St Barths is true island incarnation of the phrase “more just a pretty face,” as there is so much to this island’s charm beyond its sublime turquoise seas and sandy bays. While this beautiful escape certainly provides pristine beaches and natural beauty, there are also a wide variety of other activities such as water sports, yachting and fine-quality wellness experiences on offer to travellers who choose to grace its shores.
We know that fully embracing a destination can be a somewhat-daunting experience, though, which is why a luxury villa vacation in St Barts with Rental Escapes aims to totally minimise the stress of organising a holiday. Whether you’re familiar with this charming island or you’re planning your first visit, allow us to surprise you as we send you into your own tropical haven, nestled within the lush landscapes and relaxed lifestyle of St Barts.
What to do
St Barths offers some truly world-class beaches, with the sprawling Anse de Grande Saline recently classified as number five in the world, as well as a host of other beautiful bays on offer. You’re always certain to find a beach that is near empty – even at peak times – leaving the glistening sand and the glimmering sea at your disposal. For those seeking beaches with bars, restaurants, and watersports, the larger bays of St Jean and Grand Cul de Sac are an excellent choice, while total seclusion can be found at the beaches Gouverneur, Marigot, and Lorient. A yacht charter is an excellent way to make the most of the island’s variety of beaches, allowing you to discover the tiniest of coves and move with the ocean’s gentle rhythm.
Having spent the day making the most of the island’s offerings, the afternoon and evening hours are well-spent sampling the local fare. With fresh meats, fish, seafood; and a rich heritage behind them, chefs take pleasure in surprising visitors to the island with delightful fusion dishes. With many Rental Escapes villas located near the finest eateries and bars of St Barts, we aim to provide our clients with an effortless way of enjoying the island’s culinary traditions.
Where to stay
Deciding where to stay in St Bart’s will depend on individual preference, with a variety of fine hotels and vacation rentals available in various locations. While a hotel will often provide you with the greatest possible ease when it comes to accessing bars and restaurants, most of their establishments are open to non-hotel guests as well, while a luxury villa rental can also provide the kind of privacy and peacefulness a hotel just can’t match.
When it comes to deciding upon the exact location, this will again depend on how close you wish to find yourself to bars, restaurants and other amenities – however, given the small size of the island, you’ll never be too far from anything. The more developed neighbourhoods of St Jean and Gustavia are ideal for those wanting to stay near a hub (of sorts), while a hotel or a villa nestled within the island’s lush volcanic hills or next to a secluded bay can make for a more tranquil alternative.
With a wealth of knowledge and expertise at your service, a vacation with Rental Escapes will carefully take into account your personal preferences. Allow us to help you plan and discover one of the Caribbean’s best islands, with a bespoke holiday villa and personalised concierge service ensuring it’s a trip you’ll never forget.