The description small but nice applies to the island of Saint Barthelemy. The locals also refer to the island as Sant Bart. Who is on the island vacation there is a lot to do here, from diving, snorkeling, fishing to sailing, everything is possible.
You should definitely see the capital of the island. Gustavia has an absolutely impressive harbor full of yachts. In the vicinity of the harbor are the ruins of four fortresses that are definitely worth a visit. For tourists, the city is particularly recommended, as you can shop here duty-free. Although the island is not very big, there are almost a hundred restaurants where you can enjoy French cuisine.
Every year from January to February this takes place on the island festival de Musique, where you can admire many international artists. The film is not neglected either. The corresponding film festival is usually in April.
Beach holidaymakers will not be disappointed on St. Barthelemy, as the island has a lot of wonderful beaches to offer. But water sports enthusiasts are not neglected either. Even athletes, e.g. Tennis players will certainly get their money’s worth on St. Barthelemy.
Money on St Barthelemy
Local currency: the euro has been the official currency on Saint Martin since 1999. 1 euro equals 100 cents. However, the US dollar is accepted practically everywhere.
Currency abbreviation: €, EURO
Banknotes are issued to the value of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins to the value of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros.
Currency Exchange: banks exchange common international currencies.
Credit Cards: upscale hotels and restaurants accept credit cards, Visa being the most common.
ATMs: can be found all over the island (e.g. in the banks Change Caraibes and Banque Nationale de Paris), with the exception of American Express, all major international credit cards and EC cards are accepted.
Travelers Checks: accepted almost everywhere on St Barthelemy.
Foreign exchange regulations: There are no restrictions on the import and export of currencies when traveling within the European Union.
When entering and leaving the EU, cash and checks with an equivalent value of 10,000 euros must be declared.
Bank opening hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
St Barthelemy – Health and Diseases
Vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A is recommended for trips to St Barthelemy. For a longer stay and vaccination against hepatitis B and typhus is recommended on backpacking trips.
A valid yellow fever vaccination certificate is issued by traveler who are older than a year and who have been in a yellow fever infection area within the last 6 days upon entry.
There is currently no risk of malaria on St Barthelemy.
Most diarrheal diseases can be prevented with adequate drinking water and food hygiene.
Some basic rules
The drinking water at St Barthelemy is chlorinated and can cause slight stomach upset in the first few days of your stay. In the beginning you should buy drinking water in bottles, but make sure that the original cap is not broken. Restaurants and hotels serve food and drinking water that are safe to consume.
Schistosomiasis can be found in rivers and ponds on St Barthelemy, so avoid wading and swimming in these waters. However, in well-maintained pools that use chlorinated water, there is no risk of schistosomiasis.
Mosquito-borne dengue virus infections occur on St Barthelemy. It is recommended to use mosquito nets and / or mosquito repellants to protect against insects.
We strongly recommend taking out health insurance for travel abroad. This health insurance should also cover repatriation in the event of an emergency.
Nehemen when traveling to St Barthelemy tailored to them first aid kit with and protect those traveling from high temperatures.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
St Barthelemy – important addresses
Office Municipal du Tourisme:
Quai General de Gaulle, Gustavia, 97133 St. Barthelemy,
Telephone: 590 590 27 87 27, Fax: 590 590 27 74 47
email: [email protected]
St Barthelemy does not have its own diplomatic missions, St Barthelemy’s interests are represented by the embassies of France.
Germany, Austria and Switzerland do not have any embassies or consulates on St Barthelemy. Any necessary visas can be applied for at the French embassies.