About the island
Saint-Barthélemy is a French island among
the Leeward Islands. The island is also known as Saint Barts, Saint
Barths, or Saint Barth.
Location: St. Barts is a Caribbean island part of
Size: 8 square miles (12.5 square km)
Language: French (official) 99%, Creole patois
Climate: Subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately
Terrain: Volcanic in origin
Currency: euro (EUR)
Getting there from Miami: St. Barts is located 1,371
miles (2,207 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island
is to fly.
A valid passport is required
for all visitors, no other documentation is acceptable.
You can explore the island on
sightseeing tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for
If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing,
try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the
many sea activities available.
See a birds eye view of the region with
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The most common way to get to St. Barths is to
fly first to the Dutch side of St. Maarten and then take a prop
plane for the short, ten minute flight to St. Barths.
US Airways and American Airways are major carriers from the U.S.
(although US Airways reduces its weekday schedule significantly
in the off-season (generally June - October).
If you plan
to rent a car in St. Barts, be aware you will be driving on the
left. The only islands in the Caribbean where you drive on the right
are Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique,
and the Netherlands Antilles.
Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates
vary, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters
are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.
United State diplomatic representation
Consulate of Guadeloupe
4101 Reservoir Road, N.W. Washington D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 944 6195
Fax: (202) 944 6148
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