St Barthelemy, or know for short as St Barth, is a tiny island in the Caribbean sea just 26 kilometres square, 56 miles Northwest of Barbuda. It’s perfect for honeymoon couples looking for peace and quiet with luxury hotels and a choice of excellent restaurants. The calm seas and sloping beaches are also idea for children, which makes it also appealing for family beach holidays.
How to get to St Barts from the UK
There are no direct flights from any of the UK airports to St Barth, however Air France and KLM do offer flights to St Maarten via Paris or Amsterdam. From St Maarten you can take a connecting flight to Gustave III airport on St Barth. Alternatively, there is also a ferry service between the two islands.
Top things to do in St Barth
It really is an island to chill and relax and enjoy the wonderful beaches, 22 in total all uncrowded with with soft sand. However, here are a few things to consider when in St Barthelemy
Turtle Spotting – From April to August female turtles will lay their eggs on the beaches.
Sailing – the island of St Barth is a great stop off point for the popular sailing islands of Antigua and Virgin Gorda. Regattas are often hosted in the waters off St Barth.
Surfing – Catch some great surf at Toiny, anse des Cayes, Lorient or Saint-Jean.
Shopping – St Barth is a duty free port so look our for some great discounts in the designer and jewellery shops as well as locally made straw crafts.
Scuba Diving – There is a marine park just off the west coast of the island of St Barth which offers excellent visibility. When diving you can often see the variety of hard and soft corals as well as reef fish, turtles and stingrays.
Caribbean Honeymoons in St Barth
St Barts is made for honeymoon couples and the hotels are worth the travelling to get there. Ultimate luxury and Relais & Chateaux rated hotels await you in St Barts. It’s hard to pick a favourite for honeymoon couples but the Eden Rock offers 34 rooms in a luxury boutique style accommodation starting from £1999 per person with flights from London. If you want total luxury and isolation you could rent a 2-bedroom villa with sea views such as the Villa Maco Lodge from £1000 per night.
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Caribbean Family holidays in St Barts
The islands beaches are perfect for children whose parents love a little luxury. The Hotel Guanahani & Spa offers a choice of accommodation starting from Garden view rooms and also is the only hotel with a kids club. Prices from £2000 per person per week with flights. Let goeasy travel help you plan the perfect holiday package for you and your family and friends Holiday Planner
Caribbean Luxury Holidays in St Barts
St Barts really can offer total luxury for you and your family or friends. With over 30 hotels offering a wide range of accommodation as well as over 400 private villas available to rent. If you want to get away from it all then consider renting a private villa with prices starting from £1000 per night. Or upgrade to a beach-front suite or villa at the Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France
Getting Married in St Barts
Weddings are possible in St Barts, however, there is a minimum residency of at least one month and 10 days. The documentation for the wedding will take 3 weeks to process and original copies of all legal documents are required.
Legal documents required – Birth Certificates, If divorced, original Absolute, If adopted, Adoption certificate, if widowed, death certificate, if under 18 years of age written parental consent, change of name, Deed poll certificate, documents translated into French.
Also required is a valid residency card, blood test and medical certificates as well as two witnesses for the day of the wedding.
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For more information browse the official website for the St Barthelemy Tourist Board
Country St Barts
Languages spoken French English
Visa requirements None for UK passport holders for stays up to 30 days. full valid passport required.