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St. Barth & St. Martin

The French West Indies are recovering after Irma

The sophistication of St.-Tropez with the laissez-faire Caribbean lifestyle. Romantic ambiance, world-class beaches, no mass tourism, terrific French food, virtually no crime, and no racial tension. No other island in the Caribbean can match it.

Located to the northwest of Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy is a very small island, hardly more than 25 km2. It is divided into valleys, most of which open out to the sea. At the wheel of a little 4×4, drive along the winding roads to explore the 22 fine, clean, white sandy beaches that surround the island.

St. Barts was one of the islands discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 and named for his less-famous brother, Bartolomeo.

One of the most exclusive luxury yacht charter destinations in the world. The red-roofed harbor views and megayacht culture. Tip: visit during Bucket Regatta!

Only small, charming boutique hotels and villas. Tom Beach Hotel is located minutes from St. Jean Beach, and close to Anse des Cayes. Reve de St Barth in Gustavia, minutes from Flamands Beach. Hotel Villa Marie Saint BarthChristopher Hotel , Le Serano, …are one of a few 5-star boutique hotels. While many places will have reopened by end of 2018 and new places will open, it won’t be 100% like what it was before Hurricane Irma. Some of our favorite places have been destroyed and aren’t coming back any time soon if at all. But that shouldn’t hold you back from visiting. Read more…

Dear guest, friends and suppliers, For all who didn’t know, IRMA took our FUNSEAKER. Thank you SOOO much for all your messages and love. It was a huge help for us to go forward. We will be back soon, better, and we hope even stronger!” LTL will book the new FUNSEAKER ASAP and explore Anguilla, St Martin & St Barth. UPDATE: After 7 months, they present the brand new baby Funseaker II.
Bigger (51ft), 2.5 times faster (up to 24knots), more stable for more Fun.

Surfing can be practiced in quite a number of bays in Saint-Barthélemy, but only a few of them are shaped to produce the beautiful rolling waves with a crest of foam that the copper-skinned, straw-haired surfers prefer: Toiny, Lorient, Anse des Cayes and Saint-Jean. The main surf season stretches from late November till early April.

“Together with Anguilla, St Martin and St Barthélemy are the northernmost eastern Caribbean islands. The hilly interior is hemmed by 36 white sandy beaches, which fill a 60km long strip of bays and coves. Good exposure to northern swells and a mixture of sand, rock and coral breaks, make these islands a quality Caribbean surf trip. St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two sovereign governments, with French Saint Martin taking-up about two-thirds of the landmass to the north and Dutch Sint Maarten to the south. The border is almost imperceptible but each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. St. Maarten is more commercially developed with the major airport, a busy port and the largest resorts on the island. St. Martin has smaller hotels, more beaches and a general emphasis on comfort and elegance.” STORMRIDER Guide

Low season starts April 16th, and you will get much more for your lodging dollar going after that date. Pick a date, then start looking at airfare. Then look at lodging costs for those dates. There are no direct flights to St. Barths. You fly into St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), then into the tiny Gustaf III Airport (SBH). There are also direct flights to Guadeloupe, but most of them go via Saint Martin. There are two ferries a day.

The Karibuni Lodge, is a boutique hotel on the French side of Saint Martin. Built on top of a hill in the northern part of the island overlooking the Bay of Cul de Sac and the 3 tiny islands: Pinel, Little Key, and Tintamarre. Facing east, the trade winds give a constant and pleasant coolness. The scenery is breathtaking. The Caribbean Sea is 200 yards away from the Lodge.

One of the Caribbean’s sexiest new hotels has reopened on the island of Anguilla, after having been shuttered in the wake of  Hurricane Irma. The Reef: Caribbean white sand beaches, five-star dining, Greg Norman Golf Course, … Picture perfect for destination weddings and production shoots.

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