St. Barthélemy, also known as St. Barth, is a member of the French Caribbean. St. Barth is the perfect destination for those whose ideal vacation is a book in one hand, drink in the other, listening to the waves crash against the sand. With countless beaches to explore and enjoy, layer on some reef-safe sunscreen and enjoy your idyllic Caribbean vacation.


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Getting There

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.

Getting Around

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!

National Heroes/Museums

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!

Eco-Tourism in Bonaire

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.

Capital: Gustavia

Population: 9,700

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Religion: Catholicism

National Bird: Pelican

National Flower: Lily

National Dish: Accras – deep-fried cod fritters

Motto: None.

The National Flag: Since St. Barth is a French colony, they fly the French tri-color flag. The left third of the flag is blue, the middle third is white, and the right third is red. The blue stands for fraternity, the white for equality, and the red for liberty.


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