Better known as Saint Bart’s, this French West Indies island is one of the most exclusive in the Caribbean. Just a short flight from Puerto Rico, St. Bart’s is known as a playground for the rich and famous thanks to its plush accommodations and sophisticated hotels. Known for its sophisticated French dining and shopping, St. Bart’s is also a hub for yachting, sailing and surfing. This island is a perfect choice for elite LGBT travelers looking for privacy, amenities and chic accommodations.
Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized under the law in St. Bart’s. For information about symbolic ceremonies, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering St. Bart's. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language is French, but English is widely spoken.
The official currency is the euro.
Climate & Beaches
St. Bart’s has beautiful and stable weather year-round, with temperatures averaging around 82 degrees F. Occasional rainstorms predominately happen at night and don’t interfere with beach days.
St. Bart’s has fourteen beaches, all of which are public and covered in beautiful white sand. Many are swim suit optional, including Saline Beach. Other popular beaches include Petit Cul de Sac Beach, with calm, clear waters and Shell Beach, with a restaurant on the shore.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
St. Bart’s has built a reputation as a chic and hip hideaway for the rich and famous, so you just might run into celebrities (or be mistaken for one) as you sample foie gras at designer restaurants or shop at the fabulous boutiques. The harbor is also lined with sweeping yachts, so rub elbows for a chance to be invited up for an epic, Gatsby-like party. Aside from its nonstop nightlife, St. Bart’s is known for its elegant white-sand stretches. After a leisurely brunch, hole up on one of these glorious beaches or try sailing, scuba diving, kayaking or deep-sea fishing.
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