On St. Barth’s there is even more to love during the summer. Summer is the time when St. Barth locals and privileged insiders shift from the VIP shuffle to a quieter, more intimate pace, what the real St. Barth is all about.
St. Barth is one of the world’s most glamorous destinations and a frequent getaway for both the rich and famous, and well-heeled travelers, offering style and sophistication in a friendly and laid back environment.
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and put on the map for high-end tourism by the Rockefellers in the late 1950s, St Barth remains distinctly French in feel and has charmed countless visitors with its innate beauty, unique character and authentic charm.
This casual but chic hideaway offers watersports, wining and dining in the island’s superb restaurants, shopping in Gustavia’s trendy boutiques, and a variety of fantastic cultural events throughout the year. For more information, visit http://www.saintbarth-tourisme.com.
Summer ’13 Line Up
- July 1-7: Taste of St. Barth – The first international festival of food in the Caribbean.
- July 14: Bastille Day – Fireworks and dancing on the dock, Quai Général de Gaulle in Gustavia.
- July 26 – Aug 17: St Barth Family Festival.
- August 3 -4: Windward Fete – Fishing tournament, regattas, various games, music, volleyball, raffle, and dancing: Village of Lorient.
- Aug 3-15: St Barth Tennis Open – The sports event of the summer is the islands’ largest tennis tournament. For men, women and children, on the tennis courts.
- August 24: St. Barthélemy Saint’s Day Commemoration of the island’s patron saint. Official ceremonies, regattas, various games, fireworks and dancing on the dock : Quai Général de Gaulle– Gustavia.
All photos Courtesy St. Barth Tourism.