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Overview Of St Barths

St Barths is a stunning volcanic mass of 8 square miles.  St Barths has a wonderful French flavour combined with the unique warmth and friendliness of the Caribbean.  It offers an incredible level of sophistication and stunningly beautiful beaches and landscapes.

You will feel you have landed in paradise when you arrive at Gustave III Airport.  St Barths or St Barth in French is truly one of the most naturally beautiful, peaceful and safe Islands in the world. Exceptional Villas provide luxury vacation rentals in St Barths. Book your St Barts Rental Villa with Exceptional St Barths today.

Villa rental next to the most beautiful beaches in the world

St Barths is part of the French West Indies and is one of the most chic and glamorous vacation destinations in the world.   It is also one of the safest vacation locations in the world with virtually no crime at all.  One of the few places where you can leave your car open with your bag inside and it will still be there when you return.  Some of the most stylish and wealthy people in the world have homes in St Barths and it attracts many celebrities.

The island is full of incredible restaurants, designer shopping, trendy bars and wonderful gourmet restaurants.   It is incredibly glamorous especially in the Capital Gustavia which is set against a back drop of luxury yachts and designer boutiques but there is also a wonderful down to earth side of the Island with its surprisingly dramatic and beautiful terrain, ranging from rocky peaks to picturesque coves,  stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear, warm turquoise waters. Have a look at our villa rentals in Gustavia.

St Barths is also appealing because of what it lacks.  There are no:

  • casinos
  • golf courses
  • major airports
  • high rise hotels
  • waterslides
  • man made attractions
  • It is a rare and resilient beauty and a true paradise.

    Covering just eight square miles, St Barths is one of the oldest volcanic islands in the Lesser Antilles.  It was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to the New World.  He re-named the island in honour of his brother, Bartholoméo.   Development in St Barths has been so carefully controlled.  It is not over developed with its growth being severely controlled.

    Preserving the natural beauty of the island has been a major priority so you'll find restored buildings that hark back to its days as a free port under Swedish rule and traditional Caribbean colonial-style houses, some brightly painted others white and cool behind their slatted shutters. St Barths also has a wonderful and diverse range of animals and birds, including iguanas, turtles, pelicans - the island's mascot - and the little hummingbirds, as well as quaint fishing villages, lagoons, forts and picturesque churches.

    St Barths offers some of the most beautiful and spectacular villa locations in the world.   We at Exceptional Villas have visited all of them and have handpicked the best of the best luxury vacation rentals especially for you.

    White sandy beaches in St Barths

    Useful Information

    Capital: Gustavia

    Language : French is the official language spoken but most people speak English as a second language.

    Time Difference: GMT/UTC - 4 hours

    Currency : Euro and US Dollar *

    Voltage : 220v

    Visa : For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

    Passport and Visa Information: As of 1 July 2005, U.S. and Canadian citizens must present proof of citizenship in the form of a valid passport. A return or onward ticket is also required of all visitors.

    *We recommend you take Euro as the primary currency. All prices in Shops and Restaurants are quoted in Euro and even though everywhere accepts US dollars, the exchange rate is not as good as at the bank.

    Weather Guide

    St Barths enjoys a hot, tropical climate tempered by cooling Trade Winds, with temperatures remaining high year-round.

    Rain showers are few and far between and non-stop sunshine is the order of most days. When rain does occur it tends to be a short downpour. However, tropical storms and hurricanes can occur between July and November.

    These figures show St Barths monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall. With average temperatures of 80°F, with peaks at 95°F and rarely less than 68°F, the island is the perfect sun-filled destination, especially during the cold winter months in the US or Europe.

    MonthTemp °CTemp °FRainfall(mm)Rainfall(in)


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