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48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

September 28, 2019
Saint Barthelemy in the Caribbean is known for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and jaw-dropping sunsets, so spending a long weekend here is literally like escaping to paradise. You’ll want to make the most of your vacation time and squeeze as much in as you can, so here’s our ultimate itinerary that will help you make the most of 48 hours in St Barth.

 

Getting there

You’ll arrive in paradise, either by air or water. Most people use commercial flights because it’s the quickest, easiest and often cheapest way to get there. A number of international airlines have regularly scheduled international flights into the neighbouring island of St. Martin, where you can pick up a connecting flight from a local company. Gustave III Airport is located just a five minute drive from the capital of Gustavia. There is also a daily ferry boat from St. Martin to St. Barts and if you’re travelling in a group you could also charter a private speedboat. So now you’ve landed… the fun can start. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

Source: Saint Barth Tourisme

Day 1

To see the island at its best and explore every nook and cranny, we recommend you hire a car. For more practical advice, our guide to visiting St Bart’s will explain everything. Once you’ve got your car, you’re ready to start exploring. 

Exploring the capital 

Start off in the capital of Gustavia. This small port town is a charming place to wonder around and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to retail therapy. Many of the best shops in Saint Barthelemy are here. If you like the idea of staying in the centre of the action then take a look at the best luxury villas in Gustavia to see if one takes your fancy. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

Source: Saint Barth Tourisme

Hit the beach 

After grabbing a bite to eat in town, venture east to Saline Beach. This gorgeous stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful on the whole island and is a dreamy place to spend an afternoon, relaxing and soaking up the sun. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

Source: Saint Barth Tourisme

Sundowners with beautiful people

After an afternoon at the beach, you’re surely ready for a cocktail so make your way to one of the best beach bars in St Bart’s to enjoy a Pina Colada as the sun goes down. Nikki Beach or the bar at Eden Rocks are two of the most glamorous addresses on the island and are both in the lively area of St Jean. This is one of the best areas to stay in St Barth thanks to its plethora of restaurants and bars. Now all that’s left to do is dance the night away with the rich and famous.

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

Source: Eden Rocks Hotel

Day 2

Getting rid of that hangover

Nothing cures a hangover like sea water, so head straight for the beach and get ready to dive right in. There are so many water sports in Saint Barthelemy that you’ll be spoilt for choice, but we recommend snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding to get a taste for how the locals live. Head to Flammands Bay for clear, shallow waters and powdery sand. After a morning of adventure, you’ll be ready for something more relaxing. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

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Hit the spa

This is a holiday after all, so a relaxing afternoon at the spa will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to return to the real world. Book yourself in to one of the best spas in Saint Barthelemy and enjoy a massage or facial with the sound of waves lapping at the sand.

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend 

Source: Sisely Spa

Food, glorious food

All that pampering has probably worked up an appetite. We recommend making a reservation at La Gloriette, in the exclusive neighbourhood of Grand Cul De Sac. This mouth-watering restaurant is one of the best restaurants in St Bart’s and is characterised by it’s French Creole cuisine. At La Gloriette you’ll find the best accras on the island which is a famous Creole dish served all over Saint Barth. It’s simply salt cod fritters served in a spicy sauce and you can enjoy it with your toes in the sand at this beach-side eatery. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

Source: Les Ilets De La Plage

One final sunset

Before the weekend is over, you need to see a St Bart’s sunset. At one of these luxury St Bart’s villas with infinity pools or St Bart’s villas with ocean front views you can do that from the comfort of your own villa. Enjoy an ice cold glass of wine and watch the sun go down on a fabulous weekend. 

48 Hours in St. Barts: Your Itinerary for A Perfect Weekend

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