Best Time To Visit:
The island’s climate is warm year-round, but the social scene is at its very best around New Year’s Eve, and the legendary regattas - St Barts Bucket and Les Voiles de St Barts, held in late March and April each year.
Key Cruising Areas:
All cruises should include time in the glitzy Gustavia, as well as anchoring out at some of the many beautiful beaches found on St Barts and its surrounding islands and islets. If you are keen to explore more of the Caribbean, it is within easy reach of the nearby Dog Island, Anguilla, and St. Maarten.
The island’s superyacht regatta, St Barts Bucket. Held in late March, the island sees dozens of superyachts, including the impressive J Class, gather for a series of races.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining:
The list of excellent bars and restaurants is long on St Barts. One of the highlights is the island institution of Le Ti Saint Bart, where you can expect hilltop views, great food, and even better parties. Dining is superb at the soon-to-reopen Eden Rock and at L’Esprit Saline, where chef Jean-Claude Dufour showcases St Barts’ unique French Caribbean fusion food. For a sunset drink, head to the beachside restaurant Shellona, or the exclusive Nikki Beach.