St. Barthelemy, or St. Barts as most people call it, is the ultimate in island cool. A French island with Swedish heritage, it's the place that comes to mind when the conversation turns to chic vacation spots. Celebrities have been going there for years, and now simply blend in naturally with the other vacationers and the colorful locals.
Perhaps it's the laid back nature of the island, or the world-class restaurants. There is a different beach for every day of the week - each one with a little something special. The shopping in the main town of Gustavia is excellent offering choices from designers from all over the globe. For the active vacationer there is diving, fishing, sailing, tennis, and hiking to keep busy. There are several health clubs around the island offering a wide range of fitness equipment, aerobic and dance classes, massage, and yoga.
The island is small enough, so vacationers feel at home in a very short time. Driving around the entire island takes no more than an hour - so you are never more than 30 minutes from anything! There is a wonderful choice of private villas and resorts that can please even the most sophisticated traveler, or the first time vacationer.