DEEP SEA FISHING
The Atlantic waters to the east of St Barths offer good fishing. Fish you might find include Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin and Kingfish. Day and half day trips can be arranged through water sports companies such as Ocean Must Marina and Nautica FWI.
St Barths offers a good variety of offshore day trips by luxury crewed motor yacht, sailing yachts as well as Catamarans. This is a great way to go to some of the remoter beaches such as the Anse de Colombier in the northwest. But you could also head to other islands such as St Martin or Anguilla or stay close by and visit Ile Fourchue which as a lovely protected beach. Sunset cruises can also be arranged.
St Barths is wonderful for hiking and it is a great way to explore St Barths. There are hiking paths all over the island and you can literally go for half an hour or four hours. Particularly lovely hikes are to Colombier and around Toiny where the scenery is wilder and spectacular. Hiking leaflets are available.
Galop des Iles is based at Ranch des Flamand’s, high above the coast between Anse de Cayes and Flamands in North-western St Barths. The stables offer rides through the rocky terrain in this area and along Flamands beach.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
There are great opportunities for both Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in St Barths due to the many underwater reefs in several of the bays. Many of the diving sites have interesting structures including some large caves and there are two wrecks. The best area however is in the North West of St Barths in Colombier and around Pain de Sucre which is an islet just off Gustavia Harbor and around Coco Islet. There are several scuba diving companies that offer equipment and trips. There is also a marine reserve with sections in the west off Gustavia and in the east towards the Atlantic. Padi Certification is available.
In house spa treatments can be arranged in all our villas however if you prefer to go out to a spa both the Guanahani and Hotel St Barths Isle de France have nice spas.
The best beaches to partake in water sports in St Barths include St Jean and Grand Cul de Sac. There is also good windsurfing with steady moderate trade winds of 10-20 knots.
Court times can be arranged, for a fee (around €15-20) at the Flamboyant courts in Grand Cul de Sac. There are also some courts in Colombier. Several tournaments are organized every year, including a major event in August which welcomes the participation of visitors for friendly competition
There are three independent fitness clubs on the island. Yoga classes and individual instruction are available in beautiful outdoor sites. Personal trainers are available and will go to your villa upon request.
St Barts Adventure
A one of a kind experience, St Barth Adventure rents quads, scooters and organizes guided tours of the island throughout the year. Accessible to everyone, a quad makes it easy to get around St Barths in total safety.