Escape the Daily Grind to the Tropical Bliss of St Barts

Posted by on November 6, 2021

Picture yourself on the deck of a luxury superyacht, with nothing but sparkling turquoise waters, stunning white-sand beaches and blue skies as far as the eye can see around you. In the distance the green and rocky landscape of the island of St Barts glistens as you take a sip of your drink, listening to the crash of the waves on the shore. All this, and so much more await you on your St Barts yacht charter.

St Barts Yacht Charter

The most expensive island in the Caribbean, do not let its elite crowd of visitors dissuade you – this exclusive tropical gem retains a magical allure, which is celebrated by visitors and locals alike. Located in the far region of the French West Indies, the volcanic island of Saint Barthélemy, more commonly known as St.Barts, is home to 22 pristine beaches, a thriving nightlife and cosmopolitan towns. Favoured among yacht and sailing enthusiasts alike, due to its calm weather conditions, warm temperatures and smooth currents, the island hosts the famous St Barts Bucket Regatta every spring. Leading superyachts from around the globe come to compete and watch the race, creating a unique atmosphere unlike any other.

St Barts Yacht Charter

Begin your St Barts yacht charter by docking at the picturesque capital city, Gustavia. Best known for its charming colonial buildings that highlight the island’s rich past, wander through the streets of this horse-shaped harbour town before stopping for lunch and a luxury fashion show. Afterwards, head to the Quai de République, home to more than 200 designer and luxury boutiques to indulge in some high-end shopping. If you still have energy left after that, the hike up to the historic 17th-century Fort Gustav III perched above the city, is well worth it as it overlooks the famous Shell Beach and offers spectacular views. A former Swedish battery, it is a key location to learn more about Sweden’s history on the island.

If you’d like to immerse yourself in the island’s intricate history one day, then head further inland to the territorial museum known as “Wall House”. This small museum offers a well-preserved look at St Barts rich past, as does the Catholic Church of Gustavia and its bell tower, which dates back to 1829. Afterwards, enjoy dining out at one of the fine dining options available on the island, ranging from French to Caribbean dishes and fusion of them both.

St Barts Yacht Charter

Retreat into nature early the next day and hike of one the two coastal trails to the tranquil beach of Colombier. Start by the sands of Flamands Beach for an easy hike, or by the shores of the popular Grand Fond Beach, a more challenging hike, which leads to a hidden nature pool. Unwind in the calm, azure waters in seclusion afterwards and take the several beautiful rock formations. If you enjoy watersports, head to the Baie de St.Jean, a protected bay, which is ideal for kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddleboarding or to Pain de Sucre, a popular diving site home to tropical fish and underwater tunnels.

With all this and more to explore on St Barts, why not explore your options to book a charter yacht today?