Cheap flights from Saint Barthelemy
Flights from Saint Barthelemy
Saint Barthelemy, officially the Territorial Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy and often abbreviated to St. Barts, is an overseas collectivity of France. It is one of the four territories in the Leeward Islands in the north-eastern Caribbean comprising the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. Saint Barthelemy, or St. Barts, is a volcanic island surrounded by shallow reefs. Its capital and largest city is Gustavia. The territory is a famous tourist destination, especially during winter holiday season.
Where to go
As with other Caribbean islands, Saint Barthelemy is a great place to enjoy beaches and water activities. About 22 public beaches are in the country, 15 of which are suitable for swimming. The beaches are categorised into leeward beaches that feature calm waters protected by the island, and the windward beaches protected by hills and reefs. The windward beaches are known for windsurfing. The beaches at St Jean and Grand-cul-de-sac are equipped with water sports facilities, while the long beach at Lorient is quieter and has shade. Le petit Anse to the north of Anse de Flamands is a beach known for being safe and suitable for children. Anse Toiny Beach, on the other hand, is suitable for experienced surfers. Meanwhile, the popular beaches on the leeward side are the Anse du Gouverneur, Anse du Colombier, Anse de Grand Galet, and Anse de Grande Saline. There is also a marine reserve in St Barts, which houses protected and vulnerable habitats, bays, and islands. It features beautiful coral reefs and other precious marine life. Travelling along a hill road that leads to the Grand-cul-de-sac is also a unique experience, where tourists can see the scenic views of the coast line. The capital Gustavia is where the colonial regime of the Spanish, Swedes, British, and French is apparent through the monuments and landmarks.
Gustaf III Airport in Saint Barthelemy serves flights to short-haul destinations such as Pointe-a-Pitre, Antigua, Sin Maarten, Saint-Martin, and Saint Thomas. The Caribbean island of Antigua is home to the English Harbour and its neighbouring village of Falmouth, which are known in the world as a yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre. The island hosts the Antigua Sailing Week, where sailors from around the world attend the annual regatta. Being promoted as a luxury Caribbean escape, Antigua has many hotels and resorts around the coastline.
The airport in St. Barts only serves airlines that fly to the other Caribbean islands, and therefore do not have long-haul flights available. The nearest international airport is Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten, with flights to Paris, Amsterdam, and Milan.
How to get out
Gustaf III Airport in Saint Barthelemy is a small airport on the north coast of the island, served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. The carriers Air Antilles Express, St. Barth Commuter, Tradewind Aviation, and Winair offers scheduled flights, while Anguilla Air Services, Coastal Air, and FlyMontserrat offer charter flights.
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