St Barts (St. Barths/St. Barthelemy) Yacht Charters

Fact File for St Barts (St.Barths/St.Barthelemy)

Intimate and charming, the island of St Barts features quaint houses with colorful roofs and pastel facades lining picturesque verdant hillsides. Each visitor will find something for themselves, whether they look for tranquil beaches for swimming and snorkeling, or windy bays for windsurfing. Gastronomes will be pleased to savor rich French and Creole cuisines in local gourmet establishments. The island is very appreciated by the world’s jetsetters, celebrities and millionaires.

COORDINATES: 17º54N, 62º50W

LANGUAGE: French

CAPITAL: Gustavia

WEATHER: Tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year averaging from 26C to 32C (79-90F). May-November is the rainy season while December-April is the dry season.

BEST TIME TO CHARTER: December-April

AIRPORTS: Gustaf III Airport (SBH) 

TIME: UTC-4

CURRENCY: EUR; USD accepted in most places; major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard accepted in major establishments.

ELECTRICITY: 230 V, 60 Hz

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

  • 1 Jan - New Year's Day
  • Feb/Mar - Mardi Gras
  • Mar/Apr - Good Friday, Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labor Day
  • 8 May - Victory Day
  • May/Jun - Whit Monday
  • 14 Jul - Bastille Day
  • 15 Aug - Assumption Day
  • 24 Aug - Saint Bartholomew Day
  • 1 Nov - All Saints Day
  • 11 Nov - Armistice
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day

MAIN PORTS AND MARINAS: Gustavia, Saint Jean

RECOMMENDED BEACHES: Anse Colombier, Anse du Gouverneur, Anse de Grande Saline

CULTURAL: A taste of metropolitan France in the Caribbean, St Barts is a laidback yet very chic island. The port of Gustavia is lined with stylish boutiques and fine restaurants and the entire island is considered as playground of the world's rich and famous.

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