Things To Do and Activities
on St. Barthelemy Island
Inter Oceans Museum
A collection, with more than 9,000 seashells from around the world. Corossol, PHONE: 590/27-62-97. COST: EUR3. Tues.-Sun. 9-12:30 and 2-5.
This is where you'll find a majority of the island's boutiques. Great dining is located throughout town and you can easily venture all the narrow streets in a couple of hours. Shops close from noon to 2, so plan lunch accordingly. The tourist office (PHONE: 590/27-87-27) on the pier can provide maps and a wealth of information.
Where you will find watercolors, portraits, photographs, and historic documents detailing the island's history as well as displays of the island's flowers, plants, and marine life. Phone: 599/29-71-55. Cost: Eur1.60. Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-12:30 and 2:30-6, Fri. 8:30-12:30 and 3-6, Sat. 9-11.
Site of the first French settlement, Lorient is one of the island's two parishes, and is a favorite for locals that surf. Two markets and the islands only movie cinema are located here. Note the gaily decorated headstones in the cemetery.
One of St. Barths' treasured secrets is (PHONE: 590/27-79-27), a 1610 Norman manor that was painstakingly shipped from France and reconstructed here in 1984 by the charming Jeanne Audy Rowland in tribute to the island's Viking forebears. Look for the entrance by the Ligne St. Barth building. Lorient.
Beautiful yet rugged coastline. Stone fences crisscross the steep slopes of Morne Vitet, one of many small mountains on St. Barths, along a rocky shore that resembles the rugged coast of Normandy.
From big game charter boats: marlin, sailfish, tuna, etc., to dangling a string off the dock.
Fitness and Well Being
Several fitness centers with a wide range of equipment, aerobic and dance classes, massage, yoga, and team sports. We can arrange fitness and Pilates instructors visit you at your villa for private training. Cost is approximately €90 per hour.
Hiking and Horseback riding
There are numerous trails to and from out of the way places.
Everything from crewed mega-yachts, to humble dinghies that you have to sail yourself.
Surfing and windsurfing
Several bays, notably Lorient and Anse des Cayes, have suitable wave forms that are often dotted with slender, bronze enthusiasts.
At last count, there were eight tennis courts.
St. Barths' most popular sport, with frequent tournaments.
Fast towboats, and a knowlege of the places where the water is flat.
Please inquire with your reservation agent about these activities. We will be very happy to reserve any of these for you.