Favorite thing: I really love this beach! It is so picturesque, and the sand is so fine and white. The water is relatively calm for swimming. I could have stayed in the water all day (well we were actually there for a while). At this time of year there are not a lot of visitors on St. Barth's, so the beaches were relatively empty.
Favorite thing: Lots and lots of shells here, many small ones. I just scooped up a handful to sort through later on. Oh, about the bed: the very hip restaurant Do Brazil is just above on the beach. Nice views and excellent food. There was also a huge wooden carved hand on the beach, most likely part of the restaurant, as well. More information in my amazing food tips!
Favorite thing: My favorite thing was snorkeling, of course! There is a small reef near the shoreline. I chased fish around for an hour or so with my underwater camera. I was really hoping for a sea turtle or an octopus, but no such luck on that day!! Still, I like watching the fish feed on the reef and play. So interesting!
Fondest memory: This is also a very nice beach, although not as peaceful as the others, as you can hear the buzz of cars whizzing by. Still beautiful, with interesting piles of coral, as you can see from the cool textures in the photo.
Favorite thing: This beach is very nice, but getting into the water can be rough! It is rocky at the shoreline, so you may want to wear jellies so you don't smash your toes, or trip, like I did, and bruise my leg on the first day!!
One of the beauties of St. Barths is the fact that it's such a cool, laid-back island. You go there hoping you are going to have nothing but a relaxing, stress-free good time.
However, traveling TO the island can be a bit daunting, especially when you have to connect through the somewhat chaotic St. Maarten airport.
Luckily for us travelers, St. Barths has a wonderful Concierge service that provides anything and everything you need to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
The staff at Premier IV - John, Vincent, and James - are very professional and extremely helpful when planning out your holiday on the island.
I got in touch with them when I was a bit concerned that our connection time from St. Maarten to St. Barths from the US might be a bit tight and we could possibly miss that last flight out to St. Barths. One of the services this team provides is VIP airport service where they take care of your baggage handling, customs paperwork, and accommodate you when there are delays in flights. One of their staff members greets you at the airport and escorts you straight to the next gate so you can simply catch your inter-island flight without hassling with logistics. Then another meets you at your destination to ensure all of your luggage collection and paperwork is handled properly.
It was absolutely stress-free, and a great way to kick off the rest of our trip.
Fondest memory: One of the other services Premier IV offers is party planning. Whether it's birthdays or weddings.....they take care of it all!
All it took was a few exchanges of email and everything was all set for my friends and I to have a non-stop good time on the island. You just tell them your specific requests and what type of atmosphere you're looking for, and they know exactly where to send you.
This is especially helpful during the High Season when all the popular hotspots tend to get booked up pretty quickly.
You want hot, sexy dancers to be served up with that birthday cake? Vincent and team can arrange that! ;-)
The most stressful decisions I had to make were things like, "Would you like champagne with that birthday cake?" "Tequila shots before or after dinner?"
Life is tough!
Their website lists all the services they provide, or you can contact them directly for rates and more info:
Premium IV St Barts
Les Galeries du Commerce
97133 St. Barthélemy
French West Indies
From the US: 011 590-590-290-007
From the US: 011 590-590-290-008