Enjoying Your St. Barth Vacation to the Fullest
Gustavia is the main town and capital of the island of Saint Barthélemy. In Gustavia, one should have French coffee named cafe au lait and pastry named croissant in cafe, located on port side. After that, one should visit some boutiques in Quai de la République. If one wants to have lunch at a calm place, then they can visit St-Jean. After having lunch at St-Jean, one can do shopping and wander there. If one is not a shopaholic person, then they can go for deep sea swimming and fishing. As the night life of St. Barth goes on till early morning, so one should rest in the afternoon. In Gustavia, one should take a sunset cocktail in the evening. After having the cocktail, one should go for dinner in the great restaurants of Gustavia. One of the great restaurants is Le Ti St. Barth Caribbean Town. It is also a gathering point for people. Their deserts are very popular and yummy. After midnight, late night parties start in the island.
Carnivals and Galas in St. Barth:
In late January, the carnival celebrations begin and these celebrations go on till the main event of Carnival Season. The main event of Carnival Season begins on Tuesday. The party starts with parade of school children on 8th February. In the first three weeks of January, a festival is organized named as St. Barth Music Festival. In this festival, jazz and chamber music is played for three weeks. In April, many festivals start, such as, Cinema Caraïbe Film Festival and International Boat Racing Competition known as Les Voiles de Saint Barth. This International Boat Racing Competition is both for men and women, at senior level and under 18. A Shopping Festival begins in August. In the shopping festival, everyone loves to do shopping. A round-the-island boat racing competition is organized on New Year’s Eve. Local people participate in this competition and an incredible firework show is organized on Gustavia Harbour.
Family Entertainment in St. Barth:
In most resorts, there are many amusements for children. For the children from ages 2-12, many children programs, good babysitters and large number of activities are provided at Hotel Guanahani & Spa. A charming and authentic hotel of St. Barth is Hotel Le Village St. Jean. It provides shopping places and beaches. A Yellow Submarine is available in St. Barth in which one can enjoy the view of undersea life with the comfort like air condition facility. One must visit Inter Oceans (Shell) Museum before leaving. Gustavia’s La Crêperie, Gloriette’s beachy picnic tables and hammocks and numerous grills and pizzas are the places for casual dining.
Spas at St. Barth:
There are numerous spa and beauty treatments available for the visitors on St. Barth. Beautiful on-site spas are available in major hotels like Isle de France, the Guanahani and Carl Gustav. Spa Cottages, where treatments and services can be arranged on-site are available in the hotels like Hotel le Village St-Jean, Le Sereno, Le Christopher and Le Toiny. Visitors can book the services in all these hotels if they have space. If one wants, then independent therapists can come to your hotel room or villa. These therapists provide many services or therapies like yoga, Thai massage, shiatsu, reflexology, manicures, pedicures an even hairdressing. If one wants any specific recommendations, they can contact tourist office in Gustavia.