French Caribbean, Jet-set Getaway
The French Caribbean is where the sophistication of the South of France meets the relaxation of the Caribbean. St. Barts is a notorious jet-set getaway for celebrities and CEOs that features gourmet restaurants and luxury boutiques. St. Barts is also known for its famed New Year’s Eve yacht hop, situated in the quay at Gustavia Harbour.
St. Martin / St. Maarten are situated 25 miles northwest of St. Barts and are actually two islands in one. The island was split between France and Netherlands as a result of the 1864 Treaty of Concordia. The north side of the island is considered a subdue version of St. Barts that captures the essence of French culture, while the southern Dutch side of the island is considered a popular tourist destination.