During the February half term of my final year of school, we flew to St Barth (short for Saint Barthélemy), a small, French island in the Caribbean. St Barth is famed for its fantastic shopping and laid-back, bohemian atmosphere. As well as the shops, the restaurants are meant to be divine. I've visited this island before but only for the day. This was the first time that I was actually going to stay here and experience life in St Barth.
St Barth 2013 Blog Posts
Blog posts displayed in chronological order.
In February half term, during my final year of school, we flew to St Barts. St Barts is a small French island found in the Caribbean. I had been here twice before but without actually staying on the island. Let me explain. In 2009, we went island-hopping round the Caribbean and one of our stops was Anguilla... Read more.
SUNDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2013
One of the first things that I noticed about St Barth was the lack of beaches. You had to know where the beaches were - you couldn't find them by chance. Well, you could but it may take a while. The majority of the St Barth coastline consists of cliffs and rocks. The first beach that we decided to visit was the beach... Read more.
MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY 2013
We woke up the following day to Pancake day or Mari Gras as is celebrated in St Barth. From the balcony I noticed that the sea was incredibly choppy with waves crashing from all directions. There were parts were two waves would charge towards each other before colliding. I had never... Read more.
TUESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2013
Travelling to new places comes with its share of adventure. When travelling to a new destination you want to immerse yourself in the place, soak up the culture and see the key sights. If you're anything like me though, sometimes you just need to sit the heck down! We were staying in a beautiful... Read more.
WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2013
A new day, a new beach! Today we were exploring a beach called 'Anse de Grand Cul-De-Sac' which I think translates to 'beach of large cul-de-sac'. You can actually see the beach from our villa. As the name suggests, the beach curves round the coastline rather like a cul-de-sac. When we arrived at... Read more.
WEDNESDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2013
The next day we set off to find yet another beach. Yesterday, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Anse De Grand Cul-De-Sac and today we were going to a beach called Anse de Grande Saline. It was a fairly long drive to get there. As we neared the beach, the land became a lot more rural and we... Read more.
THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY 2013
It was our last full day in St Barth and we decided to spend it at Nikki Beach, a beach-bar situated on what is arguably the most beautiful beach on the entire island. I had been to the Eden Rock restaurant next door twice on previous visits to the island and it was now time to find out what Nikki Beach... Read more.
FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2013