An exclusive island in the French West Indies, St. Barths has a population of under 10,000 and an area of just 21 square kilometers, making it a destination with the cache for travelers looking for something off the beaten path. Gustavia, the island’s capital, is also its main harbor.
The only Caribbean island to have been a Swedish colony, St. Barth’s offers pristine beaches and azure waters for travelers looking for a respite from the cares of the world. As a nod to its heritage, St. Barth’s coat of arms still features the three crowns from the Swedish national arms. The island’s language, cuisine and culture are distinctly French - consider it a little corner of France in the Caribbean!
The island’s main town, Gustavia, was named for King Gustav III of Sweden, and reflects the island’s Swedish period. The oldest remaining settlement is the village of Lorient, although every cemetery on the island has Swedish grave markers. St. Barths’ population is spread among a number of settlements called quarters. The residents are known for their gracious hospitality, and St. Barths has long been an exclusive retreat for the jet set.
When you visit this stunning locale, you will find an array of some 8 true luxury hotels, most with fifteen rooms or fewer. Enjoy exclusive accommodations with gourmet dining in chic bistros, visit exclusive retail designers, or relax on endless stretches of quiet, white-sand beaches. If you seek peaceful seclusion, try Saline, a pristine beach on the southern side of the island. Or, on the western edge of the island you may prefer Colombier Beach, reachable only by boat or hiking. St. Jean, Flamands and Grand-Cul-de-Sac beaches are also popular and feature hotels and other establishments. Families with children will enjoy Shell Beach, popular because it has little surf.
For passengers traveling from London and the United Kingdom to St Barths, Antigua is the main gateway on one of our chartered flight partners. Flights from London are operated by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and upon arrival, we operate various scheduled flights from Antigua direct to St Barths.
Isn’t it time you discovered this tropical island paradise for yourself? Call your Luxury Hotel Experts at Ultimate Jet Vacations today to begin your adventure!