There’s nothing that can compare to actually being on St. Barths, with its alluring combination of stunning views, pristine beaches, interesting people, sweeping ocean vistas, French accented patter, casual bistros with excellent international cuisine, and the feeling that nothing can go wrong in a place so perfect.
Whether you are prepping for a trip to the island, or trying to snap back to reality after a trip is over, a good coffee table book can bring all those factors into focus. These are a few of our favorites, along with links to sites where you can purchase the books.
St. Barth: French West Indies
By Charles Didcott
The perfect coffee table book on St. Barths, with pages of gorgeous photos that really capture the beauty and warmth of the island. As the product review says, “this beautiful book depicts in photographs and words the heart and soul of the island.” To purchase, follow this link.
Paradise Found: The People, Restaurants, and Recipes of St. Barthelemy
By Kara Brooks
This is the ultimate book for a foodie who loves St. Bart’s fabulous restaurants. It tells the story of 18 of the most popular restaurants on the island, focusing on the wonderful chefs, along with great historical insight on the island. Restaurants featured include: Do Brazil, Eddy’s, Eden Rock (Sand Bar, Tapas Bar and The Rock), L’Esprit de Saline, Francois Plantation, La Gloriette, Le Gommier, The Hideaway, Le Lafayette Club, La Langouste, La Mandala, Maya’s, New Born, Le Sapotillier, Trois Forces, and Wall House. We suggest visiting this link to purchase the book, as Amazon is selling them for over $200.
Case et Cuisine: Traditional Living & Fine Dining in St. Barthelemy
By David R. Anderson, Elise Magras, Dennis E. Carlton
This great book focuses on life and food on the island like no other, written by three St. Bart’s experts. To purchase, follow this link.
St Barth: Island Life
By Danielle Roche
A beautiful book. A certain look at the island, the houses, the beauty and the savors, the encounters and the souvenirs that can be narrated in a real travel book of 240 pages with the most beautiful images of the art of life in St.Barths. Click here for more information.
The Vendome Guide to St Barthelemy
By Tim Warburton, Ellen Lambert-Greaux, Kristin Lombardi
Guide book to the best things to do on the island, from restaurants, to shops, to activities, to beaches. Features a 100 page section on the most interesting villas available to rent on the island, grouped by bedroom count and location. To request a copy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org