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St Barts Villas

St Barts is one of the world's most sophisticated and stylish islands. But what makes St Barts Special?

It is a tiny perfect tropical paradise with 14 exquisite beaches, world-class shopping, over 80 excellent restaurants, exquisite beauty, and fantastic year-round weather.

It is a highly luxurious destination with over 400 Luxury St Barts Villas from which to choose and several great 5-star hotels. It is full of designer shops, and at any one time, you can see up to 90 super-yachts moored in the Bay of the Capital, Gustavia.

It is little wonder that the island is so popular among the rich and famous. Our Villas in St Barts are, without a doubt, some of the best in the world. These attributes, combined with the stunning views, myriad of things to do, and pure turquoise waters, make St Barts a vacation. destination of dreams.

St Barts Villa Rentals

We are delighted to present the most extensive collection of personally inspected and vetted Luxury St Barts Villas at Exceptional Villas.

Each of them has been selected based on our exceptional criteria, which is why we spend a lot of time on the island to ensure all our properties are of the highest standard possible.

Of course, many of our St Barts Villas for rent have fantastic beachfront locations. However, our discerning repeat clients also like to book one of the hillside luxury villas on the island. Most of these properties have jaw-dropping views of the surrounding islands and ocean. They also allow guests the flexibility of enjoying one of the 14 stunning tropical beaches.

Every Villa you book comes with daily housekeeping as standard. Still, if you want to be pampered on vacation and have the ultimate luxury, we are pleased to organize chefs, butlers, and housekeepers before your arrival.

Many of our clients like to have staff on some of their days on the island. This flexibility also allows guests to enjoy the islands' fabulous restaurants and only pay for the service when they like it.

It is hard to beat the sunset in St Barts; some of the sunset views on the island overlook Shell Beach, the west of Gustavia and Corossol. Our favorites include Villa Vitti, Fleur de Cactus, and Axel Rocks.

To find out more, read our blog, Top 5 St Barts villa rentals with the best sunset views.

What is the best area of St Barts?

There are St Barts Vacation Rentals in every area of the island; they all offer different views or different landscapes of the island, and they are all beautiful.

If you want to be close to restaurants and shops, we recommend staying around St Jean or Gustavia but remember the island is very small, and you will get anywhere in a maximum of 20 minutes drive. Other places like Gouverneur, Cul-de-sac, and Colombier are quieter and offer more privacy.

Finally, we recommend Toiny on the Atlantic side of St Barth for clients who love wild beauty and total tranquility.

First-time clients to St Barth often request to book a beachfront villa, but most returning guests will ask for a villa on one of the hillsides. This choice is because the views from almost all the higher-up villas are exquisite, and guests like to explore all 14 stunning beaches and not be limited to just one while on vacation.

Because the island is so tiny and easy to get around, we recommend you pick your favorite Villa rather than the area. The only exception is if you want to be in the middle of the action, in which case we recommend you stay in the Capitial Gustavia.

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How Much is it to Rent a Villa in St Barts?

St Barts is a super luxury destination, so some of the St Barts Vacation Rentals are very high-end. However, there are many beautiful and affordable villas to rent on the island, such as Villa Colibri, Villa Alphane, and Villa Bonbonniere, which start at US$450 per night for four people in the low season.

The other wonderful thing about a vacation in St Barts is that the food markets have the same prices as in France. So unlike many other Caribbean Islands, groceries, wines, champagnes, and other essential items are not penalized by high importation taxes making St Barts surprisingly good value when you are on the island.

What villa did the Kardashians stay at in St Barts?

The Kardashians stayed at La Banane Villa in Lorient while filming an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians in 2015. It's a big 1950's chic Villa that is surprisingly modest.

More recently, Kylie and famous rap singer Tyga rented out Villa Neo in St-Jean, which prices up to US$275,000 weekly during the festive season. It is one of the island's most exquisite and luxurious villas.

Which celebrities go to St Barts?

St Barts has long been a vacation haven for the rich and famous, many naming it their favorite destination. The first tourism to the island began in the 1950s with the building of the famous Eden Rock Hotel by local politician Rémy de Haenen.

However, even in the early days, the island attracted some of the world's most famous people, such as Howard Huges and Greta Garbo.

It is very likely that when visiting St Barts, you will spot or bump into several celebrities on the beaches or in the restaurants.

