Welcome to the Caribbean island of fanciness! In the most-loved Caribbean region, St Barthelemy is a glamorous destination where you can spot and greet your stars and can have a drink with them. But before you greet your idols, I am sure you will be greeted well by a set of huge mountains, rambling villas, rolling hills, and French cottages adorning the rugged coast.
There is no dearth of excursions and adventure tours here. So, the tourist attractions in St Barthelemy have something to offer to each of its visitors irrespective of their financial plan and ever-changing moods.
Did you know that this island is popular for surfing? If you like to do so, then one of the top tourist attractions in St Barthelemy is awaiting you! And this is certainly Anse des Cayes that is the most famous beach with its extraordinary breezes. Besides surfing, you can also go for sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, and diving. For catamaran sailing, Cote Mer is the ideal option. Sail here amidst the trade winds that forces you to reach a laid-back cove. And yes, sailing is not the only way to enjoy here. More entertaining options here are swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling amidst the tropical fishes, viewing the sunset, and then dining in a vast shaded arena.
The Grand Cul de Sac Beach is also one of the famous beaches here, which is protected by reef. Actually, this is a family-friendly beach where your children can giggle and play in its cozy waters. As an adult, you can amble in its lagoon, observe windsurfers, try out water sports, and dine in one of its great restaurants. Two more popular beaches are the Marigot Beach and Shell Beach. The former is a little one as it is a part of a nature reserve, but it offers good swimming and snorkeling. On the other hand, the latter in Gustavia is adorned with a layer of the olive shells on the sands, thus giving it its name. The key highlights here are breathtaking vista of the sunset and the Saba islands. In Gustavia, do also take a tour of the Ocean Must at La Pointe where you will love to experience water sports like sailing, diving, cruising to islands, and boating.
The St. Jean Beach is the most famous beach among the tourists. However, in reality, it is a small island offering striking beaches. The cove is split into 2 beaches because of the Eden Rock. Look for water sports here too. Apart from this, there are restaurants, shops, and hotels too. Would you like to go until the ocean floor? Well, then take up the exciting Yellow Submarine Tour to go down six feet below the surface while you are guaranteed luxury and protection. So, from the elongated windows, glance at the captivating aqua life living in and around the coral reefs. This submarine is semi-submersible making you float on the surface without getting wet for having some beautiful views.
Are you a great diver? Then, Plongee Caraibes is a must for you, which has acquired much fame because of its incredible variety of marine life below the surface not to be seen anywhere else in the whole of the Caribbean. The complete credit goes to the regulation of no anchoring. So, experience the unique Caribbean diving to look for friendly reef fishes like tarpons, nurse sharks, and barracudas. If you are a beginner, then take up the Ouanalao Dive that is apt for all types of divers. Spot the flora and fauna below the sea with the help of the professional instructors on the Atlantic coast in Toc Vert and Fregate.
Museums and galleries are also among the interesting tourist attractions in St Barthelemy. The Eve Ducharme Gallery opposite the ocean houses the art figurines of the sculptors, painters, and designers. This is at the wild Toiny beach that needs courage to explore. The Inter-Oceans Museum in Corossol’s beach displays an extensive collection of seashells that are from the different regions of the planet. Surprisingly, this striking collection was of an aged man. So, enter the museum for $4.
The Kelly Gary Watercolors is an unusual art gallery where you will come across the common sites of St. Barthelemy, which are composed of varied colors to seize the island’s majesty. Gary, the painter, has made an admirable effort to show the environments of villas, businesses, and sites. Interestingly, both prints and originals are preserved here.