St Barts is open for business and is looking more beautiful than ever. The island is delighted to be welcoming guests after suffering damage caused during Hurricane Irma earlier this year. However, the island has recovered magnificently and welcomed their first guests in mid-November.
The island is starting to get back to normal with most restaurants and shops now open, and all beaches available to guests. The majority of our St Barts villas are ready to welcome guests and those hotels that have closed plan to be open by Summer 2018 at the latest. We are ready to book our guests into any of their favourite St Barts Villas this festive and Winter season.
We want to let all our clients know that after hurricane Irma St Barts is open for business and our St Barth Villa rentals are ready to book.
Flights to the island from San Juan and St Martin are back in operation, making it very easy to get here. St Barth Commuter is operating daily scheduled flights from St Martin and Guadeloupe, while Winair has in operation 3-4 flights daily.
St Barts is accessible from anywhere in the world.
Current and Future Reservations
A lot of my clients are getting in contact with me and trying to find out which restaurants are open and if it is a good idea to travel to the island?
Well, the answer is YES, it is a great time to travel, and you will get to experience an even better St Barts than before. The island is greener than ever, its lush landscape and perfect weather makes it the ideal choice for a sun destination with a chic twist. Plus, with your help, the island will get back on its feet that bit faster.
St Barts has come a long way in such a short few weeks with regular clients coming back to support the island. This support has brought back the buzz and atmosphere needed to revive the St Barts spark we all know and love. It is heartening to see, that for some guests when the villas they had booked would not be ready in time for their arrival these guests have still decided to travel and stay in another villa instead.
There are endless options of Villas in St Barts, and each owner is so delighted to have guests come rather than cancelling their trip so that they could give their support to their favourite island.
Read our Ultimate Travel Guide to St Barts
Are all the beaches on the island accessible?
Yes! Concerning the St Barts beaches, we are delighted to confirm that they are all open to visitors and are just as sandy as they were before the hurricane. The only section that is not open is the Western side of St Jean Beach, but guests can swim and go to any beach they wish.
Even better news is Nikki Beach will reopen in March so that you can enjoy one of the best Sunday brunches on the island very soon.
Some of our St Barts Villas come with exclusive VIP access to Eden Rock. Since the hotel has closed, the Eden Rock team have come up with a fantastic solution to ensure our guests can still have beach access and receive the VIP treatment which they so truly deserve.
From December 15th, guests who have booked a villa in St Barts with Eden Rock Access with Exceptional Villas will have access to a private serviced section on the beach at Lorient once booked with your concierge in advance. This arrangement will replace the previous service at St Jean Beach until further notice.
The famous Eden Rock Hotel is due to reopen early this Summer, and we expect to have a date for this in early 2018.
Shopping in St Barts
Shell Beach just in front of Shellona restaurant which is opening for the festive season (photo credit St Barth pour les Intimes)
St Barts Music Festival
The St Barts Music Festival will take place on January 2018 as planned and will be an exciting and fantastic time to visit. This year’s music festival offers an exciting program with some of the best music and dance performances from around the world. The festival commences on the 5th and 6th January and the main part of the event will follow from 14th -24th January with piano recitals, chamber music, jazz and opera. The performances will take place in quaint churches and community halls across St Barts. During the festival is an excellent time to visit as it provides visitors with lots of entertainment to enjoy during their trip.e
About Niamh McCarthy
Niamh is our Caribbean Travel Specialist and has an in-depth knowledge of all of the islands in the Caribbean. Niamh's qualifications are in the area of Business Management and Marketing with a Bachelor degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Relations. Niamh has worked for over 10 years in the travel industry and has also spent time working in the United States.