Some of the more famous who either own homes on the island or are regular visitors include Paul McCartney, Madonna, Roman Abramovich, Leonardo Di Caprio, Mike Tyson, Jeff Bezos, Beyonce, Jay Z, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Usain Bolt, Nicole Richie, Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio and, of course, The Kardashians.

How big is St Barts?

Considering how many fantastic beaches, restaurants, and shops there are on the island, St Barts is relatively tiny.

The island has a total size of just  25 square kilometers (9.7 sq mi). It is just 2.5 square kilometers wide (4 mi) and 17.5 km or (11 mi) from tip to toe. So it only takes about 1 hour to drive around the island.

Where is St Barts located?

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, St Barts is officially an overseas territory of France. Its closest neighbors are St Martin, just 22miles away, and Anguilla, which is 26 miles away. The other islands nearby include St Kitts, Nevis, Saba, and St Eustatius.

Do i need a car in St Barts?

We highly recommend you take a car rental in St Barts. Many of the villas are up steep roads, and one of the joys of the island is spending time exploring all the fantastic beaches, hidden coves, and many restaurants.

Should you prefer not to drive, there are taxis available, but they are expensive compared to the distance traveled.

When is the best time to travel to St Barts?

St Barts is lucky to experience fabulous weather almost year-round. The climate is tropical, and the temperatures do not vary much throughout the year, with minimum temperatures starting at 23 degrees Celsius (73 °F) in the winter and maximum temperatures around 32 °C (90 °F) in the summer.

However, the winter months between November and April are slightly cooler and less humid than the summer. For this reason, it is the more popular high season on the island.

The low season is between May and August and can be hotter and more humid, especially in the later summer. You will likely experience more rainfall during these months. However, it rarely rains for long, and the sun is almost always close.

The only time we don't recommend travel to St Barts is from late August to the beginning of September as this is the hurricane season.

What language do people speak in St Barts?

French is the primary language of St Barts. Most of the staff working on the island are French natives; however, everyone speaks English.

What currencies do they use in St Barts?

Euro is the main currency of St Barts. However, all the Villa Rental prices are in US dollars.

All the shops and restaurants on the island will also accept US dollars but paying in Euro offers better value, so we recommend you exchange your currency before arrival or in one of the island's banks.

What plugs do they use in St Barts?

The island has the same voltage and plug type as mainland Europe. It is 220 volts and has a round 2-pin plug. Some villas will also have American sockets, but if you travel from the US, it is best to bring adaptors.

Many of the luxury villas in St Barts will also supply adaptors.

What is the tipping policy in St Barts?

There is no gratuity policy in St Barts as most bills include service.

However, like everyone in the world, the staff greatly appreciate a tip if you are satisfied with the service.

Which are the best restaurants in St Barts?

St Barts has over 80 restaurants, many of which are among the world's best. But some of our favorite restaurants include Bagatelle, Bonito, L'Isola and Le Tamarin.

If you want to know more, read our blog on The Best Restaurants in St Barts.

Is St Barts Safe?

It is one of the safest vacation locations in the world, with virtually no crime at all.

When you are on your St Barts vacation, you will enjoy that it is one of the only places in the world where you can still leave your car open and your bag inside, and it will be there when you return!

What is there to do in St Barts?

The island of Saint Barthelemy is genuinely unique. It has all the incredible beauty of the Caribbean combined with a wonderfully authentic French flavor and an extraordinary level of sophistication not seen on any other island.

Considering St Barts's size, there is a lot to do and see, and you will never be bored.

Let's delve deeper into some of the Top Activities in St Barts!

St Barts Beaches

St Barts' tropical beaches are among the best in the world. There are 14 exquisite and unique beaches from which to choose. Each is unique, and many are lovely for swimming with soft white sands and calm turquoise waters.

One of the best aspects of a St. Barts Vacation is to spend a day on each of them and enjoy a completely different experience. To learn more, read our blog on the best beaches in St Barts.

Our concierge team at Exceptional Villas or on-island will be delighted to organize a picnic for you to enjoy. Alternatively, many beaches have fabulous restaurants like Shellona on Shell Beach, Tom Beach on St-Jean, La Case on Flamands Beach, and The Beach Club at Hotel Le Toiny.

Shopping in St Barts

St Barts is hands down the best Caribbean island for fashion shopping. There are two main areas on the island.  Gustavia is the capital of St Barts, and the town is full of designer boutiques and famous brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Ralph Lauren, and Cartier.

