Saint-Jean Beach Grand Cul-de-Sac Beach Shell Beach Wall House Museum Fort Karl Gustavia Lighthouse St. Barth Municipal Museum Shopping in Gustavia
The best way to fly to St. Barth is to first fly to neighboring St Maarten. From there, you can hop aboard either a Winair flight or a St. Barth Commuter flight. You can find more information at St. Barth’s tourism page.
If, after your long flight to St. Maarten, you’d rather enjoy a more leisurely final leg of your journey, there is a ferry from St. Maarten to St. Barth.
Once you get to the island, the only way to efficiently travel around is with a car. You can either hire a private driver, rely on local taxis, or rent a car yourself. There are several options to choose from and you can find more information and contact information here.
While the forested areas of the island provide much to appreciate, the main natural draw to St. Barth’s is the marine wildlife. Grab your snorkel, or suit up in your SCUBA gear, and head toward the various reefs that surround the island. With colorful fish, turtles, stingrays, and sharks to follow, there is a never-ending adventure awaiting your underwater. Be sure to wear coral reef safe sunscreen!
St. Barth Municipal Museum – Located in Gustavia, this museum features the rich history of St. Barth. Complete with historic documents, photographs, preserved colonial and military artifacts, there is much to learn about this little island’s big history. There are also exhibits about the local wildlife!
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The biggest draw to the island is the stunning SCUBA diving and snorkeling hotspots. There are many tour groups on the island that cater to the adventurous. Whether you enlist a private charter to guide you around the various coves and beaches, or you go beach-hopping yourself, there is plenty to see under the waves. Turtles, sharks, and dazzling fish call the waters of St. Barth’s home. There are also several natural pool and tide pools that are worth exploring, a popular one being Grand Fond.
Like many other Caribbean islands, St. Barth is heavily impacted by the annual hurricane season. The newly founded charity of Help St. Barth was established to aid in hurricane recovery efforts. You can donate to this important charity to help ease the burden caused by future storms.