When choosing St Barts as a charter destination you are sure to be in good company: a celebrity hotspot, St Barts can be like a Who’s Who of Hollywood over peak season and during the New Year period Gustavia hums with energy and transforms into a bustling hub. On board yacht parties are a popular way to dance the night away, but for those wanting to come ashore the island also boasts a number of exclusive beach clubs and bars including La Plage at Tom Beach Hotel. At midnight on New Years’s Eve, the sky will light up with a huge fireworks display that is breathtaking to see. Be prepared to party until the small hours and see the sunrise of the new year breaking across aquamarine waters.
Once the New Year has been seen in in style, guests can make the most of a New Year charter with all that the beautiful island, which combines a Caribbean vibe with a distinct French flair, has to offer. Take some time off your yacht to explore the island and enjoy the relaxed onshore vibe, with much to sample including luxury shopping and on-water restaurants offering Caribbean flavours, fresh seafood, rum and more.
The islands also boasts a number of stunning beaches, with sandy shores and clear warm water. For those who want to be seen St-Jean is a popular spot and close to shopping and dining. For something more secluded, have your crew bring you to shore and seek out your own tranquil spot. Only accessible by tender or walking, Colombier Beach is a popular swimming and snorkeling spot and a quiet anchorage, and the Anse des Flamanes is famous for its stretching powder white sands. Your knowledgeable crew will be able to help you seek out the perfect spot to spend a day, or enjoy a beach picnic made up of fresh local fare.
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To discuss creating your bespoke yacht charter holiday in St Barts please contact the IYC Charter team or the office most convenient to you. IYC has offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale, Newport, Nantucket, St. Maarten, Monaco, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Malta and Turkey. To contact an IYC office click here.