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Information from the Foreign Office about your Saint Barth trip:

Saint Barth, also called Saint-Barthelemy, St. Barths, St. Barth or St. Barts, is an island in the Caribbean with about 11,000 inhabitants. The Caribbean island is part of the Lesser Antilles and a French overseas territory.

Geographically, St. Barths is located southeast of St. Martin and St. Maarten, north of St. Kitts, northwest of the island of Barbuda and northeast of the Dutch islands of Saba and Saint Eustatius.

The official language on Saint-Barthelemy is French and the island's currency is the euro. In addition to the main island, a number of smaller, uninhabited islands are part of the national territory.

Saint Barth, measuring approximately 21 square kilometers, is one of the few Caribbean islands with a majority white population.

In 1877 the French bought the island from Swedish ownership, which is why there are still several Swedish flags on the island today. It was only after the American banker David Rockefeller acquired a property on St. Barth in 1957 that the island slowly developed into a destination for so-called luxury tourism.

Nowadays, numerous international stars spend their exclusive holidays there on the beautiful beaches, in the middle of the perfect surrounding sailing areas or in the fascinating landscape of the Caribbean island.

The capital of Saint Barth is Gustavia with around 3,000 inhabitants. The cityscape is characterized by the U-shaped harbor, where the majority of the world's mega yachts gather every year at the turn of the year to celebrate the New Year with international celebrities.

The most important sights in Gustavia and the surrounding area include the Saint Barth Museum in the Wall Haus, Fort Oscar, the legendary Shell Beach - known from numerous photos and videos, the Swedish clock tower, the capital's Anglican church, the Gallery Asie, the 61 meter high lighthouse of Gustavia, the coastal road, the Patis Gallery, the shell museum, the bay of Saint-Jean, the Morne du Vitet mountain range, the viewpoint at Fort Karl, the Presbytan church and several fine sandy beaches such as Colombier Beach , the Anse du Governor, Anse de Grande Saline, the popular St. Jean Beach, the 500 meter long Anse des Flamands and the small sandy bay of Lorient.

In July 2015 I visited the beautiful island of Saint Barth for the only time so far. During my nine-week Caribbean tour and an integrated six-day stay on the neighboring island of St. Maarten, I took the opportunity to take a day trip to the famous island.

After a comfortable hour-long boat trip, the island impressed me immediately after my arrival with its unique peace, meticulous cleanliness and the many small electric cars. I had never seen some of these electric models anywhere in the world and never seen so many electric vehicles in one place.

Immediately after setting foot on this Caribbean island, it felt like a very special place in the great travel world.

After an extensive city tour through the very well-kept Gustavia in the morning and the associated visit to all the important sights, the afternoon was all about pure relaxation.

If I was going to be on this Caribbean island, then I wanted to at least lie on the famous Shell Beach of Saint Barth and spent the rest of the day there.

This paradisiacal beach, particularly known for the fashion industry, with numerous bikini shots of various top female models, was only about a ten-minute walk from the center of Gustavia.

When we finally arrived, it actually consisted entirely of shells or broken pieces of shells. At first it took a bit of getting used to and felt like walking on raw eggs because I was mostly only used to fine sandy beaches. In any case, it was very painful and practically impossible to walk there barefoot.

After three hours on the almost deserted Shell Beach and a good portion of sun, it was a great feeling to have been on one of the most famous beaches in the world. Visiting a shell beach was unique in all of my travels around the globe.

I ended the late afternoon in one of the restaurants in the city center with a great view of the harbor before the ferry set off back towards St. Maarten in the evening.