A week of Paradise in Saint Barthélemy

Ella by ocean on beach at Anse de Grand Cul-De-Sac in St Barthélemy

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 twice before but each visit was only for a day. This was the first time that I was actually going to stay here and experience life in St Barth.

Below is a chronological list of all my blog posts from this trip.

A Tour of Our Hillside Villa in St Barth

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… Read More

Sunday, 10 February 2013

A Day at Isle De France Hotel, St Barth

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… Read More

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Mardi Gras Carnival in Gustavia

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 seen waves act in… Read More

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Relaxing in Paradise (A Photo Diary)

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 villa… Read More

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Exploring Anse de Grand Cul-De-Sac

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 the beach… Read More

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Salt Pans & Secluded Beaches in St Barthélemy

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… Read More

Friday, 15 February 2013

A Day at Nikki Beach, St Barth

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… Read More

Saturday, 16 February 2013