Captain Alex of Motoryacht Bacchus (142' Trinity) has cruised worldwide over the years, but when it comes to luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean region, St. Barths remains one of his preferred spots.
St. Barths (officially known as Saint Barthélemy) is a beautiful island that speaks of class and finesse. Whether guests enjoy going out for an afternoon of people-watching, prefer the peace of the mountains, the privacy of a solitary anchorage or designer shopping, St. Barths caters to everyone. With an exclusive atmosphere that attracts the rich and famous, its natural beauty and white-sand beaches beckon all of us.
The diverse cultural heritage of St. Barths translates into a myriad culinary options, there are fabulous choices for French, American and Caribbean cuisine. St. Barths is eclectic and high-end, at times making you forget you are in a Caribbean island and transporting you to a classic corner of France.
St. Barths is coveniently located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of St. Martin and north of St. Kitts. Puerto Rico is 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the west, making it a very easy destination for charter guests coming from all over the world.
There are 22 public beaches in St. Barths, most are called “Anse de...” (Beach of), and 15 of these are appropriate for swimming. Generally speaking, the beaches on the leeward side offer calmer waters as they are protected by the island’s natural geography, hills and reefs. The beaches on the windward side are favored by windsurfers.
Facts About St Barths
- Capital: Gustavia
- Official Language: French
- English is understood in hotels and restaurants,
- Sovereign State: France
- Total Area: 25 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
- Population: 9,035 (2014 est)
- Currency: Euro €