Billionaire Superyacht Showdown: Who’s Who in St. Barths for New Years

New Year’s 2017 on St. Barths by Jim Dobson

My annual sojourn to St. Barths would not be complete without focusing on the traditional super-yacht showdown taking place in and around the harbor of Gustavia, St. Barths capital. This ultra-popular island plays host to some of the wealthiest people in the world, and when you toss in supermodels, superstars and fashionistas, it quickly turns into a 24-hour party.

WIMCO Villa Camp David - SB CDV, St. Barths
Villa Camp David – SB CDV

When not anchored on your super-yacht, some extended families may prefer staying in one of the islands spectacular villas, and Wimco Villas still has a few over-the-top rentals available for New Year’s, including the stunning 8 bedroom Villa Camp David, located directly on St. Jean Beach and within walking distance to everything. The villa rents for over $420,000 per week during holidays.

Other options include; Villa Palm Beach, a 5 bedroom waterfront villa on Lorient beach, and it is still available for New Years, for $140,000 a week. Surfing and snorkeling are available in the waters in front of the villa, and it is has some of the best sunset views on the island.

WIMCO Villa Palm Beach - WV ABV, St. Barths
Villa Palm Beach – WV ABV

Villa Olive is still available for New Years, for $110,000 a week. This modern 4 bedroom villa is located high above Gouverneur beach and has amazing views of the bay below and of Anguilla and St Martin in the distance. It features one of the largest heated pools on the entire island.

WIMCO Villa Olive - WV ECO, St Barths
Villa Olive – WV ECO

Villa Les Dunes is a stunning contemporary 6 bedroom villa located a short walk from the perfect Saline beach. It is surrounded by green zone, and is the only villa above the undeveloped beach. It is available starting on Dec 30, for $140,000 a week.

WIMCO Villa Les Dunes - WV DUN, St Barths
Villa Les Dunes – WV DUN

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First published on, Dec 2016. Reprinted with permission.