Michael Kors’s Guide to St. Bart’s
It’s not news to anyone that I love the beach—and St. Bart’s is one of my favorite places for a quick winter escape. Its blend of French roots and Creole culture gives the island plenty of personality and a very European-elegance-meets-tropical-ease vibe. From the food to the shopping, there is plenty to do.
First things first: I say, head to Saline beach. It’s one of the most beautiful in the world, with turquoise water, white sand, and a gorgeous crowd. The people-watching is unparalleled.
I’ve pulled together my little black book of island picks, including where to enjoy a sunset cocktail, shop for fine local products, and sample St. Bart’s distinctive cuisine.
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When you need a break from the sun and sand, take a drive along the ocean to see the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s former home, Maison Noureev.
At sunset, head to Shell Beach’s Dõ Brazil and grab a cocktail from the bar. Afterward, order the “hot pot”—a mix of mahimahi, shrimp, and scallops in a rich sauce.
Le Ti St. Barth
While you’re there, also spend a night at Le Ti St. Barth and enjoy a cabaret dinner—always loads of fun, with great barbecue and entertainment.
Dinner at Maya’s is not to be missed. It’s French cuisine with a strong Creole influence—and a St. Bart’s classic.
Sometimes you just want a burger. And those times, you should head to Le Select. It has a classic, old-school environment and the best burger in town. It is a cheeseburger in paradise.
Treat yourself to lunch at Hotel Taïwana. Order the lentil salad and a rum punch—expensive but worth it.
Take your island style up a notch and check out 100% Capri for some great white linen shirts. Nothing says escape like a white linen shirt.
Stock up on Ligne St. Barth products—the aloe gel and roucou sun lotions are my favorites.