Things to Do in St. Bart's

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

Down the coast from St.-Jean, this quiet crescent is popular with locals and surfers. Read More

With its soft sand and placid water, Flamands gets our vote. Reserve a beachside table at Le Case de l'Isle (590-590/276-181), at tony Hôtel St.... Read More

Rarely crowded, Gouverneur is located over a mountain pass and down a steep hill on the island's south end. It's no-frills, so pack snacks. ... Read More

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. Read More

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... Read More

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. Read More

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... Read More

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

A short hike over a rocky path opens onto a wide, white-sand stretch. Depending on the winds, the water can be rough. For lunch, head to the open-air... Read More

Check out the shells from around the world, collected by a wizened old man who claims he hasn’t found anything on St. Bart’s since tourism... Read More

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... Read More

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

The mobile spa uses ingredients sourced from the area, such as roucou oil, a natural sun protectant. Read More

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 a... Read More

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 little... Read More

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

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

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

Check out the scene at this legendary beach club, where the champagne flows freely during Sunday's Tahiti Party. Skip the overpriced (and underwhelming)... Read More

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 of... Read More

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... Read More

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 residence,... Read More

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... Read More

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