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Top ChoiceIce Cream in Gustavia

Le Petit Deauville

The sublime, all-natural, fruit-based sorbets (such as pineapple, mango, guava and passion fruit) and rich, creamy ice creams (including roast chestnut, pistachio, chocolate and crème brûlée) handmade at this...

Top ChoiceBar in Gustavia

Le Select

Plastered in a pirate's chest of photos, T-shirts and other detritus collected during many a drunken night since 1949, Le Select is your quintessential salt-of-the-earth watering hole with cheap cold beers and...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Gustavia

Les Petits Carreaux

Artist Véronique Vandernoot's iconic hand-painted ceramic tiles appear at the entrance to every beach on the island, with bright Caribbean colors vividly evoking each location. You can watch Véronique paint and...

Top ChoiceLatin American in Gustavia

Bonito

One of St-Barth's most buzzed-about restaurants, Bonito cooks up a tantalizing blend of seafood-centric Latin American and French cuisine. A culinary journey might start with lobster ceviche, fold in grilled-beef...

Italian in Gustavia

L'Isoletta

The casual sibling of fine-dining establishment L'Isola has a chic terrace with outsized wooden furniture strewn with cushions. Pizzas (by the half-meter or meter, served on wooden planks) are the mainstay, along...

Thai in Gustavia

Black Ginger Thai to Go

Painted in bold jet black and carmine red, this sleek hole-in-the-wall slings delicious Thai dishes that can be heated up on-site for a portside picnic or bought cold for reheating in your apartment or villa...

Fusion in Gustavia

Eddy's Ghetto

Tucked behind a timber gate (look for the iguana motif on the stone pavement out front), this ironically named hideaway filled with tropical plants and wooden furniture is a perennial local favorite. The menu...

Sushi in Gustavia

Baz Bar

Many a band has whipped patrons into a dancing and clapping frenzy at Baz Bar, a wood-shingled harborside hangout in business since 1999. When there's no live music, it's still the go-to place for sushi and tapas...

Italian in Gustavia

L'Isola

So authentically Italian, you half expect to espy the Coliseum around the corner. This elegant restaurant will put tongue and tummy into a state of contentment from the antipasti to the dolci (dessert) courses....

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...

Thai in Gustavia

Black Ginger

Filled with glossy timber furniture and lush plants and lit by oversized lamps, this split-level space is a seductive spot for spicy Thai flavors. Menu standouts include mahi-mahi with black pepper, roasted Thai...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Gustavia

M'Bolo

This charismatic owner-run boutique is a great spot to pick up some classy gifts. Pick up handmade leather bracelets, St-Barth's-branded Laguiole knives or the owners' own premium rum that you are welcome to...

French in Gustavia

Le Repaire

In a prime spot on Gustavia's waterfront opposite the ferry terminal, this locally loved, reasonably priced brasserie serves solid French mains (steak tartare with raw egg, duck breast with honey and spices…)...

Juice Bar in Gustavia

Shankar Juice

Tucked upstairs in a small mall, Shankar's is a diamond find for freshly squeezed juices with names such as 'sweet green' (spinach, cucumber, apple and lemon), smoothies called 'purple rain' (acai, banana and...

Wine in Gustavia

Le Goût du Vin

Around 800 different labels are stocked at this superb wine shop, which also supplies many of the best restaurants, bars and resorts across the entire eastern Caribbean from its vast climate-controlled cellars....

Bar in Gustavia

Rhum Room

The Rhum Room is an extraordinary shrine to spirits with a mind-boggling lineup of around 650 rums from Anguilla to Venezuela, some of them aged as much as 30 years. If you're not a connoisseur ask the congenial...

Market in Gustavia

Fish Market

If you have your own kitchen, head to the covered, open-sided fish market to pick up the day's catch, all freshly unloaded off the fishing boats. Arrive early: the market closes once all is sold. It's also closed...

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...