The Best of St Barth's Awards: Shopping
Best Clothing Store (Woman):
Stephane & Bernard
Stephane and Bernard win the award for the best woman's clothing shop
on the island. Readers love the "personal service" and "exceptional
Gustavia, 05 90 27 65 69
Honorable Mention: Sabina Zest
The locally made clothes - all the designs are created and made on St.
Barths - won high marks from readers who loved the light fabrics and "whimsical
St. Jean and Gustavia, 05 90 27 90 01
Best Clothing Store (Men):
Known for its fantastic leather and stylish linen shirts, Laurent Effel
was the top vote getter for men's clothing shops on St Barth's.
Gustavia, 05 90 27 54 02
Best Jewelry Store: Diamond
The St Barth's pendant, available exclusively at Diamond Genesis, is a
real a favorite among survey participants. As a result, Diamond Genesis
gets the honor of being readers' favorite jewelry store on St Barth's.
Gustavia, 05 90 27 66 94
Best Grocery Store: Match
The Match, across the street from the airport, was voted the best grocery
store on St Barth's. The excellent cheese counter, the well priced wines
and great selection of pates and cured meats make this the favorite place
to grocery shop.
St. Jean, 05 90 27 68 16
Best Wine Shop: La Cave
du Port France
The winner - La Cave du Port France - is located in Public on the road
to Gustavia, and is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. Survey
participants loved the selection and the personalized service.
Port of Gustavia - Public, 05 90 27 65 27
Best Cigar Chop: Le Comptoir
The best place to purchase Cubans is Le Comptoir du Cigar which is located
in Gustavia around the corner from Le Select. It is "a very comfortable
place to enjoy a cigar.""Be sure to ask Patrick for his recommendations."
Gustavia, 05 90 27 50 62
Best Take Out Food: Maya's
Maya's to Go, a relative newcomer to the take out food market, is owned
and operated by Maya and Randy Gurley who also own the Restaurant Maya
in Public. Maya's to Go is known for its varied offerings and the fact
that the food is made all day long which guarantees a great selection
no matter when you stop by. Readers recommend picking up lunch to go before
St. Jean, 05 90 29 83 70
Honorable Mention: La Rotisserie
La Rotisserie is also a great place to purchase a quick picnic lunch or
a midday snack. The quality of the food and the prices make La Rotisserie
a favorite stop and a great value.
St. Jean, 05 90 27 63 13
Best Bakery: Petite Colombe
Atkins diet be damned - the Petite Colombe bakery in Colombier is an absolute
favorite for freshly baked bread among survey participants. If you arrive
early in the morning, you will be greeted with the amazing aroma of hundreds
of loaves of fresh bread being readied for delivery to many of the hotels
and restaurants on the island. In addition to great bread, Petite Colombe
also has a nice selection of sandwiches and salads to go.
Colombier, 095 90 27 95 27