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The 14th Edition Features Insider Tips
on Restaurants, Beaches, Activities, Events and Villas
Plus QR Codes linking to Mobile-friendly Content

Newport, RI, November, 2011 – WIMCO, the largest and longest-established St. Barts villa rental company, has just released the 2011/2012 Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy. The Guide continues to be the most comprehensive resource for planning a vacation to St. Barts with the inside scoop on beaches, restaurants for every taste, events for every interest, new technology and 240 villas for every tax bracket. The guide is distributed in villas and stores in St Barts, and can be ordered directly from Wimco at

Restaurants for every taste -With some 60 restaurants on the eight-mile island, St. Barts is by far the Caribbean’s “foodiest” destination. The Guide’s 144 include lists of where to eat:

Easy on the WalletClassic French
Lunch on the BeachGourmet
See and be SeenWaterfront for dinner

Beaches for every mood - A helpful map points out the location of each beach. For example:

  • La Petite Anse – A tiny, crescent-shaped beach with some of the best snorkeling
  • St. Jean – Lively daytime scene with 3 cafes and watersport rentals
  • Saline Beach – Placid waters, green zone with no development, sand dunes
  • Petite Cul de Sac - Very private, remote beach with dead calm waters

Events for every interest - St. Barts hosts events year-round to entertain one and all:

  • New Year’s Eve Regatta – The winner of this one-day-around-the-island race in December gets their name inscribed on “The Perpetual Trophy”, which remains on display at the Port of Gustavia. The Bucket Regatta, sister event to the Newport Bucket, is held in late March, and the Les Voiles Regatta spans the second week in April
  • St Barth Music Festival – Showcases classical and jazz musicians plus world class dancers in January.
  • Carnival – As February closes, this annual extravaganza sees the island emblazoned with costumes, celebrations, street parties, live music and parades.
  • Festival Gastronomique - May welcomes the ten-day island-wide celebration of the best St Barts has to offer in French wine, cuisine and service.

New technology for mobile content
With the 14th edition of the Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy, Wimco has introduced QR codes, marking the first time they have been incorporated into a vacation rental publication for Caribbean Villas. Upon downloading a QR reader for iPhone or Android, simply pass the screen over the QR codes in the Vendôme Guide and the phone will then display WIMCO pages specifically designed for mobile phones where readers can see the price and availability calendar for each villa.

Villa rentals in St Barts for every tax bracket
In the Villa Rentals section of the guide readers can peruse up-to-date information on the 240 privately-owned villas represented by WIMCO. The portfolio ranges from attractive 1 BR villas like Villa WV ACE in St. Jean, to superbly-located beachfront properties like the 3 BR Villa WV MLI on Flamands Beach, to luxurious villas with full concierge services like 5BR Villa WV SIL in a gated enclave in Petit Cul de Sac.

About Wimco Villas

WIMCO, the publisher of the 2011/2012 Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy, is a marketing and reservations company with U.S. headquarters in Newport, RI. With almost 30 years of experience in marketing villa rentals on St. Barts, WIMCO brings more travelers to St. Barts than any other villa agency or hotel, and its concierge service and real estate sales office across the street from the airport in St. Barts provides its clients with an unparalleled level of service. Wimco reservations 1-800-449-1553, or

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