St Barts, what to do in Gustavia ?

St Barts, what to do in Gustavia?


Already planning your getaway? Why not discover the Caribbean with its turquoise waters and white sand beaches?
St Barths is an ideal destination for lovers of exotic and luxurious vacations. Indeed, Gustavia is a perfect combination of wilderness and sophisticated places.

To help you find the perfect luxury villa rentals, we offer you in this article a selection of our best villas located in Gustavia.


Shopping trip in St Barts!


One of the best things to do in St Barthelemy is obviously shopping in gustavia ! First of all, you will find many famous stores in the downtown area, such as Hermès, Dior or Louis Vuitton! If you want to bring back a souvenir, don’t miss the local shops such as Free in St Barth or Pati de St Barth.

Then, a little further into the heart of Gustavia, there is a lovely cobblestone street. Other high-end boutiques can be found there, such as Kalinas & Tainos jewelry. This is a must for handmade beaded jewelry.

Enjoy the exceptional view from Fort Gustav




Gustavia has three old forts built by the Swedes, like Fort Karl. They offer a glimpse of the colonial past as well as unforgettable views of the island of St Barth. In particular, Fort Gustav was built in 1787 to protect the port. The site is overlooked by a characteristic red and white lighthouse, still in operation.

The walk is pleasant and the visit of this place is worthwhile. From here, you will have a breathtaking view of the harbor.

A coffee break in Gustavia


The downtown area is known for its many gourmet restaurants, but Gustavia also has a few cozy cafés. First and foremost, the best known of St Barths is Le Select, which has occupied its central location for 70 years. Proudly claiming the title of the oldest bar in St Barth, Le Select is an icon of the island.

Then across the cobblestone street is Le Bar de L’Oubli, with its covered terrace. You can have lunch here after a shopping trip.


Lunch in Gustavia St Barts


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Saint-Barthélemy is the ideal destination for gourmets. Especially since the island’s prestigious restaurants offer a wide range of traditional and international dishes.

Here is our selection of restaurants to discover during your trip :

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
La Guérite
La Petite Plage

To discover other prestigious restaurants on the island, we invite you to read our foodie guide.



Stay in Gustavia St Barts




Gustavia is at the heart of the activities of St Barths.

So, to take advantage of this effervescence, we offer you several luxury villa rentals near designer boutiques.

Our concierge service is at your disposal to meet your needs. Want to book a private chef for a memorable evening in your vacation home?
We provide in-home service with private chefs. It will be our pleasure to make your stay unforgettable.




Apt Colony Club D3 REMAX Island properties St Barths 0037


This apartment is located in an exclusive vacation rental residence in St. Barts. First, it overlooks Gustavia’s harbor, yachts and beautiful sunsets.

Secondly, the terrace is surrounded by a lush tropical garden and is just steps away from restaurants, stores and the white sandy beach of Shell.

In addition, it has a beautiful pool with sun deck and harbor view, also reserved for the exclusive use of Colony Club guests. This is the perfect getaway for a couple who wants to enjoy downtown Gustavia and relax in a quiet residence.




Villa vialenc REMAX Island properties St Barths 1


This villa is an old Swedish house recently rebuilt. It has been renovated with respect to its original architecture and design.

This historic 3 bedroom villa is ideally located at the entrance of Gustavia. As it is close to the harbor where the yachts are anchored, you will be within walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants, duty free stores, library, pharmacy.

This apartment is a perfect spacious tropical paradise with a beautiful covered terrace and garden.





Villa suite harbour REMAX Island properties St Barths 125


Suite Harbour is a beautifully decorated and fully air-conditioned apartment. It is located in the heart of Gustavia’s harbor. It offers a superb panoramic view of the harbor, the yachts and the sunsets. The large living room opens onto the covered terrace overlooking the harbor.

Suite Harbour is the ideal villa rental for those looking for a comfortable apartment in downtown St. Barts. Indeed, it is located within walking distance of restaurants, bars, designer boutiques and the famous Shell Beach.




Villa Shell Beach REMAX Island properties St Barths 6


SHELL BEACH is a contemporary style rental villa vacations. It is located on the hillside of Gustavia and is a stone’s throw from the beautiful and popular Shell Beach and the town. It also offers a magnificent panoramic view of Gustavia’s harbor, the Fourchue and St. Martin islands, and the beautiful sunsets!

You can enjoy this overlooking from all the rooms and the terrace. It is located in a private fenced domain, which makes it the ideal villa for couples on caribbean honeymoon, or for a family.



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