If you’re looking for a mix between elegant luxury and beautiful scenery, look no further than St. Barts. This oasis is consistently ranked one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The turquoise waters and the white sands, accompanied by a green mountainous backdrop make this island one of the most unique in the Caribbean. An eclectic mix of people and charm, St. Barts (St. Barths) should be on the top of your destination list in 2014.
St. Barts is a destination for those who enjoy to traveling like a star. The upscale nature of this beautiful destination attracts people who are comfortable with lavish restaurants and lodging. The French cuisine is remarkable: there are a multitude of restaurants offering fine dining with some of the best chefs to graduate from French culinary schools. From foie gras to local mahi mahi, there is an extraordinary restaurant accommodating all types of palates. Beachfront restaurants along the coast are the place to eat, with fusion meals coming together with gorgeous views – you can’t beat it.
History and Sightseeing
The beauty of St. Barts doesn’t solely exist in the scenery. The history and quaintness of the towns are remarkable. Visit Gustavia, a port established in 1875 named after the Swedish King, Gustav III. Gustavia is still a functioning port with the conserved charm of and beauty of the past. From luxury retailers to restaurants to businesses, the opulence of this waterfront town is reminiscent of the time in which it was built, with much of the original architecture still in tact.
St. Jeans is the most developed city in St. Barts, home to the Eden Rock hotel which used to be frequented by David Rockfeller, whose said to have brought much of the original attraction to this caribbean gem. St. Jeans offers divine shopping and dining. The hills of St. Jean are homes to beautiful villas tucked in tropical forest and colorful flowers.
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The fourteen beaches of St. Barts are a dream. The waters are crystal clear, lined with soft, gleaming white sands. Although many retreat to St. Barts to bask in the sun and relax, there are plenty of activities for those who enjoy staying active while on vacation. Aside from the sparkling beaches, travelers have access to all types of land and water sports such as volley ball, surfing and windsurfing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, and everything in between. Yachting, sailing, and jet skiing is particularly popular among vacationers wanting to experience the ocean.
Enjoy duty free shopping in St. Barts with retailers such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Bvlgari. The boutiques offering unique and beautiful bikinis, jewelry, leisure wear and more line these charming cobblestone streets. There is no shortage of beautiful finds for those in need of serious retail therapy!
The nightlife of St. Barts is upscale and sophisticated. From chic waterfront clubs to rustic, local bars, life doesn’t stop on St. Barts when the sun goes down.
Glamourous villas are sprinkled all over the island of St. Barts. Villas offer a wide range of prices and types of properties, some even boasting their own chefs and full time staff. Villas are a perfect option for group travel such as wedding escapes, family vacation, and more. St. Barts offers villas in the heart of the action, or nestled into the trees for an exclusive and private feel.
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