Plan a boat trip with or without a skipper to discover the many islands around St Barth or dawdle along the coastline. Yachts and motorboats are available for hire all year round.
For underwater enthusiasts who want to stay dry, one company offers submarine trips.
Opt for a mask and snorkel or scuba diving and discover the underwater world surrounding the island. Shallow and classified as a ‘nature reserve’, the sea bed will reveal rare and protected species such as the famous sea turtles, tropical fish and even coral reefs.
SURF, JET SKI, WINDSURFING, WATER SKIING
Water sports enthusiasts gather on the beaches of Saint Jean and Grand Cul-de-Sac to enjoy seaside thrills. The island is not short of opportunities for jet ski rides or windsurfing trips, and surfers will appreciate the breakers on Toigny beach to the south-west of the island or Lorient beach near Saint Jean.
TENNIS AND GOLF
Want to let off steam? Fit a tennis or golf game into your day. The island has plenty of public tennis courts, and some residences and hotels even have their own private courts.
The golf course is located in the Cul de Sac district to the east of the island (for more information telephone 05 90 27 72 55).
Discover St Barth from the air! Clear blue waters, white sandy coastlines, islets… Enjoy your first flight from the famous St Barth runway.
The island of St Barth is becoming increasingly renowned for its intelligent big-game fishing practices. Head offshore and fish for sea bream, barracuda, tuna and marlin.
TAKE A STROLL
St Barth has an abundance of beautiful Caribbean beaches all around the island. White sand, coconut palms, calm waters and blue lagoons… The most touristy beaches offer restaurants and shops where you can combine relaxation and recreation. Saint Jean beach, the main beach of the island, is the perfect location to work on your tan whilst enjoying a lunchtime salad and taking advantage of the aquatic activities on offer. Wilder and more hidden, Saline beach is accessible via a small sandy path and offers its visitors a true haven of peace and tranquillity. There are few dwellings along this part of the coastline, and yoga practitioners come here at dawn to perform their exercises.
Find the very latest trends in the island’s many boutiques, the majority duty free. Off the rack, top designers, luxury jewellers and small creators, galleries of contemporary designer items… Every style is represented!
Located on Corossol beach, this museum contains a unique collection of shells from all over the world with a total of more than 9,000 exhibits.
THE WALL HOUSE MUSEUM
Found in Gustavia harbour, this museum presents pictorial documents and artefacts from St Barth’s past, all housed within a recently restored historic building dating from the Swedish period (1785-1878).