Discover An Island Unlike Any Other Around; The St. Barths Villa Selection Is Just The Beginning
Charming yet stylish. Casual yet chic. Laid back yet sophisticated. This is Saint Barthélemy. Commonly known as “St. Barth” in French and “St. Barts” in English, this inviting eight-square-mile island is considered by many to be one of the most special places to visit in the Caribbean. One trip to a St. Barths villa and you’ll understand—it is a destination unlike any other. Part of the French West Indies, near St. Martin and Anguilla, it would actually be easy to think St. Barth is located in the south of France. While the atmosphere is that of a Caribbean island, the feel of St. Barth is more like a European city—with a unique blend of swanky elegance and a relaxed, welcoming vibe that is simply unmatched. The official language of the island is French, but almost all the locals are also fluent in English, and their friendly nature make communication a breeze.
While there are several small hotels on the island, renting villas in St. Barths is by far the most popular way to stay. These privately owned homes offer privacy, space, comfort, and luxury that you cannot find anywhere else. On St. Barths, villas are actually the preferred way to experience the island. In fact, you won’t find any large all-inclusive resorts here. Nor will you find any high-rise condominium complexes along the beach. This is an island that has stayed true to itself and its culture, and resisted the urge to allow any large-scale developments. The beaches are quiet and un-crowded—the way a Caribbean vacation should be.
Small in size, yet big in personality and culture…Saint Barthélemy offers something for everyone–with more than 20 different beaches, a wide selection of unique dining experiences, great shopping, beautiful scenery, and incredible ambiance. The capital city of Gustavia boasts some of the finest shopping in the Caribbean with upscale shops like Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chopard, La Coste, Hermes, and Bulgari, along with one-of-a-kind island boutiques.
St Barths essentially has three different seasons–holiday, winter, and summer. The holiday season during Christmas and New Years is one of the busiest times—the island is filled with repeat vacationers, celebrities and jetsetters of all walks of life. During the winter season (January-April), Gustavia harbor is filled with ultra-plush yachts from all over the world. Spend an afternoon walking along the Quay and you will surely marvel at their splendor. March brings the annual St Barth Bucket Regatta, which is an invitation-only event for sailing yachts over 100 feet. Each year, the Regatta is one of the most impressive collections of sailing yachts in the world. The summer season is when the island slows down a little and you can generally find the best rates on St. Barths villas.
Despite its reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, St. Barth has maintained a laid back casual atmosphere. While there are several places to “see and be seen,” there are equal number of places to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with friends and family. Reserve your villa rental in St. Barths, and come experience it for yourself. Contact us now to get started—we look forward to speaking with you!