WIMCO Summer Travel Guide: St. Barths

How to Get There
 Flights to St. Barths always require at least one connection, as the small airport cannot accommodate planes larger than 19-seats. Summer arrivals in St. Barths are through St. Martin via WINAIR or St. Barth Commuter, a 15 minute flight. More details on flights to St. Barths.

There is also a ferry that runs between St. Martin and St. Barths, however flying is recommended as the ferry ride can be very rough.

Where to Stay Whether you’re looking for something beachfront or with stunning vistas of the sea, these private St. Barths villas each offer a unique experience on the island.

VILLA WV MAM |POINTE MILOU, 2 BR An absolute gem, this two-bedroom villa in Pointe Milou uses bright accents, giving the villa a true Caribbean feel. The bedrooms are of equal size, ideal for couples.

WIMCO Villa WV MAM St. Barths

VILLA WV BIB |VITET, 4 BR With wonderful views over Cul de Sac and Tortue Island, WV BIB in Vitet is a beautiful, well-appointed four-bedroom villa set high on the hillside.

WIMCO Villa WV BIB St. Barths

What to Do Swim, snorkel, shop, spa, and sunbathe, you can enjoy it all on St. Barths.

St. Barths is a scenic island with 14 stunning beaches to explore. Each is unique whether you want to swim, surf, float or explore. Favorites include St. Jean beach for calm water and beach bars, Shell beach for kids, Saline beach for au natural sunbathing and scenic beauty, and Gouverneur beach for privacy and crystal clear water.

Sailing enthusiasts will love the constant command of the trade winds, and the picturesque scene of the Caribbean’s unparalleled beauty. Get behind the helm or charter a crewed yacht and enjoy a relaxing day at sea with your family or friends.

Shopping on St. Barths is simply exquisite. Head to Gustavia where you’ll find most of the island’s luxury boutiques, from high-end French shops to small stores selling local art and jewelry.

For those who just want to relax, St. Barths also hosts several five-star spas, or you can choose to have the spa treatments come to you. Ligne St. Barth offers full spa treatments, using their own exclusive line of products, and will come to your villa, yacht, or hotel. The St. Barth Harmony treatment, a pampering body massage, will leave you in complete paradise. WIMCO’s concierge service can arrange in-villa treatments for you and your guests.

It would not be possible to talk about St. Barths without mentioning the delectable gastronomy on the island. Many of the best chefs and restaurants in the Caribbean are right here on St. Barths. With ingredients arriving daily from France, you are guaranteed exquisite meals from your first chocolate croissant to your last profiterole. Favorites include lunch at La Plage with your feet in the sand, Eden Rock for exquisite dinners on the water, Andy’s for casual dining and Eddy’s for a taste of classic St. Barths.

WIMCO Insider Information: Head down to Lorient Beach for your best chance to see sea turtles, or take a day trip to Forchue Island to snorkel or dive the beautiful underwater nature preserve.