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Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

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Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

We will be taking a day trip to St. Barths in July and wanted to know the layout of the land in terms of :

1. Is there an easily accesible beach by taxi close to the pier that the ferry will dock?

2. If so/not what is the cost of a taxi to get to one?

3. I believe the pier is in Gustavia, so how far is shopping on foot?

4. Will the driver that drops us off be realiable to pick us up again if we schedule it with him?

5. Finally, is there an island tour that would also bring us to a beach?

Responses are very much appreciated. This site is wonderful and very helpful.

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1. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

Hello! Wishing you a terrific vacation and a GREAT day on St. Barth! Some answers to your questions...

1. The ferry will bring you right up to an area where you can get a taxi, easy!

2. I do not know the cost of taxis on the island, they are fairly new to the scene since cruise ships started stopping.

3. You will literally get off the ferry and Viola! the shopping is right there, very walkable and compact to the area. Bring your credit cards!

4. Everyone I have met on the island is warm and welcoming, can't speak directly to this question, but trust me, reliability and trustworthyness are not an issue here.

5. Don't know about island tours, and I don't know how long you have on the island, but here's what I would do from say 10am to 4 pm. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. Get off in Gustavia and shop til you drop. Stop at Le Select for a cold drink, maybe a plate of french fries, share a burger (so you don't ruin lunch). Around 1pm find a taxi and have them take you to Le Tom Beach Resort on St. Jean Beach. Sun bathe, drink french champagne, swim, and enjoy the airplanes landing. Have a great lunch around 3pm. Walk down the beach to Eden Rock and explore, maybe time for happy hour? Then taxi or hitchhike (I'm not kidding) back to Gustavia.

Have a wonderful trip, Wendy

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2. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

Binti,

Thanks so much for your advise. Le Select was on our list of places to check out! Your itinerary was very much on point in terms of time. That is exactly about the time we will be there 10-4. We are going to SXM and doing two day trips. Obviously you know to SBH and the other is AXA (Anguilla). I have been planning since January, so now that July is approaching I can't wait. I don't want to rush the trip because my 1 week in paradise will also fly by. :( Thanks again for your help and wishes.

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3. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

I'm so jealous! You will have a great time. Also wanted to let you know if you make it to St. Jean Beach, in the "car park" area (anyone can point you to it, they will know this term and area) is a cute shop that sells great housewares, really unique things. I always seem to bring something home from this shop. You would think I could remember the name, but I can't. It's right next to Andy's Hideaway, also a terrific place. Excellent prices, great pizza, and has a good "ti punch", the liquor St. Barth's is known for. Many of the shops sell ti punches, which is a nice souvenier. There is a shop called "Made in St. Barth" in St. Jean, across from the carpark you will see a row of shops, and they sell ti punch and have nice quality t-shirts with the Made in St. Barth logo.

Enjoy!

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4. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

Wendy,

When I return I will definitely report on the trip. Thanks again for all of your input. I am interested in getting a watercolor print of St. Barths. I saw them online but I would prefer to purchase it there. I don't have much in mind in terms of shopping. Unless something really moves me, then uh oh there will be trouble :) It's truely to relax and explore and just get away not spending tons of money. I do have one other questions for you not about SBH but maybe you may know. I read somewhere that in a fishing town in Anguilla the men sell their catch right from the beach (awesome!!), is there anywhere in SXM that I can purchase live lobster and what is an estimated cost? Much appreciation!

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5. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

Nakiawill, you are definitely going to the right part of the world for fun and relaxation!

Sorry to say I can't counsel you on SXM. I have only stayed there en-route to SBH, a couple of times at the Maho Beach resort, eaten at Cherries (sp?) which was fun, and gambled at the casino (winner!).

There is also a fish market on SBH, so I'm sure there has to be something similiar on SXM, probably several with the size of the island. If you can get to a marina or a place where fishing boats are seen you can ask there. A good restaurant, the chef could probably tell you. I love cooking, too, and the thought of fresh spiney carribean lobster is making my mouth water. When you order them in SBH some of the restaurants like to bring them out before cooking to show them off. This grosses my husband out! They click and make a funny hissing noise. My best lobster story is from a restaurant on SBH called New Born, they have "pools" in the dining room, one with lobster & fish, one with small sharks. As I was picking out my lobster, one escaped from the lobster pool, into the shark pool, the shark was chasing it. My squeemish husband's appetite was destroyed, I think he drank his dinner that night. I savored every bite! HA.

Bon Appetit! Wendy

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6. Re: Day Trip to St. Barths - I have a few questions

You're the best!

Im sure I won't have a problem finding some somewhere, come on it's the caribbean. The seafood abundance is ridiculous. That's funny that they bring the lobster down the plank so you can look em in the eye. haha I have heard good things about Cheri's place also.

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