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Things to do in Gustavia

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Gustavia. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Gustavia attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Gustavia to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Gustavia.

  • Café Santa Fe

    On a high peak, this informal restaurant has a small bar and an island panorama—perfect to watch the sunset while you sip Ti punch and Carib beer. ... More
  • Calypso

    The island's best-known shop was opened in 1992 by Christiane Celle—but she sold the brand name here and opened another shop. These days, Calypso c... More
  • Lolita Jaca

    Owners Fabienne and Virginie Jaca are known for the kimono-sleeve dresses rendered in sexy silk or pretty block-print cotton sold in this sliver of... More
  • Marine Service

    Pick up snorkeling gear here and head to secluded Gouverneur Beach, where you’ll spot angelfish, sergeant majors, sea turtles, and the occasional n... More
  • M'Bolo

    Laguiole knives with the outline of St. Bart's imprinted on the handle, shell-encrusted mirrors, and local spices fill the shelves in this tiny lit... More
  • Mia Zia

    The shop carries bold pink tops and white Turkish towels edged with multicolored pom-poms. More
  • Shell Beach

    A misnomer, Shell Beach has, sadly, few shells. The sand itself (gray, rough) isn't top-quality, but the placid cove is ideal for kids. For a lunch... More
  • St. Barth Properties

    Affiliated with Sotheby's, this boutique agency's 150 properties are located solely on St. Bart's and, unlike most of its competitors, it has an on... More
  • The House, St. Bart's

    Even if you're not in the market for a 150-year-old wooden Buddha from Mandalay or a $10,880 vintage Vespa, this shop, in an antique former residen... More
  • The Strand, Gustavia

    One of the latest boîtes-with-a-view in Gustavia, the Strand is also great for cocktails in its champagne lounge draped with white curtains, where ... More

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