St. Barthelemy tour operator, offers carefully selected individual tours to the “island of millionaires”. Holidays in Saint Barthelemy is a unique opportunity to spend time on the same beach with George Clooney and Roman Abramovich, find treasures on the surface of the earth, surf at the best spots of Anse de Caille and Tuani.
Tours to St. Barthelemy attract not only luxurious hotels and unique piano restaurants with panoramic views of the beauty of the island, but also the opportunity to visit famous music and film festivals, explore the island from the sky and the depths of the sea. And also combine a beach holiday on the white sands of Saint-Jean with walks in the shops of the same town (prices in duty-free shops are very attractive for lovers of unusual souvenirs and exclusive items).
Despite the remoteness from Russia, most of our compatriots book tours (departing from Moscow and other cities) to this unique island resort. A trip to St. Barthelemy is an elite vacation with a touch of adventurism!
- Currency: Euro
- Language: French
St. Barthelemy, also known as St. Barts, is one of the most beautiful French islands in the Caribbean. In 1493 the island was discovered by Columbus and named after his brother Bartolomeo. In 1648, French colonists settled on the island until 1784, when it was sold to Sweden in exchange for trading rights in Gothenburg. In 1878, France bought St. Barthelemy back, and now it belongs to the overseas territories of France and is a duty-free trade zone. This elite paradise is also called the Caribbean Saint-Tropez. St. Barts has about 20 white sandy beaches, the most famous are St.Jean, Lorient, Shell Beach, etc. Delightful nature, picturesque bays and mild tropical climate attract the most famous and wealthy people from all over the world. Resting here, you can meet Paris Hilton, George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, Brad Pitt with Angelina Jolie etc. In the world of fashion, St. Barts has entered since the 1950s with the light hand of Rockefeller, who built a villa here. In our country, the purchase of a luxurious villa located in Guvernor Bay by the famous Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich brought considerable fame to the island. On St. Barts you can plunge into the atmosphere of luxury: villas, yachts, restaurants of various world cuisines, exclusive boutiques of famous brands. St. Barts Island, for those who know how to enjoy life. restaurants of various world cuisines, exclusive boutiques of famous brands. St. Barts Island, for those who know how to enjoy life. restaurants of various world cuisines, exclusive boutiques of famous brands. St. Barts Island, for those who know how to enjoy life.
St. Barts is a small island of volcanic origin in the Caribbean – only 25 sq. km. and is located 24 km southeast of the island. Saint-Martin (about an hour on a yacht) and 225 km north of about. Guadeloupe. The capital of the island – Gustavia, named after the Swedish king Gustav, is the administrative center. All beaches are protected by coral reefs and by law, access to them is free, without restrictions. There are some offshore areas declared as marine reserves. St. Barts is surrounded by shallow reefs ideal for snorkeling. The best diving is near the rocks away from the shore. Here you can see many types of corals, colorful sea sponges, parrot fish, reef and serrano perches and other marine life. From April to August, sea turtles come to some beaches of St. Barts, to swim to lay eggs. St. Barts is a popular stop for yachts. The island is just located between two major yachting centers – the Virgin Islands and Antigua.
Favorable dry, tropical climate. The average annual air temperature is 27 degrees, water – 25 degrees. The wettest months are from July to November, with occasional tropical showers. The best time to travel is from December to May.
The official language is French. Most residents also speak English.
Population about 8,000 people
State structure: The
French overseas community of St. Barthelemy, occupying the island of the same name and a number of adjacent small islands. It was formed on February 22, 2007. Previously, its territory was part of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. The basis of economic activity is serving tourists and duty-free trade (duty-free). Agriculture is not developed due to the lack of fresh water sources. Fishing is carried out on a small scale. Virtually all food, as well as manufactured goods and fuel, are imported.
Mostly Catholics, there are Protestants and Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The official currency is the euro. Also, dollars are accepted everywhere.
There are 5 banks and several ATMs on the island. Banks are mainly open from 8.00 – 12.00 and from 14.00 – 16.00, many are open on Saturdays (mornings), Sunday is a day off.
Behind Moscow time by 7 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer.
Communications and communications:
St. Barts has 10-digit phone numbers, landline numbers start at 05 90, mobile numbers start at 06 90. To call St. Barts from Russia, dial +590 590 and 6 digits of the number (landline number) or +590 690 and 6 digits of the number (mobile number). Cellular communication of GSM 900 standard Roaming with local operators is available to subscribers of the largest Russian operators. Most hotels and villas, as well as many restaurants, have free WiFi, but St. Barts, as it was and remains a small island, so the connection quality is not always “up to the mark”.
Russian citizens require a visa to enter the territory of St. Barthelemy.
Flight: from 13 hours + time for connection (depending on the schedule of the airline). Flight to the island of St. Maarten. From St. Maarten you can fly by plane (15 minutes) or reach by ferry or speedboat (approximately 45 minutes)
The amount of imported and exported currency is not limited. An amount over 7,000 euros must be included in the declaration. Duty-free imported: up to 1 liter of spirits, up to 2 liters of drinks with a strength of less than 22 °, up to 200 pcs. cigarettes, 500 gr. coffee, up to 50 gr. spirits (toilet water – up to 250 gr.), tea – 100 gr. The import and export of drugs and psychotropic substances, items of historical value, weapons and ammunition, as well as animals and plants listed as endangered species are prohibited. It is forbidden to import plants and vegetables of any kind, animals and products of animal origin from Haiti.
Tips are automatically added to the bill by most hotels and some restaurants. 10-15% is quite acceptable
St. Barthelemy is a combination of complete security and a high standard of living.
No vaccinations are required to travel to St. Barthelemy.
Mains voltage 220 volts – 60 Hz.
Most hotels and villas are equipped with 220-110 volt transformers.
Gustavia is the administrative center and capital of St. Barthelemy. The city got its name in honor of the Swedish king Gustav III, when France in 1785 ceded part of its possessions in exchange for trade rights in the region. The main branch of Gustavia’s economy is tourism. The city is located in the harbor, which is surrounded by low stone houses and where today the most expensive and exquisite yachts are moored. Many expensive restaurants, shops and galleries attract celebrities from all over the world. In the city, you should pay attention to the historical museum, where you can get acquainted with the traditions of the people living on the island. Of interest will be the old Anglican churches and, no doubt, an observation deck that offers a magnificent view of the island.