St Barths - Travel Guide
This island has a reputation that far surpasses its unassuming size of only 8 square miles. Known far and wide as one of the playgrounds of the rich and famous, this French Collectivity, as it is correctly known, enjoys an atmosphere of relaxed elegance hidden away in the tropics. With dramatic hills and valleys that lead down to the pristine white beaches that encircle the island, some only accessible by boat, almost all activities here are centered around the sun and sand. Other than that it is the excellent cuisine and high end shopping that will take up the rest of your days.
Unlike other Caribbean islands, St. Barthélemy, its true name, developed because of its harbor and not any form of agriculture. Located on the sheltered leeward side of the island, the distinctive capital of Gustavia nowadays instead cradles an enclave of luxury yachts. It’s all about enjoying the best life has to offer and doing it all at a leisurely pace.