For anyone wanting to experience ultimate luxury complimented by charming island life, a day in St. Barths is a great addition to your stay in St. Maarten. Saint Barthelemy, also known as St. Barths, St. Barts, or St. Barth is a small French island situated 22 miles southeast of St. Maarten. Its rugged coast spans over 9 square miles, with both rocky and sandy coastlines. Despite its small size there is plenty to discover, whether it’s shopping for exclusive and luxury brands, dining at top restaurants, or lounging by the many famous beach bars.
How to get St. Barths
If you’re ready to shop, dine and lounge in St. Barths, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to get to the French Island whether it be for the weekend or for a day trip. Visitors can take a short 15 minute flight with airlines St. Barth Commuter or Winair. Wanting to travel on your own time? Book your own private plane charter with SXM Airways. Getting to St. Barths is just as easy by sea, visitors can take the scheduled ferries on both sides of the island. The Great Bay Express departs from Philipsburg twice a day to St. Barth once at 7:30 am and then again at 5:30 pm. The journey time to St. Barth is a short 45 minute ride. The Voyager ferry that departs from Marigot on the French Side also departs twice a day, and the journey time to St. Barth is an hour.
Private St. Barths Boat Charters
Going to St. Barths for the day is possible with any customizable private boat charter of your choice, whether you’re going shopping, or beach hopping.
Top Three Things to Do in St. Barths
1. Dine and shop in the heart St. Barths, Gustavia
2. Take in the view of the island by vantage point, Fort Gustave
3. Visit world famous beaches like St. Jean Beach and Saline Beach
With multiple ports and two airports, the question is not how will you get to St. Maarten, but rather when? Whether you are coming in from abroad or within the region, there are many entry points that will get you started on…