“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.” – A quote that I think is so true. I am so lucky to be able to see this much of the world and that is why I’ll take you with me on my exciting journeys! This time: Saint-Barthélemy
This small island or better said as: little treasure is located in the French West Indies and so the most people you’ll find there – for either holidays or living – are originally from France. And oh, I definitely understand why they come here to Saint-Barthélemy. I just fell in love with the island, my whole family did. It’s so relaxing, so calm and beautiful..
Continue reading to find out all the treasures and tips about St. Barth.. Our hotel room/view at Le Village
So, what is it that makes Saint-Barthélemy so special? First of all, it must be the atmosphere. The island makes you feel so peaceful in the low-season, while in the high-season you can party your ass off. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do now, because there are so many nice places to enjoy yourself!
We stayed in such a nice hotel, where we had our own appartment called: Le Village. We were just 200 meters away from the St. Jean beach, which gave us a stunning view from up the hill.
First row: Arrived on Saint-Barthélemy! – Rosé at Nikki Beach – Beautiful Colombier Beach
Second: View on the harbor while driving around – Received some Bohotats – With my dad 🙂
Just like in Anguilla we had to rent a car, to get ourselves around and discover the island – so we did. Since we had six days, we didn’t feel like rushing any plans on the island; just relax (like everyone else)! That really is the ambiance around the island. There were a few beaches we visited, but two of them were on the “wrong” side of the island which made them really, really windy… (Named: Gouverneur Beach and Saline Beach) Didn’t mean they weren’t beautiful, but all the sand blowing and sticking (!) on our bodies got kind of annoying.. Guess we visited those on the wrong days, too bad!
The third beach we visited was Colombier Beach, which was the best beach on St. Barth in our opinion! A 20 minute hike over the hill to get there, but oh so worth it! Once you arrive at this beautiful, quiet little beach you fall in love.. The sea is blue, there’s just a little breeze, few people and the view is a-ma-zing. Definitely a must to go if you visit the island and want to escape the busy beaches like St. Jean – which is nice though, if you want to go get lunch or drinks at Nikki Beach or Eden Rock!
If we wanted to go out at the end of the afternoon or get dinner, we decided to take the car and go to the islands center: Gustavia. A nice harbor and city center where they have some really cute shops and delicious restaurants*!
My top 5 St. Barth-musts:
1. Colombier Beach (relax)
2. Ocean Restaurant (best fish restaurant in town)
3. l’Isola Restaurant (Italian food, super!)*
4. Human Steps (to shop your favorite designer shoes and/or bags)
5. Nikki Beach (drinks/lunch)*
*Note: The restaurants can be very expensive on the island, especially in the high-season, so check the menu before you go in!
Want to know more practical information about the island of Saint-Barthélemy? Check it here!
So, I hope you enjoyed reading this post! I’m actually most excited about showing you around on my final island-hop destination: Saba, since this is a special place for me. Stay tuned for next week!!
Big kiss, Britt