Caribbean Tourism

Travel Information

Communication

Telephone Services Fax and cablegrams at Landsradio, Van Tonningenweg. Open Mon-Fri, 0730-1930, Sat, Sun 1200-1800, pay phone on the wall for local calls, accepts only US quarters (US$0.25). For operator assisted overseas prepaid and collect calls, telegrams, telex and fax pay at counter when you place your call. Telephone cards of US$10 and US$17 can be...

Getting Around

Car There is no public transport on the island but cars and taxis can be hired. Driving is on the right, but some roads are so narrow you have to pass where you can. To hire a car you need a driving licence from your own country or an international driver’s licence. Watch out for cows, donkeys, goats and sheep roaming around freely. They are a traffic...

Getting There

Air Winair has several daily 20-min flights from St Maarten (US$80 return) connecting with flights from the USA, Europe and other islands. It is possible to get to Statia in a day from many US cities. There are other connecting Winair flights from St Kitts (15 mins) and Saba (10 mins). Golden Rock Airways can arrange charters. All flights are in small...

Gustavia

In Gustavia, the capital, there are branches of several well-known French shops (such as Cartier). The small crowd of habitués is mostly young, chic, and French. The food, wine, and aromas are equally Gallic. The harbour or Carénage was renamed Gustavia after the 18th-century Swedish king, Gustavus III, and became a free port, marking the beginning of the...

Tourist Information

Local Tourist Office Quai de Gaulle, Gustavia T278727, F277447 Open Mon-Thu 0830-1230, 1430-1800 Fri 0930-1230, 1430-1600

Communications

Telephone Services The SiBarth agency on General de Gaulle in Gustavia, T276238, F276052, has a fax service and a mail holding service. There are phone booths on the Quai de Gaulle, at the airport, Galeries du Commerce and Flamands, among other places. There are some phones which take coins but most take phone cards. There is a USA Direct phone at the...

Getting Around

Land Car Hire: Many agencies at the airport. Hertz T277114 Avis T277143 Budget T276630 Turbe T277142 Gumbs Rental T277532 Questel T277322 Aubin T277303 Europcar T277333 Soleil Caraïbes T276718 Island Car Rental T277001 Scooters can be rented from Rent Some Fun T277059, Chez Beranger T278900, Saint Barth Moto Bike T276789. Denis Dufau, Saint-Jean, T275483...

Getting There

Air Only small planes carrying a maximum of 20 passengers can land on the short runway. Enquire locally for boat services between St Barts and the French and Dutch sides of Saint-Martin/Sint Maartin. (See Getting Around). Sea Anchorages: (French flag) Outside the inner harbour of Gustavia, daily anchorage fee of US$2.50-5, depending on location. Inside the...

Before Travelling

Hospitals and Medical Facilities: T276035. Doctor on call: T277304. Useful Addresses Gendarmerie: T276012. Police: T276666. Fire: T276231. Sub Prefect: T276328. Radio St Barts: T277474, broadcasting on FM 98 mHz. Currency As on Saint-Martin, dollars are widely accepted but shops and restaurants will give a bad rate of exchange. Banks Banque Nationale de...