How to get to St.Barts

In thirty years, the small island of Saint-Barthélemy (25 km2) has emerged from its secular isolation to become one of the world's leading luxury tourist destinations. 
"St. Barts" is unlike any other island in the Caribbean. 
A French island, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, its small territory combines modernity and tradition. 

The small size of the territory itself can be perceived as a fundamental handicap or, conversely, as a considerable asset.
 In the case of Saint-Barthélemy, exiguity favours rarity and this coveted rarity leads to luxury. 

The island has been chosen by international tourists for its intrinsic qualities (landscapes, authenticity, climatic atmosphere, tranquility, well-being, etc.). Luxury has settled on the island with the loyalty of its wealthy clients who have somehow overvalued the qualities of this territory, accentuating its much coveted rarity.
There is no temptation to mass tourism in Saint-Barthélemy. 
Increasing quantity cannot replace quality; the territory is too small to imagine the prospect of such an evolution. 

The isolation is relative: this destination is not accessible to large aircraft, most of the air market is controlled by two small local airlines and the airspace is open to small private aircraft. 
In Saint-Barts, luxury is not "bling-bling", nor vulgarly ostentatious, but a refinement of luxury, elegance with a touch of distinction, irreproachable professional services, a high level of security. 
Exceed the money and do not display your assets. 
It is necessary to distinguish luxury from top-of-the-range; top-of-the-range being only the optimization of a quality-price ratio. 

The destination has constantly been able to renew itself in this sector in order to find the right combination between the ageing of the first customers (at the origin of the destination) and the essential rejuvenation of a new clientele to attract. 
The island develops a modern vision of luxury, attractive, without losing its original identity for a renewed international recognition. 

This presentation will explain how St Barthélemy is one of the main destinations for investors and tourist rentals.


The island of Saint-Barthélemy is located 6,500 km from Paris, 2500 km from New York, 230 km northwest of Guadeloupe, at the junction of the Greater and Lesser Antilles and south of the Virgin Islands. By plane (Saint-Martin International Airport): - 1 hour 10 minutes from San Juan - Puerto Rico - 3 hours from Miami - 4 hours from Caracas - 4 hours 30 minutes from NYC or Montreal - 8 hours from Paris or Amsterdam This is an arid land of 21 square kilometres, dotted with dry hills of volcanic origin, which shelters a rare and essentially thorny vegetation. 
 The ribs are cut and dug with handles lined with fine sand.
There are nearly 22 public beaches - CLIMATE The climate of the island of Saint-Barthélemy is of a tropical maritime type. 
There are two seasons: a dry season from December to May and a rainy season from July to October. 
However, they are more present during the hurricane season, which occurs during the winter season. The tropical maritime climate of Saint-Barthélemy is characterised by mild temperatures and relatively high ventilation, which offer periods of comfort despite the high humidity. 
Temperature variations are limited by the trade winds and for this reason, the differences between the seasons are very small.


A valid passport is required for ALL VISITORS (including U.S., Canadian, Brazilian, and EU National citizens, regardless of what others may tell you).  Proof of onward transportation is necessary. Your passport’s expiration date must be at least 6 Months after your scheduled return date. For more information on U.S. passports, visit 


Countries not requiring a visa are:

U.S., Canada, EU Nations, Australia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador,  El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, St. Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU USE THE ABOVE LINK TO DOUBLE CHECK.All other nationalities MUST have visas. This includes nannies and staff traveling with you; you must also have proper documentation or you will be sent back. Even if you previously cleared immigration without incident, proper documentation is necessary. A VISA is also necessary for any person planning to stay longer than 90 days.