Shellona, La Plage and L’ll Rock Beach Bars Open for Business on December 27th

Three beachfront restaurants on the island of St. Barths reopen in time for the season: Shellona, La Plage and L’ll Rock.

Fans of St Barths rejoiced as the island passed another important milestone in its recovery from the hurricanes of September 2017. The reopening of Shellona, La Plage and L’ll Rock brings “feet in the sand” waterfront dining back to St Barths.

Shellona is located on Shell Beach, on the outskirts of the capital city of Gustavia. It’s a favorite to many as it is within walking distance to the shops and boutiques that ring Gustavia’s habor. As sunset approaches the restaurant features live music for its nightly sunset celebration. The restaurant is open daily from 10:30am to 8:00pm. Chef Yiannis Kioroglou and his team present authentic Mediterranean cuisine featuring flavoured grilled food seasoned with herbs and marinades. It has a sister restaurant in St Tropez on Plage de Pampelonne.

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Shellona on the beach – Photo credit:
Lunch at Shellona, St. Barths, Shellona, beachfront restaurant, restaurant, Shell beach
Lunch at Shellona – Photo Credit:

Restaurant La Plage is part of Tom Beach Hotel, located on St Jean beach, and has long provided the ideal spot from which to watch the parade of small passenger planes taking off and landing on the island. This season they feature a simple beach bar concept featuring wines, champagnes and cocktails along with a short appetizers menu … just in time for New Years. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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La Plage reopening – Photo Credit: La Plage Facebook
La Plage, St. Barths, St Jean, Restaurant, beachfront
La Plage reopening – Photo Credit: La Plage Facebook

The newcomer to the beach bar scene is called “L’ll Rock” on St Jean beach, a short distance from La Plage.It features a relaxed funky beach house vibe, and a simple drinks and food menu.

La Plage reopening - Photo credit: SBH online
L’ll Rock opening – Photo credit: SBH online
La Plage reopening - Photo credit: SBH online 
L’ll Rock opening – Photo credit: SBH online

The peak vacation season on St Barths runs from mid November to the end of April. The island features more restaurants per square mile than any other Caribbean island, and many are highly rated. In addition to beachfront restaurants Shellona and La Plage, the top rated restaurants open in time for New Years include L’Isola, Tamarin, Bagatelle, Eddy’s, Black Ginger, La Langouste, Le Bouchon,  L’Entracte, Orega, Esprit de Jean Claude, La Guerite, Galawa, Isoletta, Le Repaire and  Ociela. The full list of restaurants on St Barths now open for the season is available at WIMCO Villas island recovery updates page. 

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