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Sun-Kissed St. Barth's

April 10, 2024 • Travel Guide

Escape to the epitome of luxury + relaxation on the stunning shores of St. Barth's. Bask in the glamorous glow of this exclusive Caribbean gem, where you'll find pristine, powder-soft sandy beaches, electric blue waters, and chic boutiques that line picturesque streets. Trust me, you won't be able to resist the charm as you savor exquisite cuisine, unwind in world-class accommodations, and immerse yourself in the laid-back sophistication that defines the premiere destination for posh serenity. Read on for your JET-curated guide on Sun-Kissed St. Barth's!

Hotels Recommendations There is no shortage of incredibly iconic properties, each expertly embodying 5-star luxury + indulgence all including extra VIP perks when booking with JET, of course:

Best Beaches 

  • Gouverneur Beach: Surrounded by lush greenery and towering cliffs, Gouverneur Beach offers a secluded escape from the hustle + bustle. 

  • Shell Beach: A hidden gem nestled between rocky cliffs, Shell Beach offers incredible snorkeling and shell hunting opportunities. Don’t miss Shellona Beach Bar for the most delicious meal and amazing cocktails.

  • Colombier Beach: Accessible only by boat or scenic hike, Colombier Beach rewards adventurers with powdery sands and breathtaking views. Pack a picnic and spend the day soaking up the sun in this tranquil paradise.

  • Saline's Beach: Known for its untouched beauty and natural surroundings, Saline's Beach offers a serene escape for nature lovers You'll see plenty of carefree, topless frolickers here.

  • St. Jean Beach: The epitome of Caribbean charm, St. Jean Beach boasts bustling beach bars, luxury resorts, and vibrant turquoise waters perfect for swimming and other water sports.

  • Flamands Beach: With wide stretches of soft sand and calm waters, Flamands Beach is ideal for leisurely strolls and family-friendly fun. Take a dip in the sparkling sea or simply relax on the shore with a good book.

Beach Clubs

When it comes to beach clubs, the vibe can vary based on hosted events + the DJs/artists they feature. Generally, I recommend:

Best Restaurants

Indulge your appetite with culinary delights and impeccable service from all of the lovely locals at the following:

  • Tamarin: lush garden settings under a century-old Tamarin tree

  • Bonito: incredible harbor views, party vibes during last sitting

  • Kinugawa: modern delicious Japanese-French fusion with chic decor

  • Sella: amazing Israeli food, party vibes during last sitting

  • Ocean Club: stunning views of the sunset harbor, relaxing ambiance

  • Zion: Chef’s Table by Jean Batiste is a must, tropical settings

  • Isola: Italian restaurant with a New York feel

Casual Dining

  • Fish Corner: an absolute must, offering the most delicious seafood

  • Black Ginger: delicious Thai that every local adores (locals always know best)

  • Eddy’s Ghetto: traditional Caribbean in the oldest restaurant on the island

  • Papillon Ivre: a tiny French wine bar with a friendly staff, oui oui

Party Vibes

  • Bagatelle and La Petite Plage: These venues are still the go-to spots for partying, regardless of the day of the week. If you're craving a lively atmosphere, you'll find it here.

  • Wednesday Night at La Guerite: Dive into the midweek festivities at La Guerite restaurant, where Wednesday nights come alive with music, dancing, and a vibrant ambiance.

  • Thursday Night at Le Toiny: Experience the magic of Le Toiny with their captivating fire show on the beach, accompanied by pulsating beats from top DJs. It's a night you won't soon forget... if you remember it, that is.

  • Le Cafe: The new hotspot in town, Le Cafe has quickly become the talk of the island. With its roots in St. Tropez, this exclusive venue is a must.

Other Experiences

In addition to the fabulous hotels, restaurants, and beach clubs, there are plenty of other excursions to enjoy:

  • Private Wine Tasting: Delve into the world of wine with personalized tastings and educational courses, tailored to your preferences and interests. It's the perfect way to elevate your St. Barth's experience with a touch of sophistication and culture. Cue Red Red Wine

  • Private Yacht Charter: Explore the stunning coastline of St. Barth's aboard a luxurious yacht. Whether you want to snorkel in hidden coves, sunbathe on pristine beaches, or enjoy a sunset cruise while sipping Champagne, a private yacht charter offers unparalleled relaxation and adventure. Rest assured, everything will be arranged well in advance, leaving you with nothing to worry about.

  • Hiking + Nature Exploration: Lace up your sneaks and embark on a journey through St. Barth's lush landscapes. From scenic trails leading to panoramic viewpoints to nature reserves teeming with exotic flora + fauna, there's no shortage of natural beauty to discover on the island.

  • Wellness Retreats + Spa Treatments: Pamper yourself with a day of rejuvenation at one of St. Barth's world-class spas. Sisley Spa at Hotel Christopher is recognized as the best on the island and in the Caribbean for 3 years running. 


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