Prestigious St Barths is a patch of hedonistic beauty floating in the blue Caribbean where rolling palm-strewn hillsides are fringed by 14 soft white sand beaches. Hosted by Eden Rock Villa Rental, guests discover a unique combination of natural beauty and playful sophistication.
Spend the day splashing in crystal clear waters, dashing across the sea in a luxury yacht or shopping in fashionable St Jean, then wind down with cocktails by your villa pool before dinner at the immutably glamorous hotel, Eden Rock – St Barths.
Gustavia is a busy port and home to deluxe sailing yachts and elegant shops. The island is the gourmet star in the French West Indies with international chefs drawn to the local enthusiasm for fine food.
Eden Rock – St Barths is home to the exotic cuisine of Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
One of the great pleasures of this beautiful island is to visit the many different beaches. Although while St Barths covers a diminutive 8 square miles, its volcanic peaks make it quite necessary to have a car. The roads can be startling for their steep and winding nature, but the challenge is rewarded with the most astonishing vistas. Anywhere you might wish to visit is no more than a 20-minute drive away.
Eden Rock Villa Rental is delighted to arrange car hire of your choice — the most popular are convertible Minis and BMWs — or provide a chauffeur driven limousine for your stay. It is possible to call taxis for individual journeys, however it is necessary to make reservations in advance. There is one petrol station on the island located near the airport.
Local Information and Services
Your concierge is available 24/7 and will be delighted to assist with all information and reservations. Meanwhile, we have provided some details below for quick and easy reference.
BANKS AND CURRENCY
The local currency is the Euro but U.S. dollars are accepted nearly everywhere. There are five major banks on the island in Gustavia, with one in St Jean.
Marché U supermarket opposite the airport in St Jean is the largest grocery shop on the island and anything an international traveller may require is stocked here.
There are many local shops dotted around the island, usually within a few minutes of any Eden Rock Villa Rental property. Information is provided in each villa.
There is a fish market in Gustavia, open from 6am to noon, where you have a fabulous selection for the catch of the day, from lobster to wahoo. There is also a small stall in Lorient early in the morning where local fishermen sell their morning haul.
There is one near the airport open Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to noon and 2pm to 7pm. There is an automatic payment pump 24/7.
There are two taxi stations on the island, one at the airport and one in Gustavia.
TIPS ON TIPPING
French law requires that service is ‘compris’ (included) so unless you wish to reward exceptional service there is no obligation to tip.
Voltage is 220 AC, 60 cycles. USA appliances often require French plug converters.