Things to do in St. Bart's

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St. Bart’s has 22 beautiful beaches and loads of outdoor activities to reward the adventurous traveler. Rather than stress out about trying to get to... Read More

St. Bart’s has 22 beautiful beaches and loads of outdoor activities to reward the adventurous traveler. Rather than stress out about trying to get to each and every one, we suggest visiting the ones that are tops for swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, or bodysurfing, including Anse de Grande Saline, Baie de St.-Jean, and Grand Cul-de-Sac. You can also charter a wooden sailing yacht for a morning or afternoon excursion, watch the sunset in Lurin from one of the hilltop cafés, or simply sunbathe. All the beaches on St. Bart’s are open to the public.

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  • Anse de Colombier Beach in St. Barts Getty Images
    Anse de Colombier

    This unspoiled, secluded spot appeals to adventurous types, since you can only get here by boat or on foot. Rather than starting from the hilltop in... Read More

  • Anse de Saline Beach in St. Barts Courtesy of Comité du Tourisme de Saint-Barthélemy
    Anse de Saline

    On the southern side of the island, follow the signs for Saline, and park at the very end of the road. A short hike over a rocky path opens onto a wide,... Read More

  • Anse du Gouverneur Beach in St. Barts Getty Images
    Anse du Gouverneur

    Of the 22 beaches on St. Bart’s, this is easily in the top five because of its remote, end-of-the-earth feel. To get there, you have to drive down a... Read More

  • Baie de St. Jean Beach in St. Barts Courtesy of Comité du Tourisme de Saint-Barthélemy
    Baie de St.-Jean

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

  • Baie des Flamands Beach in St. Barts Getty Images
    Baie des Flamands

    It’s a tough call, but Flamands gets our vote for the best beach on the island. It’s the longest walkable beach at nearly a half-mile long. The... Read More

  • Grand Cul de Sac Beach in St. Barts Getty Images
    Grand Cul de Sac

    Technically St. Bart’s longest beach—though due to some rocky parts, you can’t walk from one end to the other—Grand Cul de Sac is protected by a reef,... Read More

  • La Spa at Le Barthélemy in St. Barts Courtesy of Comité du Tourisme de Saint-Barthélemy
    La Spa at Le Barthélemy

    The newest spa to come to the island is set below ground, at Le Barthélemy (an atrium is open to the sky, allowing light to flood in). The earth-toned... Read More

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