Baie de St. Jean

Baie de St. Jean Travel Guide

Lined with some of the island's top hotels (Eden Rock) and loudest clubs (Nikki Beach), this high-wattage strand is the place for people-watching.

In the sleek, cementfloored space, you'll find tunics and wrap dresses in crinkled silk that are perfect for travel.

 

It's hard to believe Nikki Beach is only steps away from such an elegant waterfront bar, built atop the rock that gives the oldest hotel on the island its name.

 

Check out the scene at this legendary beach club, where the champagne flows freely during Sunday's Tahiti Party. Skip the overpriced (and underwhelming) food and stick with drinks. Tip: reservations are vital.

This hole-in-the-wall jewelry shop carries sea-themed baubles and antique pieces from around the globe.

For a beach picnic, stock up on French delicacies: jambon cru; pork rillettes; Camembert.

You need to look good at all times on St. Bart's—particularly on the beach. So come here for mix-and-match bathing suits in a rainbow of colors and patterns.