My St. Barths Travel Guide
January 21, 2020
St. Barths: a magical little gem in the caribbean that’s high on my list of favorite places. Its tropical island vibes and French charm makes it truly one of a kind. It’s the ideal destination for someone who likes to be active but also knows how to kick back and relax.
All of the beaches on the island are gorgeous and unique. Some are known to have waves while others are really calm and perfect for relaxing. My favorite beach is Saline. It’s a bit of a hike to get there so there aren’t as many people. It’s wide and the sand is soft and white. It’s known to be a NUDE friendly beach so leave your bikini top in the car. Shell Beach is a must-do for a sexy sunset. It’s a more sheltered, narrow beach with tons of seashells. Shellona is the restaurant that sits right on the beach and has such a chic vibe. Rosé, music, and sunset beach walk…dreamy! Gouverneur is easy to access and is the most crowded. There is plenty of space on the shore for a run and the views from the road leading down to the beach are incredible.
One thing that isn’t lacking in St. Barths is good food. OH, and delicious French bread available pretty much anywhere you go. Maya’s has amazing fresh dishes and the menu changes daily. It’s a yummy farm to table style restaurant right on the water. Simple, healthy, and light. Tamarin is such a sexy outdoor date night spot. They have really great cocktails, lots of romantic seating areas, and a ping pong table! Eden Rock is a perfect place for lunch. It’s where to go for a fun, boozy lunch with a DJ and grade-A people watching. Pasta and wine for dinner at L’isola is another must. The food is beyond! And at some point during a night out, dancing and drinks at Le Ti is a great idea.
There’s one gym on the island called Form Fitness and it has everything. It’s a small two story building with machines, free weights, studio for classes, and an outdoor CrossFit area. It does get really crowded at times, but other than that it’s a great island gym! Also, St. Barths is obviously an amazing place for beach/outdoor fitness. However, running on or near the road would be considered risking your life. For stand up paddle & kite boarding, Grand Cul Du Sac is the spot. There’s paddle boards for rent right on the beach. Like any island or city on the coast, seeing the land by boat is the best. There are tons of amazing spots to go by boat to snorkel and swim. A boat day in St. Barths is ideal!
The coolest part about the shops is that most of them are unique to the island or brands from France. There’s so many amazing clothing and gift boutiques that are worth checking out. I got a few amazing linen pieces, pretty flat sandals, and some dainty jewelry. You’ll also find all the bigger brands in a cute shopping area alongside the docks.