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St. Barthelemy (St. Barts) Facts
Passports and VisasPassport required for entry. A return or onward ticket is also required of all visitors.
Health InformationNo vaccinations required for entry.
TimeEST + 1 hour.
ElectricityVoltage is 220 AC, 60 cycles. American-made appliances often require French plug converters and transformers.
Languages SpokenFrench is the official language. Much of the populace speaks English, however, and there is seldom a language problem at hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.
CurrencyThe official currency is the Euro €. Dollars are accepted everywhere, and prices are often quoted in dollars.
Clothing RequirementsSt. Barts is very informal. Casual sports clothes in cotton, and other light fabrics are fine by day, as are jeans, T-shirts, etc. (Bathing suits are for the beach, pool, or yacht, but not for town.) At night, women often dress for dinner in whatever happens to be fashionable in resort wear. Ties and jackets are never required for men.
St. Barthelemy (St. Barts)
St. Barthelemy (St. Barts)
A great place for honeymooners to celebrate their marriage in style . . . from its postcard harbor to its twenty spectacular beaches, many travelers consider this beautiful little island to be the closest thing to heaven on earth. Rolling hills, picturesque villages and broad valleys are surrounded by coral reefs, gin-clear waters and blue-green lagoons. A favorite retreat for the rich and famous, St. Bart’s is renowned for its natural beauty, delicious cuisine, chic boutiques and relaxed ambiance.
Diving and snorkeling is very popular in St. Barts. Although its most popular sport is volleyball and it hosts many tournaments. Many bays (Lorient and Anse des Cayes) are known for their suitable waves and you will often find bronzed, slender enthusiasts either surfing or windsurfing.
Also popular are the numerous hiking trails that can be traversed on foot or hoof! Horseback riding is abundant. And don't forget to book a sailing trip!
Climate and Weather
Most of the year puffy white clouds parade through a clear blue sky, and warm balmy breezes gently ruffle hair and sway palm fronds. It's a t-shirt, shorts and sandals kind of weather, interrupted now and then by a brief tropical shower.
The climate is arid tropical maritime, which means that it rarely rains, and that year round temperatures range from 72 to 86º Fahrenheit.