Commonly known as St. Barts, Saint Barthelemy, is the island where chic and famous blend harmoniously together with relaxed atmosphere, white-sand beaches and colonial history.
You will find top restaurants, designer’s shops as well as quiet anchorages, all surrounded by bougainvillea, hibiscus and turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
The island was occupied by the French in mid 17th century then sold to Sweden in 1784 to be returned to the France a century later. The island still bears signs of its Scandinavian period. The capital Gustavia (named after Sweden’s King Gustav III) and many streets have still today names in both Swedish and French.