St. Barths

I want to go back as soon as the plane takes off. My bags are always packed.
— Kate R.
  • more about Your Oliver Guide: Kate Ripple

  • Trip Type: Adult

  • Ideal Trip Length: 7-10 days (from West coast), 4-5 Days (from East Coast)

TO & FROM

From West Coast red eye flight via Charlotte...then onto St. Maarten...then puddle jumper on WinAir to SBH. REnt a jeep and explore!

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STAY

  • Rent a villa and pretend you live there. We have used Wimco and loved our villas. 
  • There is not "bad side" of the island, go with the best villa available. You want a view and a pool.

EAT & DRINK

DO

INSIDE SCOOP

  • While the landing can cause your heart to skip, it's worth saving the time to fly vs. taking a ferry from St. Maarten.
  • If you lose your US cell phone while on SBH, there is a mobile phone store in town. You can buy a new phone but they can only issue you only a local SBH phone number (unless you have your SIM card)!
  • Less is more when it comes to packing. All you need are a few suits and cover-ups... and you'll want to shop!
  • Learn some French before you go...you don't need to be fluent, but a little goes a long way. Locals are VERY friendly if you don't have an attitude!

SKIP IT

  • Island is too small...skip nothing!