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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: St Barts Mini Tour Reply with quote

St Barthelemy better known as St Barts is about 14 miles south of St Martin. The prosperous population numbers about 8400. The currency is the Euro but US is accepted as well most everywhere on the small island. French is the language as it is a French Collectivity, the same as the French side of St Martin.

I was advised on my first trip here that it was not worth taking a tour of the island. That was bum info as the island is beautiful from most any location and well worth the hour or so it takes to see all of it.

Almost all ships anchor out and tender in. It is usually not a long tender to the capital city of Gustavia. Gustavia is compact and picturesque. Extremely expensive yachts dock here and many are for charter. Jimmy Buffet fans will associate “Cheeseburger in Paradise” with a bar in this town.

Shell beach lies just on the other side of town and is an easy walk. It is one of 21 beaches on the island and will suit most all. It has a decent beach bar, okay snorkeling and the name explains the beach. Did I mention it is a topless beach?

Do not rent a scooter here the concrete roads are very steep and dangerous. Flying in may be just as dangerous as the short airport runway lies between two steep hills.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures taken in 2012 around the island
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures taken in Gustavia
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pictures from “Le Select” the restaurant made famous by Jimmy Buffet’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. It is one of the most inexpensive places to eat on St Bart’s and very popular with ship passengers and locals. Buffet fans like to have their picture taken by the sign.
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The following are from a cruise in January 2017
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Wine and cheese party plus
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heartbeat the pictures Tim!
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