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Just Beyond the Beach
Now and then you may feel like going beyond the beach - but not too far. You still want the beach within sight, of course. I mean, you came down to the Caribbean for the beach, and the sand, and the surf. It's not like you're going to turn your back on it now. That'd be crazy.
Someone at Le Guanahani was listening. They put a perfectly good beach bar on their perfectly good beach, tucked a perfectly good bartender inside, and hung an open sign for everyone to see. Perfect.
Kids love the beach, but the sun and the surf and the sand have a way of wearing them down - wearing them down well before mom and dad are ready to end their day, usually. Hotel Guanahani has plenty to keep kiddies occupied when their time in the sun is up, like a Kid's Club for children up to age 12.
Kindergarten includes everything from French language classes to singing, drawing, painting and puzzling, while older kids can engage in more physically demanding activities - even taking to the water, if they're up for it.
The Taste of St Barth Gourmet Festival was a highlight of my trip to the island in early November, the traditional “low season” for tourism.
Executive chefs from a few of the top resorts are paired up with visiting Michelin-starred chefs to create amazing menus.
This is the St Barth Badoit Express Beach Picnic event, held at Le Guanahani. Each team prepared a plated selection of tastes which picnic goers enjoyed before voting (with color-coded ballots) on their favorite.