Hit by hurricane Irma in 2017, Saint Barthélemy has managed to rebuild better than before. The luxury hotels and restaurants have regained their splendour and continue to draw visitors to this spectacular island, the cultural scene has been expanded to encompass the latest in-vogue artists from around the world, and the food scene is littered with prestigious chefs. It’s safe to say this 24 sq.km (9 sq.mi) island is an exclusive slice of paradise.
The real estate market
The market has been on an upward trend for the last 40 years. Prices soared by 20% in 2022 and currently range from €20,000 to €30,000 per sq.m. Supply is waning and quality properties are becoming increasingly rare.
“Villas on the seafront rarely come up for sale. If one does, don't hang about”.
Focus on the Golden Triangle: Colombier, Saint-Jean and Gustavia for close proximity to road links.
The secret to Saint-Barthélemy “Buying a home with great fittings and fixtures to put on the seasonal rental market is always a sound investment. - Xavier Pignet, director BARNES Saint-Barth
Art of living
This Caribbean paradise is filled with opportunities to broaden your knowledge, have fun and enjoy some fantastic food. Luxury, peace and pleasure on a silver platter. Here are the BARNES hot tips.
Space Gallery, a venue that exhibits a mix of local and international artists, both emerging and already established.
V5X2+93X, Gustavia 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Maison Pélican, a hybrid venue hosting French and Italian artists and a vast array of ceramics and paintings.
Angle rues Oscar II & de la France Saint-Barthélemy, 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Artists of St Barth
The exhibitions put on by Artists of St Barth, an association that regularly showcases local artists.
Agence Barnes — 19 Rue du Roi Oscar II GUSTAVIA, 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
United of Saint Barth
United of Saint Barth, a gallery filled with photograph series set off against the immaculate white walls.
13 rue de la République, Saint-Barthélemy 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Shopping or Out and about
Le Spa Sisley
Spa Sisley at Hôtel Christopher. Don't miss the brand’s signature massages and the treatments to be enjoyed while taking in the spectacular sea view.
Gustavia 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Clic, a concept store that offers everything from artworks to home decor. A little ray of sunshine!
V4XX+CWM, Rue de la République, Gustavia 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
The island’s beaches
The island’s beaches, the perfect place to while away an afternoon. One of the most stunning has to be Gouverneur Beach with its white sands and turquoise waters.
The hottest reservations in town
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, where diners can enjoy signature dishes by the French chef while admiring the view of the port of Gustavia.
15, rue du Bord de Mer Gustavia, 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Le Tamarin, a restaurant set amidst lush nature with a menu that includes the best of classic French cuisine.
Saline Saint-Barthélemy BL 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
L’Isola, a restaurant serving fine Italian cuisine including specialities that never get old. All in a cosy setting.
Rue du Roi Oscar II, Gustavia 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
Bonito, a household name on the island since 2009. The menu is a fusion of Latin, French and Caribbean cuisine.
Rue Lubin Brin, Gustavia 97133, Saint-Barthélemy
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