St Barths is one of the most exclusive islands in the Caribbean offering a chic atmosphere with a wonderful French flavour. One of the best ways to see St Barths is to take a drive around this stunning island which is only 8 square miles and experience what the Top 5 Beaches in St Barths have to offer.
On a recent trip to the island I had the pleasure of enjoying an hour on every beach in St Barths, going to the beach is one of my favourite things to do in St Barts, and here are my top 5 recommended beaches as well as my own personal photos.
1. Saline Beach
My personal favourite beach in St Barth has to be Saline. It is one of the most beautiful powdery white sandy beaches on the island and you can swim safely here too. What I love most about the beach is the fact that you need to walk for a few minutes from the car park before you can reach the sand. It is a hidden gem where you pass wild goats and climb over a small hill and once you catch a glimpse of the green, blue and turquoise accents in the sea you will feel you have landed in paradise.
Top Tip: Bring a picnic and cooler with you for lunch as there is no beach bar and stop in Meat & Potatoes for dinner on the way home. Yum!
2. St Jean Beach
St Jean beach is the most famous beach on the island and we consider it to be one of the best Caribbean Beaches. The beach is the place to be in the high season where you can enjoy a swim in the wonderful turquoise waters. The beach is divided into two with Nikki beach on one side and St Jean on the other side.
Nikki beach is a great place to soak up the St Barths atmosphere and enjoy a cocktail or two.
In between these two glorious beaches you have the World Famous Eden Rock Hotel. Many of our St Barts villas come with complimentary access to the Eden Rock Hotel.
Top Tip: Have lunch in the Sand Bar at Eden Rock or for a more laid back atmosphere, enjoy lunch at La Plage restaurant and you can use the sun loungers here too. Enjoy some water-sports on the beach as it is one of the few beaches where you can rent hobie cats and kayaks. (This is also possible on Grand-Cul-De-Sac Beach)
3. Gouverneur Beach
If you ask anyone in St Barths what their favourite beach is they will most likely say Gouverneur. The beach is also a favourite of mine and many of our guests who stay in our villa rentals. The beach is calm and is one of the nicest to walk and jog on. Gouverneur is a beautiful beach to swim on and offers the most striking colours and tones from the sea.
Top Tip: You could spend the entire day here without realizing it. There is no beach bar or restaurant so I would advise you to bring some lunch. Also make sure you take sun screen with you as it can get very hot from midday to late afternoon. Villa Oto where I stayed offers the most stunning views of this beach.