St Barts Yacht Charters
St Barts offers the perfect combination of chic French and exotic Caribbean
Where to find luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean? Look no further than the tiny island of St Barts. As glamorous as it is beautiful, St. Bart’s (Saint-Barthelemy, St. Barth’s or St. Barth) boasts the best of European sophistication, natural beauty and inherent island charms.
While it was leased to Sweden in 1785, the island is predominantly French; and it has become a top yacht charter destination for international celebrities, A-listers and jetsetters alike.
Surrounded by perfect, white-sand beaches – and dotted with rolling green hills, secluded coves, glistening blue waters and tropical foliage – St. Bart’s boasts private villas and boutique hotels, in lieu of large-scale resorts. From the posh hotels of St. Jean, to the chic shop-lined streets and red rooftops of Gustavia, St. Bart’s sparkles at every turn. Its quaint coastal villages, vibrant with activity, open up into celestial coasts; ones perfect for snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, kayaking, yachting, surfing and any other water activity yacht charter guests are yearning to try.
Things to See and Do in St Barts
Here are some of the top sites to experience during your next Caribbean yacht charter to the enchanting island of St. Bart’s:
Located along the island’s southern coast, Saline Beach’s pristine sands and protected coves are regarded as some of idyllic St. Bart’s most beautiful areas. Tucked away behind a rolling hillside, Saline Beach is surrounded by enchanting waters boasting hues of teal, cobalt and sparkling azure blue – perfect for surfing or wading under the warm sun.
Lined with trendy boutiques, local fare, galleries and small island charms, Gustavia is St Bart’s’ red-roofed capital. Considered a harbor town, this idyllic destination is home to an enchanting harbor – one filled with rustic fishing boats and mega yachts alike – as well as Fort Gustav, Shell Beach and an open-air market, Le Ti-Marché .
Home to the remains of St. Bart’s very own 18th-century fort, this historic haunt includes what remains of stone ramparts, a sentry box, an old brick-floored bakery, cannons and even a powder house. Identified primarily by its characteristic red and white lighthouse, added in 1961, the lighthouse offers one of the most beautiful views of the harbor below.
Celebrate New Years Eve in St Barts
St Barts is the place to be on New Years Eve for some of the world’s hottest parties. Anchor your yacht, pop that bottle of Dom Perignon, and get ready to party – it’s New Year’s Eve in St. Barth’s. A star-studded destination for A-listers across the globe, this little island is as over-the-top as it is beautiful.
Known worldwide for its lavish celebrations, most times on yachts, St. Barth’s combines French elegance with Caribbean flair, making it the perfect place to throw a New Year’s Eve party.
Read below to find out why St. Barth’s is the ideal Caribbean yacht charter destination for the ultimate New Year’s Eve:
Looking for A-list dining and nightlife? There’s no place better than dazzling St. Barth’s. With popular restaurants like La Plage, La Guerite and Maya, as well as late-night wine bars like Papillon Ivre, St. Barth’s boasts a myriad of renowned restaurants offering the best in French wine and cuisine. If partying is more your style, you can’t beat the hotel parties at hotspots like the Eden Rock, Le Toiny, Le Sereno Hotels or the new Cheval Blanc Resort, or head to popular nightclubs, like Le Ti Club.
If you haven’t guessed already, the yacht scene on St. Barth’s is certainly not to be missed. The island’s capital is home to Gustavia Harbor, and that’s where you’ll find the locale’s largest and most extravagant yachts. Before the clock strikes midnight, pull up yours, join the glitterati, and dance, drink and party into the new year from the comfort of your very own floating mansion and party venue.
And while you take in the glamour, look around: you’ll find stars everywhere you turn. St. Barth’s New Year’s Eve regulars include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Lindsay Lohan, Lana Del Rey, Salma Hayek, Channing Tatum, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Rachel Zoe, to name a few.
St. Barth’s is undoubtedly one of the most secluded, and most exclusive, islands in the world. A small, but sparkling island floating in the Caribbean Sea, it boasts stunning scenery: one that includes diamond-clear waters, perfect beaches, rugged cliffs and stately, impressive mountain peaks. In line with its exclusivity, it’s filled with luxurious, seafront mansions, has no mass tourism, and is mostly accessed through ferries, yachts and private planes. Coupling its glamour with the utmost in privacy, there is virtually no paparazzi on the island – a plus for its many celebrity visitors – meaning charter guests can relax amidst stunning views, while enjoying all of the comforts of home.
In addition to its beauty, St. Barts is undeniably the safest island in the Caribbean, as it is almost completely free of crime. That’s especially great when you consider it boasts the best shopping scene in the Caribbean, selling everything from upscale fashion and natural beauty products, to original art.