Saint Barthélemy is one of the most exceptional places in the world. With its mere 21 square kilometers, lush vegetation, and 14 brilliant, soft, white sandy beaches, St. Barth has become one of the most exclusive luxury destinations in the world, attracting stunning superyachts to its glistening shores. Its strong French influences add a feel of cosmopolitan Mediterranean flair, while its secluded coves and teal waters ensure a perfect Caribbean escape.
American billionaire David Rockefeller was the first to realize the potential of this little slice of France. In 1957, he spotted the bay of Colombier on the northwest point of the island from his boat. Immediately won over, he built a villa on a 67-acre plot of land with no road access, preferring to arrive by yacht. The Rothschilds and the New York jet set soon followed suit, and St. Bart’s became the most stylish destination in the Caribbean.
The port of Gustavia is the place to be seen at St. Bart’s, lined with designer boutiques, world-class restaurants, and chic cafés. It is also the main yachting destination for provisions, services, and facilities, accommodating as many as 60 yachts of up to 200 feet in its inner harbor and 100 more in the outer waters.