St Barths is often overlooked as a summer holiday destination, but you’re missing out! Summer in St Barths is a great time of year to visit.
Winter months are St Barths’ peak season. As a result, it can be busy and quite expensive. But in the summer, many travellers flock to Europe for city hopping, partying, and Mediterranean beaches.
So why not plan a getaway to St Barths for your summer holiday? Did you know the best time to visit St Barths is actually from April to August? The temperatures are good year-round, and the storm season doesn’t start until September.
Here are ten reasons why you ought to consider making the trip to our Caribbean paradise this summer…
1. Enjoy peaceful paradise
You’ll find the same beautiful beaches and wonderful weather you’ve been dreaming about, but with only a fraction of the crowds.
If you’ve never seen the island out of high season, you’re in for a treat; it’s a lot more peaceful!
2. Experience authentic island life
Winter is great, it’s the high season for a reason. But the summer months are when you can experience and participate in authentic island life.
There are many traditional festivals taking place, including Neighbourhood Festivals, Gustavia Day, St Barths Saint Day, and Bastille Day with its fabulous firework display, just to name a few. It’s the perfect opportunity to not just enjoy our beaches, but learn something about our culture as well.
3. It’ll be music to your ears
Besides the traditional festivals, there is also plenty of music going on.
From the Fete de la Musique in June to the SB Jam Music Festival in July, and don’t forget the St Barth Summer Sessions in August – it’s one of the highlights of our calendar.
Isn’t it the perfect daydream to enjoy some live music in the sun, on a paradise-like island?
4. Take advantage of fabulous discounts
This one is for the shopaholics. The hugely anticipated summer sales are on in August.
Work from top international fashion designers, as well as local originals, all go on sale at a fabulous discount – with fashion shows and cocktail parties to boot. What’s not to like?
It’s really a full experience, thanks to the shows and parties. Totally different from shopping at home. Just make sure to bring an empty (or extra) suitcase 😉
5. You don’t have to break the bank
If you’re an avid traveller, you know what ‘low-season pricing’ means. Costs on accommodation, flights, and other tourist services go down. Think of activities such as diving trips, boat rentals, or excursions.
There are some great deals on car rentals available too, so you can go and explore the entire island.
Check out the prices for our villas during the summer season.
6. No need for queueing
I already mentioned the smaller crowds on the beach, but the same goes for practically everything else you have to wait for.
It’s easier to book tables at your favourite restaurants, there’s more parking available (even in Gustavia!), and even gyms, the streets, and playgrounds are more peaceful.
7. Get active doing a variety of sports
Maybe you’re not one of those travellers who like to stay active during their holiday. But if you do; St Barths is a magnificent destination for your next getaway, especially during the summer!
On top of watersports like surfing, scuba diving, and snorkelling, there are dozens of sporting activities that aren’t available at other times of the year. What do you think about summer yoga camps, tennis competitions, sailing courses, and the much-loved Caribbean Soccer Stars?
Sound good, right?
8. There’s literally more time to enjoy island life
How often do you catch yourself thinking: “I wish this could last longer” when you’re sitting in the sun, enjoying ultimate relaxation?
Well, during the summer, it can. With dawn at around 5.15am and dusk at 7.15pm, there are almost two extra hours a day to enjoy.
What are you going to do in those two hours? Enjoy an extra long lunch in the sun, read a book in your hammock, or explore the island?
9. Even the water is better
The water is even warmer than it usually is at other times of the year. It’s usually calmer too… How about that?
It’s absolutely perfect for watersports and swimming.
10. Avoid the crowds flocking to Europe
Most summer travellers will head to Europe for their holiday. But Europe becomes overrun, and I think it can be a bit miserable at times. All the crowds, the queuing…It’s hard to take a picture without other tourists in the frame, let alone relax a little bit.
Travelling to St Barths during the summer, means you avoid the crowds both in Europe and on the island. It’s a win-win, really!
Ready to Go?
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to head to St Barths during the summer. If it’s not the cheaper accommodation, it’s the festivals and lack of crowds.
Are you convinced you should be visiting St Barths this summer? Check our availability here and get in touch to enjoy a St Barths summer.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below.