Caribbean Tourism

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 Paris (0745-1200, 1405-1530) with an ATM that is supposed to work 24 hrs with US and European credit cards, Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard, but is reported to work only with the French ‘carte bleue’, T276370, F278570.

Banque Française Commerciale (0745-1215, 1400-1630, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri), withdrawals at counter with Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard, T276262, F278775, both in Gustavia. BFC head office is at Saint-Jean, Galeries du Commerce (open Tue-Fri 0815-1215, 1400-1700, Sat 0800-1300) where there is an ATM open 24 hrs for withdrawals in US$ or F, T276588, F278148. Crédit Martiniquais, at Le Carré d’Or in the centre of Gustavia (open Mon-Fri 0815-1215, 1400-1615), T278657, F278279.

Credit Agricole, rue Bord de Mer, Gustavia, ATM accepts nearly all cards including eurocheque cards (cheaper than cash advance with credit card), also automatic bank note exchange machine (open Tue-Fri 0800-1300, 1430-1700, Sat 0800-1300), T278990, F276461. Credit Lyonnais West Indies, rue Auguste Nyman, Gustavia (open Mon-Fri 0900-1200, 1400-1700), T279200, F279191.

Hours of Business

0800-1200, 1430-1700, morning only on Wednesday and Saturday.

Public Holidays

New Year’s Day; Easter Sunday and Easter Monday; Labour Day on 1 May; Ascension Day; Whit Monday; 8 May VE Day; 27 May Slavery Abolition Day; National/Bastille Day on 14 July; Schoelcher Day on 21 July; Assumption Day in August; All Saints Day on 1 November; All Souls Day on 2 November Armistice Day on 11 November and Christmas Day.


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Gustavia

In Gustavia, the capital, there are branches of several well-known French shops (such as Cartier). The small crowd of habitués is mostly...

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...

Getting Around

Land Car Hire: Many agencies at the airport. Hertz T277114 Avis T277143 Budget T276630 Turbe T277142 Gumbs Rental T277532 Questel T277322...

Communications

Telephone Services The SiBarth agency on General de Gaulle in Gustavia, T276238, F276052, has a fax service and a mail holding service....

Tourist Information

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

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