St Barths Map and Information

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St Barth, or Island de St. Barthélemy (also known as St. Barth's) is located at 18°N, 63°W, in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea, 4400 miles from Paris, 1700 miles from New York, 125 miles east from Puerto Rico, and 15 miles southeast from St. Maarten.

 

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It is small, a little more than eight square miles. Steep hills divide the island into several valleys, usually open on one side to the sea.
St. Barth is one of the more exclusive islands of the Caribbean, a popular relaxing vacation spot of many movie celebrities and rock stars.
The landscape is characterized by green rolling hills (highest top: 938 ft, Morne du Vitet), and 22 fabulous beaches, some only accessible by foot.
St. Barths is beautiful because of the ingenious alliance between the place that Nature made, and the place that men and women have made within it.

 

Important notice: High season runs from December through April; prices are highest between Christmas and New Year's. Low season (June to November) brings hurricanes and better deals. Off-season travelers, beware: Many hotels and restaurants close in the slower months, mostly during September and the beginning of October.

 

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Population:
Approximately 8,450.

Language:
French is the official language at St Barths.

Currency:
The local currency is Euros but U.S. dollars, traveler's checks and major credit cards are widely accepted too.

Weather in Saint Barths:
Saint Barths is tropical Island located on a mountain, which gives it its special weather, hot weather most of the time, but changes at the winter.
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Saint Barths beaches:
There are fourteen beaches on St. Barths, all blessed with gleaming white sand. Few are crowded, even in peak season. All are public and free. Nudism is ostensibly prohibited; topless is not unusual.

Saint Barths Accommodations:
Island of St-Barts is one that attracts travelers from all around the globe over and over. It is not solely the pristine white sandy beaches, beautiful weather and friendly people that adventure seekers love about St-Barts, but also its exquisite variety of villa rentals that can accommodate a vast array of individuals. Also know as St-Barthelemy, St-Barts is a small yet still uncrowded island that holds a unique mix of the amazing flair of the French country-side and the laidback worry free attitude of the Caribbean.
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Getting There:
Connections to some of the smaller islands are usually made through San Juan, Puerto Rico or St. Thomas. Tiny Gustav III Airport can handle only 20-seater 'puddle jumpers.' The plane heads right at a mountain (called La Tourmente), clears it by an inch, and then drops steeply to the runway. It's not for the squeamish. The landing strip, the shortest in the Caribbean, ends at the sea.
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The history of Saint Barths:
Saint Barthélemy was first claimed by France in 1648. It was sold to Sweden in 1784, which sold it back to France in 1878. The Swedish period left its mark in the names of many of the streets and the town (in honor of King Gustav III) and leaving its national arms, the Three Crowns along with the Maltese cross, the Fleur-de-lis, the mural crown, as well as two pelican birds and the island's supposed amerindian name "OUANALAO", in the island's coat of arms.

Dining in Saint Barths:
One of the best things about St. Barts is the quality and variety of the food. This is true not only in numerous local restaurants, but in many local homes and villas as well, due to the unusually wide range of foodstuffs available at local grocery stores, and due to the quality of local catering services.

Watersports:
You can enjoy kitesurfing lessons, windsurfing lesson, renting kayak, or your own boat, have a magical snorkeling day, Jet ski and more. Also enjoy some great kitesurfing and windsurfing spots and surfing areas.
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Shopping Saint Barths:
St. Barths is a duty free port, and there are allot of different types of shops: from a shaded table by the side of the road, to the elegant displays and marble floors reminiscent of Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré in Paris.

Spa & Relaxations:
Enjoy relaxation for your mind and soul. The Spa in St Barth at Guanahani hotel and Spa - Just beyond Reception of the Spa Guanahani, the Transitional Path will guide your steps.
SPA CLARINS (11 treatment rooms) open from 9 am to 8 pm.
Packages 3,5,7 days
Specific treatments by Clarins – Hair by Frederic Kekkai
Balneotherapy, Hydrojet, LPG
Relaxing area, steam bath.
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Art Galleries in Saint Barths:
Artists exhibit their work in their galleries and sometime, you can also visit them in their studio.

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