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St. Barth is a French caribbean island renowed for its beaches, restaurants, wine cellars, shopping, nautical activities and informal quality of life.
Its area : 9,5 sqm
Population : French
Capital : Gustavia
Official language : French
However English is widely spoken
Euro is the official currency but the dollar (US$) is commonly accepted. Credit cards: Visa Master and American Express – Inquire about the exchange rate
Tips are not compulsory. Service charge is included in the bill.
Voltage Electricity is 220V – whereas it is 110V in the States
A converter is needed. Most recent laptops and cell phones have the double voltage.
Water is rare and precious in St. Barth as there are no natural sources The supply of fresh water is provided both by a desalinisation plant and rain. In St. Barth there is a big difference between using water and wasting it.
Tropical climate. Temperature year round averages 84°F
The time in St Barth is – 4 Greenwich Mean time
From New york winter: +1h
From Paris winter: – 5h
From Paris summer: – 6h
Two ways to reach St. Barth from the International airport of St Marteen – SXM
Scheluded flights are available between the island of St. Barth and both airports in Saint Martin/Stt Marteen :- Princess Juliana International Airport located in the Dutch side, St Marteen and L’Espérance Airport located in Grand Case, French side of Saint Martin
St. Barth airport (SBH) can land only small planes (maximum 19 seats) and is not equipped for night flights
Winair : www.fly-winair.com
St Barth Commuter : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voyager ferry: 1h15 from Marigot (french side) – www.voy12.com
Great Bay Express ferry: 45 minutes from Philipsburg (dutch side)
International airports connecting to St. Barth
From/To Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) at St Marteen (dutch side): 10 minute flight
From/To Pointe à Pitre airport in Guadeloupe: 1 hour flight
” From San Juan Puerto Rico, 1:30 hour flight with the company Tradewind Aviation”
All travellers need a Valid passport to pass the Immigration in St Marteen
UE citizens need a valid ID card to enter St. Barth
According to some countries a Visa may be required
St. Barth Frontier Police Information +590 5 90 29 76 76
Saint Barthelemy is a french overseas community where French law applies.
International call to Saint Barth : dial + (590) 590 and the 6 digit numbers
To call from the USA to St. Barth : 011 (590) 590 and the 6 numbers
National and local calls
St. Barth, St. Martin frenchside, Guadeloupe and France: 05 90 & the phone number
To call St Marteen from St. Barth : 00 599 54 & the 5-digit numbers
From St. Barth to call the USA: 00 1 (area code) and phone number
International cell phones work in St. Barth but an international roaming is needed
Driving in St. Barth
A valid licence is needed
Helmet and belts mandatory.
Driving on the right side.
Going around : few people “walk” in St. Barth
Taxis are available from the airport and Gustavia
Cars, quads and scooter rental available on request.
Calendar of Events
Pitea Day : November
New Year’s Eve Regatta : December
St Barth chamber music Festival : Mid-January 2011
Carnival : February – March
Saint Barth Bucket Regatta : End of March
Saint Barth Sails : Beginning of April
St Barth Film Festival : Mid-April
Book festival : April
Saint Barth Theatre festival : Mid-May
Music festival : June 21st
Neighborhood Fairs : July-August
SBJAM Music Festival : Mid-August