St. Barth Strong – A Photo Gallery

An extraordinary island, full of exceptional people, stages a comeback.

St Barths is open for business! The island welcomes you back with open arms. Browse our photo gallery where we share images of a resilient island cleaning-up, greening-up, and opening-up.

There will be a special buzz this season as we all count our blessings, and celebrate the hard work that was put in, by local residents and mother nature, to restore the island.

Thanks to helpstbarths and stbarthstrong campaigns on gofundme.com for the supplies and assistance.

St. Jean Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – St. Jean – near the stadium –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
St. Jean Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – St. Jean – near Nikki Beach –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
St. Jean Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – St. Jean  –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5 Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
St. Jean Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots –  driving alongside the airport runway-  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
St. Jean Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – shops in St. Jean –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Route de Toiny Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Grand Fond, driving towards Toiny  –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Les Mangliers Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – St. Jean – near the stadium –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Gustavia Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Gustavia-  Sept 7 and Oct. 5 , Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Gustavia Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Gustavia –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Anse des Cayes Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Anse de Cayes –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Airport Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Airport runway-  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth

Airport Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth
Before and after shots – Airport runway and St Jean beach –  Sept 7 and Oct. 5, Photos courtesy of Le Journal de St Barth

St. Jean Beach - all cleaned up on October 3!

St. Jean Beach – all cleaned up on October 3! The local government announces the reopening several beaches on October 6.

Bar L'Oubli
Gustavia is hopping at night – Bar L’Oubli is open, its TVs are on, and you can watch live sports at night
Relaxing at Le Select
Relaxing at Le Select in Gustavia- its signature trees are slowly greening up, and its cheeseburgers are as good as ever
Super U offering a full selection of fresh produce
Super U grocery store in St Jean is once again fully stocked. Here’s a shot of their fresh produce aisle
Le Repaire now open
The city of Gustavia has been cleaned-up, and restaurants like Le Repaire are now open along the waterfront
Tennis courts in St. Jean behind the stadium
Tennis anyone? The public courts in St. Jean behind the stadium were not harmed by the storm, and are open. The tennis center’s resident pros are ready to organize clinics and private lessons
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Sunshine Brings Hope! The island is greening up all over. Photo Credit: Saint-Barth Tourisme
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St. Barths’ Gustav III Airport October 3. Flights from San Juan on Tradewind Aviation resumed on October 1, and flights from St Martin on WinAir resumed on October 10
Photo Credit: Saint-Barth Tourisme
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Gustavia Oct. 3. Photo Credit: Saint-Barth Tourisme
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The first flowers are blooming, Oct. 1
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The greening of Gustavia,  September 26. The harbor has been cleaned-up, and boats are once again moored there. Le Select and Bar d’Oblie are open for business, and the streets are active.  Photo Credit: David Thyssen
Le Select in Gustavia reopens. Trees start to regain their foliage
Only one week after Irma swept through town, Le Select in Gustavia has cleaned-up and reopened. Their signature shade trees are already regaining their foliage.
La Petite Colombe distributes free bread to all, Sept 9
The team at La Petite Colombe bakery reopened two days after  the storm, and distributed free bread to all
WIMCO offices were spared the worst
The WIMCO office reopened Sept 10. We offered desk space and internet access to people displaced by the storm, along with bottles of cold water for relief workers.
President Macron stops by, Sept 13
President Macron visited St Barths on, Sept 13. The island’s own president, Bruno Magras famously told Macron that St Barths had the resources and capabilities to recovery without assistance from France. Photo credit: Mai Linh Norton
A view of the airport from the St. Jean webcam, Sept 19
Two weeks after Irma, the airport is almost back to normal, with only a few broken palm trees signaling that there was a significant storm.
sbhonline Forum Members are looking forward to near-term travel
sbhonline Forum Members looked forward to near-term travel

For more news about St. Barth’s, please see our hurricane recovery updates page – http://www.wimco.com/vacation-travel-reviews-and-blog.aspx?target=/hurricane-updates/

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