St Barts is one of the glitzier islands in the Caribbean so, if you don’t own a superyacht, embrace the glamour at a beachside hotel.
With a reputation for attracting wealthy travellers, St-Barthélemy (or St Barts to its friends) is, in parts, undoubtedly flashy. On an island of less than 10sqmi (25sqkm) and just over 9,000 people, there are designer boutiques, Michelin-starred chefs and superyachts galore. But, being the Caribbean, there are also shallow reefs, empty bays and steep volcanic slopes to explore. Here’s our guide to the best hotels to make the most of a visit.