Top ChoiceBeach in St-Barthélemy

Plage de Colombier

This is the tropical paradise you've daydreamed about: a dazzling, secluded white-sand carpet lapped by turquoise waters and backed by undulating hills. The bay is ideal for swimming and snorkeling around the...

Top ChoiceBeach in Anse de Grande Saline

Plage de Saline

Secluded Plage de Saline is the most photogenic and serene of all St-Barth's beaches. Bookended by rocky hillside, this sweep of golden sand is ideal for working on your tan and frolicking in the crashing surf,...

Top ChoiceBeach in St-Barthélemy

Plage de Gouverneur

Cradled by high cliffs and untouched nature, Gouverneur is a gorgeous, broad, secluded sandy beach fringing a U-shaped bay. It’s splendid for sunbathing and for picnics. The lack of visitors – even in high season...

Beach in Grand Cul-de-Sac & Pointe Milou

Plage de Grand Cul-de-Sac

Count the shades of blue and turquoise while chilling on the gleaming sands of this dreamy lagoon, where you can wade through knee- or thigh-deep water pretty much all the way to a protective reef (snorkeling...

Beach in Flamands

Plage des Flamands

The widest beach on the island, Flamands' clear waters seduce beachgoers and surfers when the swell's up. Most of its shadeless sweep is backed by private houses along with a couple of hotels toward the eastern...

Beach in Gustavia

Shell Beach

In case you're tired of getting powdery-white sand everywhere, take the five-minute saunter from the harbor to this midsize beach awash with tiny crunched seashells. Although the water gets deep quickly, it's...

Beach in Lorient

Plage de Lorient

With calm waters at its eastern end and gentle surf at the western end, this coral-reef-cradled curve of golden sand is one of St-Barth's most family-friendly beaches. The reef is ideal for snorkeling amid...

Beach in St-Jean

Plage de St Jean

St Jean's beach is separated by the Eden Rock hotel. The western section is a fairly narrow strip right below the tiny airport, making it a favorite among plane-spotters. This is also the more active side, good...

Church in Gustavia

St Bartholomew's Anglican Church

Completed in 1855 from French bricks and limestone, local stone and Sint Eustatius volcanic black rock, white-painted St Bartholomew's has an open-sided design with original pine pews and louvered shutters that...

Ruins in Gustavia

Fort Gustave

Built in 1787 by the Swedish as one of three forts to protect the harbor, this site today has the remains of a vaguely bottle-shaped lighthouse along with vestiges of a stone guardhouse, cisterns and four cannon,...

Museum in Gustavia

Wall House Museum

An imposing stone building from the Swedish period at the tip of the peninsula houses a modest collection of oil lamps, period furniture, farming tools, fishing boats and other relics of yesteryear that sadly...

Beach in St-Barthélemy

Plage de Toiny

Not suitable for swimming due to hefty currents, Toiny enjoys a stellar reputation among surfers thanks to its exposed reef break and fairly consistent waves. You'll rarely have crowds to deal with but be aware...

Museum in Gustavia

Le P’tit Collectionneur

A diverse array of objects ranging from oil lamps, old nautical equipment and model ships to 18th‑century British smoking pipes and the island’s first phonograph tell the story of St-Barth’s colorful history at...