St Barts, the island in the Caribbean renowned for its glitz, glamour, designer shopping and high-end restaurants. It is undoubtedly one of the best places for guests to charter a superyacht over the festive period.

Do you have guests chartering a yacht in St Barts this December? If so, West Nautical are here to give you all the information and suggestions you need to give your guests the best experience.

Christmas in. St Barts

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St Barts has a delightful Christmas Village in Gustavia. This runs from the 3rd – 20th December every year. Guests can spend the day browsing stores with the works of local artisans and food vendors.

As well as this, they can take their children to meet Santa, known as ‘Pere Noel’. 

NYE in St Barts

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New Year’s Eve is the highlight on the St Barts festive season calendar. It attracts people from all over the world. Guests can start their day watching the annual New Year’s Eve Regatta. It showcases the most beautiful sailing yachts on the island. And, is often frequented by the world’s biggest stars. They don’t call it the playground of the rich and famous for nothing! The regatta is a “just for fun” event that kick starts the New Year’s Eve celebrations. 

In the evening, guests can start at one of the island’s many dining establishments. Many of whom have live music or fabulous parties planned. The main event of NYE are the midnight fireworks which light up the night sky. The island is aglow with parties, music and people dancing. While in the bay, the beautiful superyachts decorate the ocean and join in the festivities by sounding their horns along with the music. Once the clock strikes midnight, take guests to Nikki Beach, La Plage or Le Yacht Club. These are the three most esteemed venues on the island, where guests will find unforgettable entertainment to dance the night away. 

General Activities

For the days when guests are looking to explore the amazing island of St Barts, why not suggest a stroll through the streets of Gustavia? It is lined with designer shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Then, guests can enjoy a light lunch at one of Gustavia’s chic cafes along the quay before heading back to the yacht. 

For a more adventurous guests, why not suggest a hike uphill to Fort Gustave? It can be found at the mouth of the harbour. Built in the 18th century, it is one of the strongholds built to protect the island from invasion. Guests will be able to enjoy panoramic views from the top of this hike, looking over the harbour and out to the Caribbean Sea. The view alone will be worth every step. Another option for a hike is to Fort Karl, which gives amazing views of the town and beyond to see other islands including St Kitts and Nevis and St Maarten. 

If guests wish to relax, Anse de Grande Saline Beach is no doubt the most beautiful beach on the island. Saline beach is also a great place for guests to explore the crystal-clear waters with a snorkel to spot some of the local marine life. St Barts is also home to the famous beach club, Nikki Beach, found on Baie de St Jean. 

We hope these suggestions will be of use this season!

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