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The Best Beaches on St Barths

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The number-one reason to visit St Barths are the beaches. The best beaches (basically all of them) are the stuff island dreams are made of. All of the island's beaches are open to the public year-round, and even during peak season they're never really crowded. Whether you're looking for a place to picnic, the perfect snorkeling spot, a sunbather's paradise, or a bit of sand to run under your toes, St Barths has you covered.
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St Barthélemy
In swank St. Barth's, it's hard to imagine that it's only the Gucci-clad glitterati that live here. In an effort to see for myself, I rented a jeep and on a quiet Sunday morning drove around the island. I stopped at L'Orient Beach where my...
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Saint Barthélémy
The Caribbean is a destination for all types of travelers—scuba divers, sailors, sunbathers—but when you want a dash of European party to season your vacation, head to St. Barth's, often called the St. Tropez of the Caribbean. Around St. Barth's...
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Plage De St. Jean BP1058, St. Barthelemy 97133, St Barthélemy
Brook and Roger Lacour arranged so many stays for friends visiting them on St. Bart’s that the couple started a villa company in 1975. Today, Sibarth manages more than 220 vacation homes, from a low-frills beach bungalow ($171 a night) to the Sand...
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Plage de Saline, St Barthélemy
Saline is the most beautiful and the most famous beach in St. Barths. From the shore, you cannot see any building: no fancy bar, no posh restaurant, nothing. Just the wild beach and you. Saline Beach never really gets crowded, as the island is too...
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Plage de Lorient, St Barthélemy
Backed by the green of mountains flecked by red rooftops, Lorient Beach is an unspoiled stretch of white sand and beautiful blue water. Favored by locals, fishermen, and visitors, this north coast beach has excellent surfing at one end and calm...
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Plage de Gouverneur, St Barthélemy
Gouverneur Beach, on the south side of St. Barths, offers good swimming and snorkeling conditions in a secluded location. This beautiful curve of white sand and turquoise waves is an island favorite, but it still offers a feeling of privacy and...
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Shell Beach, St Barthélemy
For an amazing sunset you can take a little hike from the port of Gustavia, following the signs for Plage, and turn up the street behind Bagatelle. From there you have two choices but I recommend both. 1. Take the first right-hand turn and walk up...
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Grand Cul de Sac, 97133
Le Sereno plans to reopen in November 2018 after renovations made necessary by Hurricane Irma.

Le Sereno is an intimate beachfront hotel set on a long stretch of palm-shaded sandy beach. Most of the rooms here are suites and villas overlooking the...
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Grand Cul-de-Sac, St Barthélemy
Did you know that St. Barths had a lagoon? It is located in an area called Grand Cul-de-Sac. The waters are transparent, warm, and shallow: You can actually walk across the lagoon, with water rising just up to your waist. The best place to enjoy...
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St Barthélemy
The beautiful, wild, pristine beach of Gouverneur offers crystal-clear water, very fine yellow sands, and gentle waves. The whole bay of Gouverneur actually belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. So, when you sit on this beach, in a way...