Saint Barthélemy
Gustavia

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  • Day131

    Gustavia, St. Bart's

    April 27, 2015 in Saint Barthélemy

    We had a wonderful day in St. Bart’s swimming in the gorgeous Caribbean Sea and having 2 burgers, 3 beers and 1 dessert between four of us for $100! Welcome to St. Bart’s!
    The first photo is our swimming beach.
    The second photo is taking the tender to the island.
    The third photo is a traditional building.

  • Day134

    Gustavia, St. Barts

    April 27, 2015 in Saint Barthélemy

    Beach day today. Nothing but sitting on the beach and soaking up the warmth while watching the small planes land on the little runway that runs out into the ocean. After a morning of that we had the best cheeseburger on the island. This is the island where Jimmy Buffett wrote "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and the place he was talking about was supposedly a restaurant call "Le Select". That was before one called "Do Brazil" opened up on Shell Beach. The burgers there are even better then "Paradise" and at $35 apiece with fries they should have been good.:-) We had a great time on a beautiful (but expensive) island.Read more

  • Day8

    Gustavia, St. Barts, French West Indies

    January 20, 2017 in Saint Barthélemy

    Saint-Barthélemy ist französisches Überseegebiet. Die Insel ist mit 21 qkm und 9200 Einwohnern relativ klein und gehört zu den Kleinen Antillen, den 'Inseln über dem Winde'. Höchste Erhebung ist der Morne de Vitet, der 286 m hoch ist.
    Diese wunderschöne Insel erkunden wir heute auf eigene Faust. Wir fahren zu drei der schönsten Strände und verbringen viel Zeit am Strand und im Wasser bei ca 27 Grad Celsius. Diese Insel ist nur mit einem Schiff oder einem kleinen Propellerflugzeug zu erreichen und der Flughafen ist spektakulär DIREKT an einem der Strände.

    Die 30-minütige Rückfahrt zu unseren Schiff auf einem kleinen Tenderboot war traumhaft - einem sagenhaften Sonnenuntergang erlebten wir.
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  • Day157

    St. Barts

    February 24, 2016 in Saint Barthélemy

    While Statia wowed me with its history, St. Barts was the place to see the new glitzy and beautiful. 30 nautical miles NE of Statia stands the capital, Gustavia. We skipped over Gustavia and anchored in Colombier which was fairly protected. There are 15-18 mooring balls in place so boats don’t anchor in the seabed of grass. Anchors dig into & drag through sand, in turn destroying roots for seagrass and marine life. Sea turtles survive off of seagrass…. Thus, this anchorage is a protected turtle reserve. So of course, after sitting on our mooring ball for 15 minutes a 50 foot catamaran comes racing in and decides to drop anchor in between the rows of tightly packed mooring balls. I cringe and shake my head at the lack of consideration as to where they are about to anchor. The behemoth of a boat tried anchoring 3 times before the owners of the neighboring boats jumped up to tell them they were too close and to anchor elsewhere.

    We took the 1.5 mile dinghy ride over to Gustavia to check in and explore the ritz and glitz. Sure enough, beautiful exorbitant yachts and even some ugly exorbitant yachts lined every inch of marine real estate. On land store after store filled with rows of rolexes shined brilliantly and clothes attached to price tags with far too many numbers before the decimal point hung perfectly. Boaters have a saying that BOAT is an acronym of a lifestyle…. Break Out Another Thousand – for boat repairs/maintenance what have you. The idea of shopping in St. Barts reminded me of this acronym. I found the gelato and local bar more accommodating to my preferences. We enjoyed Colombier immensely. Gustavia was a nice visit but really a busy and bumpy harbor to stay the night.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Gustavia, Qustaviya, Горад Густавія, Густавия, Γουσταβία, Gustavio, گوستاویا, グスタビア, გუსტავია, 귀스타비아, Gustavija, गुस्ताव्हिया, Густави, Gustávia, Густавија, குசுதாவியா, กุสตาวียา, Густавія, گوسٹاویا, 居斯塔维亚

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