St. Barthelemy

We can thank the French for St. Barts’ laissez faire attitude and joie de vivre, as well as its exceptional dining and exclusivity. One of the most privileged celebrity haunts in the Caribbean, larger-than-life guests have helped to usher in contemporary acceptance, Ricky Martin and Marc Jacobs—who was wed here—included, have made this destination’s reputation as being one of the happiest and gay-friendly islands in the Caribbean.

In a destination where nearly everyone is a VIP in their own right, visitors can easily find their pleasure. Luxury villas, of which there are plenty, give them the privacy to do as they like, and spectacular high-end resorts cater smilingly to all needs. Snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, yachting, and sunbathing on the dozens of gorgeous public beaches; shopping duty-free for the latest in French and Italian fashions; and dining in fine French tradition with fresh local ingredients certainly bring the joy in life to each day, and live music from spots like La Plage, Nikki Beach, and more mix you up with the international jet-setters that call this elite island one of their favorites.

Good to Know

  • No designated gay scene, but generally inclusive
  • The left and right sides of Saline Beach is popular among gay men
  • Gay destination weddings allowed
  • All-nude sunbathing permissible on some beaches

Additional Resorts:

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle De France

Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France is located just 5 minutes by car from the airport. This luxury boutique hotel, 'Hotel de luxe' consists of 39 rooms, suites and villas. This hotel is a gentle blend of simplicity and elegance in the heart of the Caribbean on the prestigious Island of St. Barth's. A special place on an exceptional island set amidst an enchanting tropical garden on one of the loveliest beaches in the Caribbean, Flamands Bay, this sophisticated gem of a hotel ...

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