Thought by some to be the most exclusive beach on account of its privacy and seclusion, Gouverneur beach is particularly appealing and generally has very few visitors.
It is a little gem and a real feast for the eyes, but you have to make the required effort. To get there, take a steep, winding road down between two sheer hills. The bird’s eye view down to the beach is unforgettable, especially if you suffer from vertigo! A car park has been built at the end of the road by the owner of the land, providing direct access to the beach.
The beach, which has coarser sand than most of the other beaches, is ideal for those in search of peace and quiet. A sea grape tree on the left is the only source of shade, but the sea is easy to reach and ideal for children. Further along is a sheer rock face at the water’s edge making getting on and off the beach a challenge, especially as there are large flat stones hidden under the breakers.
Dark and seductive, with ingredients imported directly from Italy, L’Isola takes you on an epic culinary voyage. You may find that at the end of your meal you are surprised to still be on vacation in the Tropics
Pairing French-infused Latin food with flavorful cocktails on a semi-circular terrace overlooking the red roofs of Gustavia’s harbor sets Bonito apart. Can be a great place to kick off one of those (in)famous St Barths party nights.
The combination of French classics with locally flavored twists and reimagined Creole ingredients perfectly suits this open-air garden restaurant. Go for lunch after a morning at Saline beach, or stay close to “home” for dinner at this local favorite
With weeknight cabarets and late nights of table-top dancing, food is a secondary attraction for this infamous party venue. As the night wears on the costumes come out and staff and patrons alike dress up to keep the party going.
For a quick dinner or lunch to break up a day spent browsing the boutiques in Gustavia, a slice of pizza or foccacia at this corner eatery can be just the thing. Low benches and tables on the terrace make for a casually comfortable setting.
In the middle of St Jean Bay, Jean Georges’ restaurants, whether on the beach or perched on the side of a rocky promontory, remain in high demand with good reason. An excellent place to lunch and spend a lazy afternoon soaking in the sun.
From the custom-forged Robata grills to the seamlessly crafted sushi and cocktails, the fusion of French and Japanese flavors beautifully embodies the simplicity and elegance that are trademarks at Le Sereno. A must-try