With the Mediterranean yachting season now at an end, luxury charter yachts are now moving onto the spectacular cruising grounds and warmer climates of the Caribbean and beyond. Fashion TV’s ‘Luxury Vacation in St Barts’ video shows why the island continues to be one of the world’s top charter destinations, each year attracting an impressive line-up of superyachts and their guests looking to both revel and relax throughout the winter months.
The video by FashionTV and presented by Hofit Golan shows a group of models flying into the tiny island’s air strip before heading to some of the famous shops and onto the party atmosphere of Nikki Beach St Barts. A place to be seen as much as to see, particularly for Christmas and New Year celebrations, St Barts measures just eight square miles yet encompasses a vibrant atmosphere of hedonism amongst idyllic settings and energetic allure. Aside from the glittering surroundings, the island is famed for its excellent shopping facilities and duty free port which boasts more than 200 boutiques and an array of world class restaurants, ensuring it remains one of ultimate playgrounds for the world’s elite travellers.
The main cluster of shops can be found in the chic capital of Gustavia followed by the charming town St-Jean, where charter guests can discover the fine offerings of anyone from Hèrmes and Louis Vuitton to Bulgari. The Carré d’Or Plaza also plays host to several fine jewellers, boutiques and an excellent wine store, perfect for stocking up your luxury charter yachts for evening events on board. Most shops close between midday and 3pm, as with is common with French overseas territories, but are also open later into the evening.
St Barts also has a thriving yachting community and strong sailing history and is home to the annual prestigious regatta, St Barts Bucket. This offers a great opportunity for sailing enthusiasts to either partake in some high-octane racing or just enjoy the atmosphere and social programme. The glorious powdery soft beaches on the island are frequent fixtures on ‘Top Ten Beaches of the World’ lists, and justifiably so. One of the most spectacular is Saline Beach, a stretch of white sand backed by forests and away from the more developed areas.
From majestic sailing yachts to sleek motor yachts, wide selection of luxury vessels can be found chartering in St Barts including some of the largest and most luxurious on the global charter market, such as: the 162.5m ECLIPSE the World's Largest Charter Yacht, 115m LUNA and the recently launched 88m QUATTROELLE.
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the island is famed for its excellent shopping facilities and duty free port which boasts more than 200 boutiques