Caribbean Tourism

St. Barthelemy (St. Barts)

Beaches & Watersports

St Barts is a popular mid-way staging post on the yachting route between Antigua and the Virgin Islands. Boat charters are available, also courses in, or facilities for, windsurfing (Toiny is the windsurfers’ favourite beach), snorkelling (very good, particularly at Marigot), waterskiing and sailing. Windsurfing Paradise, Baie de Saint-Jean, T277122, is a...

Accommodations

In Gustavia C La Presquile T276460, F277230, 10 rooms. Restaurant specializes in French and Créole cooking. LL Carl Gustaf, rue des Normands, Gustavia 97133 T278283, F278237, Website: www.st-barths.com/hotel-carl-gustaf/index.html, overlooking harbour, 14 one or two-bedroom suites, luxury, with high prices to match, breakfast and airport transfers, a/c, TV...

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...

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...

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 97098 St. Barthélemy, F.W.I. Tel 590-590-27-87-27 Fax 590-590-27-74-47 The tourist office is located on the pier in Gustavia and is open weekdays from 8:30 to 12:30 and again from 14:30 to 17:30. The doors are also open on...

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. Live jazz (high season). Cabarets. SHOPPING: St. Barts is a duty-free port. SIGHTSEEING: The Musee Municipal de St. Barthelemy in Gustavia showcases the island's history through photographs, documents, costumes, and...

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 is 8 sq miles. TIME: EST +1. GMT -4. Daylight savings time is not observed. CLIMATE: A dry climate with an average temperature of 72 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. HISTORY: Discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named for his...

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

BANKS: * Banque Francaise Commerciale. * Banque Nationale de Paris. * Credit Agricole. * Credit Martiniquais. BANKING HOURS: Monday to Friday 0800-1200 and 1400-1530. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: January 1: New Year's Day. April 23: Easter Sunday. April 24: Easter Monday. May 1: Labor Day. May 8: Armistice Day (World War II). June 1: Ascension Thursday...

ST. BARTHELEMY: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: * Air Caraibes. * Air Guadeloupe. * Air St. Barthelemy. * Air St. Thomas. * Windward Islands Airways. AIRPORTS: St. Barts airport has a short landing strip that can handle nothing larger than 20-seat aircraft. It is not equipped for night landing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: For stays of up to three months, U.S. and Canadian citizens...

ST. BART'S: as it's called, is eight square miles and just a short air hop from the island of St. Martin.

St. Bart's, as it's called, is eight square miles and just a short air hop from the island of St. Martin. But it's worlds away. Where it is matters less to those who return year after year than what it is -- the singular chic island enclave for its European clientele. Gustavia harbor is heaven to those in touch with the good life -- a small and elite corner...