Picnic at the beach

Looking for the best beaches in St Barts? You can still find little coves where there aren’t any bars or restaurants. Our recommendation? Pick one, pack a picnic and prepare to fall in love. You could source a delicious feast from the recently opened Eden to Go in St Jean, or pick up some takeaway sushi from Baz Bar in Gustavia.

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These secluded beaches are postcard-perfect and our favourites in St Barts, hopelessly romantic and away from the hustle and bustle.

Gouverneur

This is one of the island’s best kept secrets thanks to the winding path that leads down to it. But make your way through the greenery and the beach is worth every step, with its idyllic white sand. There are no restaurants or cafés, so you’ll need to bring a picnic – and don’t forget your snorkel.

Saline

Instagram-ready and completely unspoilt, when the fine golden-sand path that leads to Saline beach gives way to a spectacular turquoise view, you truly know you’re in the Caribbean. It has a secluded feel and crowds are rare. It also attracts nude sunbathers (even though its technically illegal).

Colombier

The most remote St Barts beach of them all – in fact, you’ll need to hike for 30 minutes to reach it. Is it a challenge? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely, although we recommend avoiding the midday sun for the walk. Colombier is one of the best places on the island to spot sea turtles. Oh, and if you don’t fancy the walk, you could always reach it by catamaran.

Flamands

Whilst this beach isn’t as secluded as the others on our list, it still one of St Barts best beaches. Flamands is St Barts largest beach, with soft white sand and plenty of space for you to find a private spot. After enjoying your picnic, who could resist an afternoon cocktail at Cheval Blanc Blanc Isle de France?

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