Each January since 1985, the island of St. Barths has been the destination to kick start the new year. The reason behind this? The world renowned artists that travel from across the world to be apart of the St. Bart’s Musical Festival. Surrounded by palm trees and the ocean breeze, St. Barths is the ideal location for the festival. The 2014 St. Bart’s Music Festival will be held from January 3rd – January 26th. The performances are held in churches in Gustavia and Lorient. Experience a variety of cultural performances from jazz and contemporary to ballet and opera. You can purchase tickets at the door and children under 12 get in free.
Be sure not to miss the “Always at Eddy’s”, fundraising benefit dinner, during the festival. Some of the Festival artists head down to Eddy’s and perform in the tropical restaurant amongst the jungle garden and flaming torches, while diners enjoy the island food and drinks. If you haven’t booked your St. Barths vacation just yet, WIMCO will help you find a villa near all the festivities. If you are traveling with a large group, the 6 bedroom, Villa WV WIK, is located right in Gustavia. Stay at Villa WV OSS, which is right across the street from the ferry dock and only a short stroll from the restaurants, shops & nightlife. This 2 bedroom apartment can be rented with Villa WV VIA, right next door, to accommodate larger groups.