Caribbean Tourism

Saint-Barthelemy

Saint-Barthelemy

Saint-Barthelemy (St Barts or St Barth’s), in the Leewards, has lush volcanic hillsides and 32 splendid white sandy beaches, most of which are protected by both cliff and reef. The people are generally known for their courtesy and honesty. It is inhabited mostly by people of Breton, Norman, and Poitevin descent who live in quiet harmony with the small percentage of blacks.


Immigrants from mainland France have taken the best jobs in hotels and restaurants though and relations there are sometimes strained. St-Barts has become a very ‘chic’ and expensive holiday destination; the Rockefellers, Fords, and Rothschilds own property on the island, while the rich, royal and famous stay in the luxury villas dotted around the island. It is 21 sq km, 230 km north of Guadeloupe, 240 km east of the Virgin Islands, and 35 km southeast of Saint-Martin.


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ST. BARTHELEMY: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Air Caraibes. * Air Guadeloupe. * Air St. Barthelemy. * Air St. Thomas. * Windward Islands Airways....

St. Barthelemy (St. Barts): MONEY/ BUSINESS GUID

BANKS: * Banque Francaise Commerciale. * Banque Nationale de Paris. * Credit Agricole. * Credit Martiniquais. BANKING...

ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTS): COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: St. Barthelemy (or St. Barts) lies 125 miles northwest of Guadeloupe and 15 miles southeast of St. Martin. The total land area...

ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTS): WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Restaurants available-French and Creole. Asian and Italian also available. NIGHTLIFE: Entertainment available includes-Wine Bars....

ST. BARTHELEMY (ST. BARTS): USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: In St. Barthelemy (St. Barts) [Main Official]: Office du Tourisme / St. Barthélemy Tourist Office B.P. 113, Gustavia...

Before Travelling

Hospitals and Medical Facilities: T276035. Doctor on call: T277304. Useful Addresses Gendarmerie: T276012. Police: T276666. Fire: T276231....