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St. Barths

Mr. Harper's Travel Guide

A dependency of France, this neat, eight-square-mile island has a population of around 9,000, mostly of Breton descent. The terrain is hilly, but dazzling white beaches skirt the perimeter. The island’s capital, Gustavia, is generally considered to be the prettiest town in the ...

A dependency of France, this neat, eight-square-mile island has a population of around 9,000, mostly of Breton descent. The terrain is hilly, but dazzling white beaches skirt the perimeter. The island’s capital, Gustavia, is generally considered to be the prettiest town in the entire Caribbean. Owing to the large number of American visitors, St. Barths has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than other French islands such as Martinique and Guadeloupe. Thanks to the enduring French influence, however, its restaurants are excellent and the seafood invariably delicious.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passport (valid for six months beyond end of stay). Visit travel.state.gov, and for travelers’ health information, cdc.gov.

WHEN TO VISIT

The climate is warm and sunny with little variation in the year-round temperature. The best months to visit are December-June, when low humidity is the norm and daytime temperatures average in the low 80s.

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