Things to Do in St. Bart's

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Native son Enguerrand Espinassou runs stand-up paddleboarding and kiteboarding lessons from his small stand next to Le Barthélemy Hotel along Grand Cul... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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