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How to Do St. Bart's Affordably

On a recent trip to St. Bart's, I spotted the owner of the Revlon empire, Ron Perelman, on his yacht in Gustavia Harbor, a Rockefeller...

Best Caribbean Hotels

From St. Lucia to Jamaica, here’s the latest collection of top hotels in the Caribbean, as selected by T+L readers.

Best Affordable Caribbean Hotels

Smart, stylish places to stay from Jamaica to Curaçao for less than $250 a night. Plus, money-saving tips for exploring the islands.

St. Bart’s: A Timeline

This speck of volcanic rock has become the ne plus ultra of Caribbean glamour. T+L takes a look at the invention of a resort destination.

What to Bring Back From the Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Handmade candles with island-inspired fragrances, $45, by Belongings (Belongings, Ports of Call, Grace Bay; 849/941-8044; belongings.com). Harbour Island Wooden box with casuarina-scented...

Holidays 2004: St. Bart's

WHY NOW For a truly hedonistic holiday, the glamour set counts on this hot-weather playground, for celeb-spotting and socializing on the sand. Half-clad Europeans join...

Shopping on St. Bart's

Whether you're looking for sexy French sarongs or jewel-encrusted thongs, 10 boutiques where you can get your shopping fix on St. Bart's

T+L Reports: Christian Liaigre

Parisian designer Christian Liaigre recently cut the ribbon on a small shop on St. Bart's (Rue du Centenaire, Gustavia; 590-590/287-791), his first stand-alone showroom in...

Classic St. Bart's Hotels

If it's scene you're after, these four time-tested St. Bart's hotels will fit the bill. (But then there's the matter of the bill.)

Great Meals in the West Indies

And they said it couldn't be done... Flouting conventional wisdom, Christopher Petkanas sets out for the Caribbean in search of good food. Guess what?It exists.
HOTELS

Hotel Carl Gustaf

French entrepreneur Jacques Laurent built the 14-room Hotel Carl Gustaf in 1991 after he had been vacationing with his family on St. Bart’s for years, which means that he knew the perfect spot... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Le Select

Opened in 1949, this casual snack bar that’s renowned for its hamburgers is said to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffet's hit song "Cheeseburger in Paradise." From the menu of inexpensive... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Mia Zia

The shop carries bold pink tops and white Turkish towels edged with multicolored pom-poms. more ›


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