Your tiny propeller plane starts to descend, but you see only a hilly scene ahead. Covering your eyes and holding on tight, you peek, watching as your plane heads right for the mountainside. Just when you're sure you're going to crash, the plane slides between two different peaks and gracefully lands on a runway. Your plane comes to a halt ten feet from a beach, and no one even moves a muscle while they tan right before your eyes. You have just landed in Saint Barts, the French collectivity in the Caribbean.
Saint Barts is a beautiful Caribbean Island with a touch of French luxury and great shopping, fine dining, and did I say nude beaches? It has been known as the Caribbean playground of the rich, and clearly is with its villa hotels and beach front locations.
While there you can tour the small island, look at local shops, or just lie on the beach. You can also go sailing or jet skiing to see the island from the water, or bike ride along the hilly island roads to get yet a different view. The St. Barts Music Festival is held in January and the Film Festival is held in August, making both of these months ideal time for vacationing.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
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