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!st timer needs help!!

We are wanting to go to St. Barts this summer with our our kids ages 22 and 25 for a few days. What I'm concerned about is the food. Are there places to eat that aren't 60-100 dollars per person. We can't spend that everyday. Do you think kids of that age would enjoy it? Also, any recommendations for a moderately priced hotel?

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Hi Suzanne,

Yes, there are plenty of food options that will come under your budget. Off the top of my head, you will be able to have great food at Andys, Bouchon, Bananiers, Wishing Well (cash only), Creperie and Le Select (cheeseburgers in Paradise!) This is just a start but please be sure to include at least one of the fabulous upscale places for which the island is famous.

Not knowing our kids I can't say for sure if they will enjoy it or not. Suffice it to say that the beautiful beaches, French vibe and numerous dining/drinking options should keep them entertained.

Given the size and age configuration of your group, I would recommend a villa versus a hotel. Not only will it give you more space for 4 adults, you will have a kitchen where you can prepare simple breakfasts and lunches with provision picked up from the local bakeries, markets and take-out places around the island. There are numerous threads in this forum with villa agency recommendations.

Best of luck in planning your trip!

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Look for great villa rental and restaurant information on sbhonline.com

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The Snack Bar at the Airport is also great value for lunches and drinks

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Ti Zouk K'fè, a great place frequented by locals with great pizza. the rest of their menu is creole and french. inexpensive and sometimes they have live music. And i agree with Mamie, a villa is the best way to go. You will save so much on food by preparing some of it yourself. Going to the market in St. Barths is fun!

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I agree, a villa would be better, if you haven't already considered it. We have rented through Wimco and they have a large selection and price range and are very helpful. I believe your children would love it. I was in my twenties when I went for the first time and now I'm 35. You will fall in love with the place.

We found that going out for lunch and cooking dinner at home saved a lot of money. Even frozen foods are great as the groceries are from France. And dinners at Wall House will never disappoint. Rotisserie is a great bakeryFrench /deli/eatery in St Jean that is great for prepared foods for dinner or lunch, bread, pastries. And wine is readily available and affordable.


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Andy's Hideaway in St. Jean-I usually get escargot and then a pizza.

Eddy's in Gustavia-Creole

Wall House in Gustavia-great prixe fix

Piment in St. Jean-love the frites!

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i agree with ackbyrd, the hideway is affordable and great. La Gloriette is a great tipically restaurant on the grand cul de sac beach (about 40 dollars i think, a meat with a drink).

le bouchon for the roast chicken, and la cave de saint barthelemy à marigot for the wine

la petite colombe is a very good bakery with french bread, sandwiches, salads....

so enjoy!

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