5 must see sights in St Barts

The beautiful island of St Barts holds many attractions, therefore it is no wonder that thousands of people year after year come looking for a St Barts luxury villa rental. Here are some of the must see sights.

Saline Marshes

Although the beaches of this area of the island are some of the best in the world, the marshes are also an attraction in itself. This magical wildlife habitat is often overlooked, yet it is the home of a huge array of rare bird species, and truly is a nature lover’s dream.

The Port of Gustavia

If you were to visit one place in all of St Barts, then let it be the Port of Gustavia, a perfect example of how the island manages to merge history with modern luxuries. Superyachts glide in and out of the harbour, and the colourful colonial building now house a range of designer stores and restaurants. Come here to shop, dine or people watch on a day trip from your St Barts accommodation. Alternatively, you could look for some vacation rentals in the direct area, the options are endless.

Columbier Orientation Table

This viewpoint is located on the outskirts of Columbier Village, and offers some spectacular sights from Flamands all the way to Gustavia. If you want to see almost the whole island from a bird’s eye view, then this is the place to head, you may even spot your villa in St Barts! Once you are done looking, take the short 20 minute hike down to the beautiful Colombier Beach and enjoy the soft sand and surf.

Toiny Coast

Escape bustling city life and head to the beautiful views of Toiny Coast. Although this is a popular spot for many people, surfers are particularly fond of it due to the windswept headlands. If you don’t want to hit the waves, then there are plenty of walks along the rocky coastline where you really will feel the wild in your hair.

Gouverneur Beach

This is one of the most popular beaches on the island, and for good reason! It is unspoilt and picture perfect, yet the fact that it is a little out the way means that it is rarely crowded like some of the bigger beaches.

 


Top 4 beaches in the Dominican Republic

When imaging an ideal vacation spot, the Dominican Republic fits the bill as a relaxing getaway where you can unwind from your normal life. The paradisal beaches of the Dominican Republic offer myriad opportunities for such repose, including the top four that are listed below.

1. Bavaro Beach
White sands, crystal clear water, and gorgeous palm trees are just a taste of what Bavaro Beach offers! Grab your beach chair, towel, or rent one of the many lounge chairs available. You can even find tropical umbrellas for your lounging needs! There are miles of beach with plenty of watersports, restaurants, bars, and resorts to satisfy every need.

Bavaro Beach

2. Macao Beach
If you prefer a quieter, more secluded experience, you’ll love Macao Beach with its cliffs, white sands, clear waters, and tropical foilage. Although there are fewer restaurants, it also means there will be fewer people around, so if you want to escape the world and relax in a private-feeling beach, Macao is a magnificent choice.

3. Playa Bonita
Playa Bonita offers a unique experience. Though it still has the beautiful sands and clear water typical of the Dominican Republic, you’ll also find beautiful tropical nature with walking paths, green areas to sit and sun yourself, old trees sea-logged on the sand, and coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling! This beach is also more isolated than some of the other choices because it sits on the edge of town, therefore giving you a quiet, relaxing time away from the world.

Playa Rincón

4. Playa Rincón
Mountains in the background, turquoise waters, rocks scattered here and there, white sands, and luscious tropical plant life make this beach a gorgeous stop on your tour of island beaches. Playa Rincon connects to the nearby Caño Frío (a river) which offers a secondary environment for you to enjoy.

When you’ve explored these four amazing beaches, you’ll be ready to return to your rental villa in the Dominican Republic to continue the tranquility.

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