Jae Marie’s Journeys: Island Trio

Saint Martin, Anguilla, and now…. part three of my three-island hop adventure. This time, we headed to Saint Barths. A tad longer, this trip was about 40 minutes, but we figured out the correct port to leave from. This one was pre-paid through our excursion company, and drinks were offered on-board along with music.

This was another quiet island, but definitely had more attractions, especially if you’re looking to spend some cash. The port is full of private boats alongside the shopping strip, fulled with luxury brands from Prada to Ralph and Cartier. We took a quick stroll to window shop before hopping in a cab to head to GypSea, a beach club right on the water. It was about a $40 cab ride up the hill, passing the island’s small airport runway and watching planes take off along the way.

We rented two chairs which came with an umbrella, ordered feta fries, and drinks. We stayed for hours and spent no more than $200 so it was definitely worth it. After, we headed back to the port, stopped at a restaurant to grab drinks to go, and headed back to Saint Martin.

Things to know:

This is the more affluent, luxury island of the three, so if you’re looking to shop, be sure ready to spend.

Depending on where you’re from and your native language, you’ll see it spelled differently – Saint Bart, Saint Barths, but the official name is Saint Barthelemy.

Similar to Anguilla, you’ll pay tax, the price of the ferry, so be sure to factor that in along with timing to get back.

Like the others, be sure to bring your passport for customs.

Check ahead for beach clubs to visit so you don’t end up spending an arm and a leg, or out of luck. They do sell out fast!

Get a cab number ahead of time to avoid any issues in getting back to port on time.

While it might not be a place to book a complete week-long trip to, it was definitely wroth saying I’ve been.

Until next time…

– Jae Marie

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