St. Barts Overview
Saint-Barthelemy is about 150 miles east of Puerto RicoIt is near the islands of Saint Martin, Saba and Anguilla. Gustavia, which is the main town of the island, was named after King Gustav III of Sweden, and remains as a reflection of the Swedish period. The island of Saint-Barthelemy, also known as Saint Barts, Saint Barths, or Saint Barth, is in the Caribbean among the Leeward Islands. Its land area is 21.0 km (8.1 sq. miles).
Of the 20 beaches on the small island, several are seen as especially inviting. On the southern side of the island, Saline and Governor beaches are pristine beaches with no development on them. On the western edge of the island is Colombier beach. This beach is only reachable by boat or a hike. St. Jean, Flammands and Grand-Cul-de-Sac beaches are also popular and attractive beaches which have hotels and other establishments on them. St. Barts has about 25 hotels, the largest, the Guanahani.
Detailed Map of St. Barts
On average, the temperatures are always high. Most rainfall (rainy season) is seen in August, September, October and November. On average, the warmest month is September. On average, the coolest month is January.
October is the wettest month. February is the driest month.