Destination guide

Tropical island getaways in Saint Barthelemy

A French-speaking Caribbean island more commonly known as St. Barts, Saint Barthelemy provides a pleasant backdrop for tropical getaways with family and friends. The Scandinavian-inspired town of Gustavia is a popular choice of base for vacations in the sun, putting a wide range of attractions and amenities close at hand, not least upmarket shopping, the 17th-century Fort Karl and a postcard-perfect marina brimming with luxury yachts and smart sailboats. For those seeking a quieter time, there's a lot to be said for checking out the Saint Barthelemy vacation rentals that are dotted along the island's northern coast.

Things to do

Attractions for all in Saint Barthelemy

While for many, the appeal of a Saint Barthelemy vacation rental lies in the ease of access to the island's palm-fringed beaches and isolated bays, not all visitors are content to spend their days lazing on the sand. For those craving a little action, water sports such as snorkeling, sailing and surfing are always on the agenda, while those keen on shopping can squeeze in a little retail therapy along the Madison Avenue-like Quai de la Republique. Culturally-minded travelers can admire the exhibits at Gustavia Harbor's Wall House Museum.


Beach days in Saint Barthelemy

With 14 public beaches on the island, you're never far from your perfect spot on the sand. The most well-known is St. Jean, a white-sand stretch fronted by lively beach bars, though if you're hankering after a little seclusion, it's worth heading to Colombier Beach on the island's westernmost peninsula. The most untrodden stretch of sand in all of St. Barts, the scramble across pebbly trails to reach it is soon forgotten when you arrive at the boulder-strewn beachfront and catch a glimpse of sea turtles in the shore waters.


Seasonal appeal in Saint Barthelemy

The most popular time to visit Saint Barthelemy is from April through June. This 3-month period represents something of a sweet spot, coming straight on the heels of the pricey winter season, yet before the storms that sweep over the island in fall. No matter when you choose to enjoy a Saint Barthelemy vacation rental break, you can expect the temperature to land somewhere between the low 70s and mid-90s. The island is at its driest in winter and early spring, though the glorious weather does tend to coincide with a spike in rental rates.

Natural features

Discover diverse landscapes in Saint Barthelemy

Away from the pristine beaches, you'll find the landscape of St. Barts is quite diverse. Outdoor experiences offer the chance to tour the wrecks and reefs of the island's marine park onboard a semi-submersible, while on the island's eastern side, the Toiny coast area serves up a wilder side of St. Barts. Highlights here include walking paths around the site of a former coconut plantation, a series of crystal-clear natural pools and a rocky coastline that begs to be explored.

Where to stay around Saint Barthélemy?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,609 vacation rentals near Saint Barthélemy. From 1,304 Villas to 268 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Barthélemy for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Saint Barthélemy?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saint Barthélemy. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • St. Barthelemy: 1,640 vacation rentals
  • Gustavia: 1,629 vacation rentals
  • Saint Barthelemy Airport (SBH): 1,607 vacation rentals
  • St. Jean Beach: 1,634 vacation rentals
  • Camaruche: 1,657 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Saint Barthélemy! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Saint Barthélemy?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saint Barthélemy:

  • St. Barthelemy: 1,640 rentals
  • Gustavia: 1,629 rentals
  • Colombier: 1,600 rentals
  • Flamands: 1,634 rentals
  • Anse des Flamands: 1,643 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Saint Barthélemy?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Saint Barthélemy are:

  • Saint Barthelemy Airport (SBH): 1,607 vacation rentals
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM): 762 vacation rentals
  • Wallblake Airport (AXA): 316 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Saint Barthélemy?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Saint Barthélemy. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Jean Beach: 1,634 rentals
  • Flamands Beach: 1,609 rentals
  • Gouverneur Beach: 1,609 rentals
  • Gustavia Harbor: 1,604 rentals
  • Lorient Beach: 1,645 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Barthélemy listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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