Among the island’s eight square miles of rolling hills and rocky reefs are the beautiful traces of its volcanic origin, most of which can be intimately explored on foot. Beyond the breathtaking views, part of the allure of the island’s hike-able attractions is the seclusion that comes with them.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth's ideal location in Grand Cul-de-Sac allows for easy self-guided hiking along picturesque paths that wind through the peninsula and showcase the island’s indigenous flora and fauna.
Discover the island of St. Barth from a new vantage point under the lead of a local expert. Hiking excursions provide access to exceptional sites on the island such as Colombier Beach, the natural pools of Petit Cul de Sac or the “washing machine” of Grand Fond. There are 15 paths, of varying length and difficulty, through gorgeous natural environments complete with rare plants and wildlife, some of which are accessible only with a guide.
St. Barth is a 9.7 square mile (25 square kilometers) island. Its small size makes it ideal for quick excursions in and out of the resort to explore the destination.
For beach lovers, there are no less than 14 beaches spread across the enclave, each radiating with its own singular character and charm, including several untouched seasides like Colombier, Gouverneur or Saline. From isolated stretches of sand to entertainment-laden hotspots, there’s something for every type of beach enthusiast on the island.
For shoppers, St. Barth offers a haven of discerning fashion finds. Throughout the island, the windows of more than 200 boutiques beckon with jewelry, shoes and the latest designer clothing straight from Paris. Travelers will discover exclusive bags and watches from well-known brands in addition to new pieces perfect for life in New York, Paris and other parts of the world.
For art lovers, the island fully integrates all aspects of the cultural experience. From the creation of island-inspired masterpieces to their exhibition throughout the island’s galleries and public spaces, the works of local and international artists both reflect and enhance the character and culture of the island.
For heritage lovers, the destination is layered with history. Before the Europeans arrived (1493 with Christopher Colombus), St. Barth was home to Arawak Indians and later Caribs, who knew the island as Ouanalao. French since 1656 with a Swedish interlude from 1784 to 1878, the enclave blends influences from both countries combined with local tradition.
Our Clef d’Or concierge will be happy to assist in planning a discovery trip, organizing a car rental for the duration of the stay and suggesting sightseeing, shopping and dining experiences along the way.
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