The stunning natural beauty of the French Caribbean is wonderfully diverse, with cascading waterfalls, extraordinary rainforests and aquamarine lagoons. Each of the six islands is gorgeous, unique and exclusive, treating guests on a luxury French Caribbean holiday to an enchanting joie de vivre.
Our portfolio predominantly features properties on the sophisticated island of St Barths. The island’s original inhabitants came from Brittany, so it's little wonder that its intrinsic French influence gives the region the air of an exclusive Mediterranean resort.
The capital and pretty harbour town of Gustavia offers a selection of gourmet restaurants, exclusive boutiques and pavement cafés, while the rest of the island is green and hilly with long stretches of white sand beaches. Excellent for watersports, the clear waters are enhanced by the island's Marine Reserve status.
Its varied history leads it to combine cultural influences from the Arawaks and several European nations, most notably of course the French and Dutch, between whom the island was settled with the Partition Treaty of 1648. Nowhere is this rich and varied history more apparent than in the island's cuisine, which can be sampled in anything from gourmet restaurants to casual outdoor eateries.
Watersports abound, with everything from windsurfing and wakeboarding to sailing and snorkelling on offer, but take time to venture inland too on one of the many walking trails or via mountain bike or quad bike, because the lush vegetation and mangrove swamps are home to a cornucopia of bird and animal life.
If you're looking for a twin-centre holiday, St Martin is just 9 miles and a short boat ride from Anguilla, so is the ideal option.
Luxury St Barths & St Martin Holidays Fact File
December - April
11 hours 25 minutes
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct fom London Gatwick to Antigua, with onward connecting flight
Cruise, Antigua, Anguilla, BVI, Barbados, Florida, New York, St Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico
- 4 hours