St Barth is the epitome of Caribbean French chic – and never more so than when enjoyed from the decks of a superyacht. The island’s capital Gustavia is one of the prettiest in the West Indies archipelago, while its beaches are the stuff of Caribbean dreams. Michelin starred restaurants, beaches and expensive boutiques abound – you simply have to decide which beach to grace, where to snorkel, and which desirable restaurant to book.
Best island for... Foodies
St Barth is French through and through – from its joie de vivre to its cool nonchalance, but most importantly, its great cuisine. The chefs on the island adapt traditional French dishes to suit the warmer climate, with lighter sauces and Caribbean fruits and spices make their way into more classic French dishes. Among several dozen high-quality places to eat on the island, a few really stand out. For French flavours try L’Espirit, L’Isola, Bonito, or La Langouste (the best Lobster Thermidor). For a romantic affair, head to Le Tamarin, and for breakfast try La Petite Colombe. If it’s Creole cuisine you are after though, Eddy’s Gehto is another favourite for breakfast, while Eden Rock’s The Sand Restaurant is the go-to favourite for lunch or dinner.
Must see... St Jean Beach
Beaches don’t get much livelier than the hip strip of sand that is St Jean Beach. Famous for beachside bistros, bronzed bodies, windsurfing, and the most popular island sport - people watching. It is also where you will find one of the most glamourous hotels in the Caribbean, the Eden Rock - St Barth first and most famous hotel sits proudly on the rocky promontory in St Jean Bay. Having undergone a recent rebuild, including new rooms and suites, there is also a new bar and restaurant, and the three cabin Eden Spa. The latter sports a nautical theme along with the local health and beauty brand Ligne St Barth.