In addition, there is also an excellent selection of local designers selling chic island fashions, such as Vanita Rosa, Calypso St Barth, Poupette St Barth, and Lolita Jaca.

The other area full of gorgeous boutiques is St-Jean, close to the airport and The Eden Rock Hotel.  In addition, all the hotels have fabulous boutiques, and many of the island's restaurants host fashion shows from their in-house boutiques.

The fashion scene in St Barts is, without a doubt, among the best in the Caribbean.

Beautiful Scenery

But the island of St Barts also has a romantic, down-to-earth side. There are some astonishing dramatic and beautiful landscapes to explore, ranging from rocky peaks to picturesque coves, small hidden harbors, stunning white sandy beaches, and crystal clear warm turquoise waters.

Hiking

The island has some great hiking, and one of our favorite hikes is from Flamands Beach to Colombier Beach. The only way to get to this stunning beach is by foot or boat, and the beach is generally tranquil even in the high season.

If you want to visit quieter and secluded beaches, you can also explore the calm waters of Petit Cul De Sac Beach. There is also some excellent hiking above Toiny Beach. From here, you will experience breathtaking views of the rugged Atlantic coast of the island.

One of the island's most popular hikes is along Anse de Grand Fond. The path leaves from the southern end of Toiny Beach and ends at a stunning spot locally nicknamed the washing machine.

Watersports

Towards the north of St Barts, you will find the lovely town of St Jean, home to one of the island's most beautiful and well-known beaches. St-Jean is also where you will find many of the island's watersports. In addition, there is excellent Kite surfing off the beach at Grand Cul de Sac for the adventurous.

If you love to surf, then the beach at Toiny is the perfect place to catch some great waves.

There are many things to do that have easy access when visiting this beautiful island. There is excellent Deep-Sea Fishing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, and a wide variety of water sports in the bay or along the beaches.

Why Book with Exceptional Villas?

Exceptional Villas are proud to be the number one villa rental company globally on Trust Pilot, with more 5-star reviews than any other company. We have put the truth back into travel and provide unbiased advice on both the location and properties, helping clients make the right choices.

The Exceptional Villas team are real experts on the destinations they represent. Therefore, we guarantee both the best prices and the best service.

Our Team

St Barts is one of our most popular destinations, and we are fortunate that many of our team have spent a lot of time on the island. Niamh, Gwladys, Paul, Linda, Alex, Noreen, and Aoife are all extremely familiar with St Barts and love working with clients to find the perfect property. Gwladys has also lived on the island for many years and is a mine of information.

The team's expertise lies in understanding their client's needs and dreams and then matching the Villa to those dreams to ensure their clients have a well-deserved break and a vacation of their dreams.

Complimentary Concierge

We are delighted to offer a pre-arrival complimentary concierge service for all our clients. Noreen and Elaine are our two St. Barts Concierges, and both know the island intimately.

They can book and recommend all the best restaurants and things to do. Noreen and Elaine also handle pre-stocking your Villa, ground transportation, car rental, boat hire, massages, chef and staff services, and so much more.

Once you arrive in St Barts, our on-island concierge team takes over and handles changes or last-minute requests. Then, all you need to do is relax and enjoy your vacation.*}

What do we like most about St Barts?

The island is lovely and chic, with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

There are over 400 luxury St Barts Villas.  Many have breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches, and surrounding islands.

It is also home to some of the world's most luxurious real estate. The shopping is incredible with a great selection of designer and island-chic shops.

For such a tiny island, it has an incredible selection of restaurants.

What's Unique about St Barts?

Authentic French culture in the middle of the Caribbean makes St Barts a unique destination.

St Barts is one of the most fashionable and chic destinations globally.

St Barts is one of the safest destinations in the world. It is a gourmet heaven with ingredients flown in every day from Paris.

St Barts has the second shortest runway in the world, making flying into St Barts a thrill.

What do our clients like most about St Barts?

The beaches and the sheer beauty of the island are hard to beat.

The fun. St Barts has excellent beach clubs, vibrant nightlife, and a great selection of excellent restaurants.

The fact that the island is so safe.

Conclusion

As you begin your St Barts vacation, you will feel like you have landed in paradise. It is one of the world's most naturally beautiful, peaceful, and safe islands. Exceptional Villas are delighted to provide only the most luxurious Villas and perfect Luxury retreats in St Barts.

Should you wish to read more about this exquisite island, we highly recommend you take a read of our Ultimate St Barts Guide.

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