Whether you have already been to St. Barths or are planning your very first trip in 2020, there are always new up-and-coming spots to be enjoyed on the island. But why just enjoy the most well-known, touristy spots when we recommend some fantastic local places instead? With that in mind, have a look at our selection of top spots in St. Barths for 2020:
1. Le Ti Marché
If fresh fruit and vegetables are your bread and butter, this one-stop-shop in Lorient should definitely be on your to-do list for St. Barths. The owners divide their time between our little island and Guadeloupe, where they source a scrumptious selection of fresh goods. They also stock items such as kombucha, 100% raw chocolate, local honey and scorchingly hot Scotch-bonnet peppers.
Monday-Thursday: 9am-1pm and 3pm-8pm | Friday: 10am-6pm | Saturday: 8am-1pm and 3pm-6pm
2. Le Grain De Sal
Le Grain De Sel, or The Grain of Salt, is situated mere steps away from of one of the best beaches in St. Barths, Saline. Surrounded by cave-like rocks, the restaurant remains fairly cool even on the hottest days of summer. The restaurant is casual and relaxed, with most patrons wandering in wearing their bathing suits and beach wraps.
Corossol is a charming fisherman’s beach situated just before the larger Colombier Beach. If less-crowded beaches and pristine sand is your thing, then Corossol is just the spot for you.
4. Natural Pools
In June 2019, the district of St. Jean created a veritable paradise for birds and animals with a new pond. The boardwalk is a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing walk and spend some time in nature.
5. Santa Fé
A convivial ambience combined with delicious food and panoramic sea views await you at Santa Fé. The restaurant provides guests with classic Caribbean fare and a fantastic seaside setting. The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
6. Fort Karl
Commonly known as the lookout of Gustavia, Fort Karl is the best place from which to watch the sunset on St. Barths. The views from the lighthouse and surrounding areas are simply spectacular, and a highlight for travel Instagrammers.
7. Sunday Market
If you feel like getting in some social fitness, The Stadium in St Barths is a great spot for friendly football games, afternoon jogs and various other forms of outdoor exercise.
8. Fish Market
Venture to the port of Gustavia to witness the fishermen bring in their morning catch. Learn about some of our most popular and commonly caught fish and then come and try it at Le Sereno’s Ristorante Al Mare.
Forget cinemas and stale popcorn, the outdoor screenings at St. Barth’s Lorient school are far more fun. As this is a local favourite, it’s best to ask Le Sereno’s friendly concierge about times, dates, and movies.
These spots are some of our personal favourites, but if you would like to explore some additional options, please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful concierge who will be only happy to provide additional recommendations. If you still need to plan your trip, visit our website to book online or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image Credits: Access, Destination St. Barths, Getaway Mavens, Getting Stamped, St. Barth Fly Cam, Town and Country Magazine, Le Grain de Sel Restaurant