St. Barts

City Spotlights

Nikki Beach

Like its sister club in St. Tropez, this buzzing beach club is the definition of daytime partying. The crowd is beautiful and the food is surprisingly excellent.

La Plage

This day-and-night spot has an authentic island spirit, mixed with luxurious European-style touches. Stop by the I Love Friday party.

Natural Pool: Grand Fond


Though the beach here isn’t for swimming, it’s one of the wildest, most dramatic spots on the island. A great place to get away from it all. Be sure to explore the little caves around the boulders.

Colombier


If you’re in the mood for a romantic picnic, grab a bottle of wine and take a short, twenty-five-minute hike to Colombier. It’s usually secluded, since the only way to reach it is on foot or by boat.

Salines

Located on the southern side of the island, getting to this beach requires a long hike down a rocky path. There is a sign and you will soon understand why it’s a local favorite. White sand, tons of space, few bodies, and perfect waves.

Gouverneur

The best beach if you’re looking for gorgeous scenery. It’s less developed so you’ll find lots of locals sunbathing (like the French do), or simply relaxing in the calm waters.


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