer’s guide to St. Barts

Are you looking for a quiet get away; a resort with all of the modern glamour and glitz but that’s not as crowded as the popular destinations? Or are you just in need of somewhere new, a fresh scene different from what you’re used to? We’ve got you covered. Even if you neither of the above and you’re just surfing the web about vacation spots. This brief piece on the magical island of St. Barts is just what you need. We’ll be covering the basics of everything you need to know as a starting point for planning your St. Barts vacation


A few fun facts and Clarifications

Names and other issues: The full name of the island is Saint Barthelemy. It’s shortened to St. Barts or St. Barths in English, but the French Abbreviation is St-Barth.

You Might Bump into JayZ and Beyonce: No jokes here, St. Barts often plays host to some really big celebrities especially during the New Year celebrations. But don’t freak out yet if you’re one for the quiet life, the island is pretty big, and there are various relatively secluded hotels and beaches you can go chill at if you feel you need to escape the noise.

A Lot To Choose From

At St. Barts, you’ll be spoilt for variety. There are about 14 beaches to choose from; a few are: Grand Cul de Sac, St. Jean, Marigot, Lorient, Toiny, Saline, Gouverneur, just to mention a few. Every single one of them spectacular with beautiful white sand and a calming scenery of the water. What’s more, you don’t have to pay to get in. They’re public and free. Quick heads up; nudity isn’t allowed, this isn’t your Jamaican hedonistic resort. Another interesting tip, the Colombier Beach was owned by David Rockefeller for many years, descendant of John. D. Rockefeller

Accommodation and Feeding

Hotels are available and they’re in various ranges depending on your financial capacity and personal preferences. They range from 2 star to 5 star hotels and some are located on the specific beaches. Also, if you’re the type who would rather have an apartment to yourself than rent a hotel, St. Barts has also got you covered. There are apartments of various sizes that you can rent over the duration of your stay. These also vary in price.

The vast array of foods available for you to try out at the restaurants is an important part of the vacation experience itself. However, if you prefer making your meals, groceries and food stuff are available at the markets, keep in mind that they may be a little on the pricey side.


All in all, St. Barts is a good idea if you’re looking for fun without unnecessary crowds or noise. You’ll be grateful you tried it out. Details

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