The Style Isle...for chic shops, sultry nightlife and high-end hedonism.
With Vespas zipping past its yacht-lined harbour and a glittery jetset scene, St. Barths is more Côte d’Azur than Caribbean. Too chic for mega-resorts, casinos, all-inclusives or golf courses, this is as close as you’ll get to a posh Med scene without crossing the Atlantic. Sunshine, socializing and shopping are the St. Barths’ trifecta. The Hermès-, Cartier- and Vuitton-stocked Gustavia harbour and smaller boutiques of St. Jean are both world-class spots to melt your plastique. Nightlife thrives and perennial favourites carry on: In Gustavia, it’s Red Stripes at low-key Le Select, seafood dinners at Maya’s and sunset cocktails at Carl Gustaf overlooking the harbour.
Shown: Hotel Guanahani's oceanside coast.