St Barts Vacation Planning Information

Information to help you research your St Barts vacation

Researching Your Trip

Read some St Barts Trip Reports. Visit the SBHonline forums. Get to know a bit about the island, the different locations and where you would like to stay. Villa or hotel, near town or up on the hillsides. Here are a few good SBHonline pages to start planning.

Making Your Transportation Travel Plans

Getting to St Barts? What airports to use? Should you take the plane, ferry, or private charter? What is the advantage of the "in transit" gate and are you eligible to use it plus much more.

Remember to call your credit card company before your trip and tell them you will be traveling so they do not put a hold on your card.

Choosing A Villa Rental or a Hotel

There are about 20 hotels on the island and over 300 villa rentals to choose from. The St Barts Accommodations page is a good place to begin research your accommodations. Or if you would like a little direction you can visit the vacation planning assistant page and get help from a St Barts pro planner.

Rent Your Car... Early

If your St Barts vacation will be during the high season (december through mid April) you will want to reserve a rental car early. If your vacation plan is during the holiday season (December 15 through January 6) you will want to reserve your rental car very early.

The SBHonline car rental companies page is a great place to request your reservation. Several of the companies give a 10% to 20& discount for reservations made from this website.
St Barts Car Rentals

Activity Planning

Once you get to the island it is nice to have a list of things you would like to do. You may just want to relax around your villa or hotel but having a short list of options on hand is helpful when you want to get out and explore. The activities, service providers, and specialty shops on this page are a good place for you to start building your list.
St Barts Activities

Miscellaneous Information

St Barts Weather
St Barts and Caribbean weather and hurricane information. 5-day forecast for St Barts.

How To Make Phone Calls To and From St Barts
How to dial the island and phone home, plus the cheapest way to stay in touch while you are on St Barts / SBH

St Barts Voltage concerns
What accessories and converters are needed to use electronics on SBH St Barts Island

Internet Connections
Staying connected while you are in paradise St Barth WI-Fi services and VOIP options.

Post Offices and Mail

St Barts has three Post Office branches.
Main Office Gustavia: 8 AM to 3 PM, closed on Wed and Sat afternoons.

Lorient: 7am to 11am weekdays and from 8am to 10am on Sat.

St. Jean Commercial Center, near the airport, 8am to 2 pm
Wed and Sat morning 8am - 11am.

Shipping Companies on St Barth's
UPS, Federal Express and DHL all have offices on the Island.

Villa WV BBE Pointe Milou
1br, 1ba, Pool, Children Welcome

Villa WV SAS
St. Jean, St. Barthelemy
2br, 2ba, Pool

Villa Abaca (ABA), St Jean
2 Bedroom, Children Welcome

Travel Planning Help

If you would like assistance planning any part of your trip you can call the Wimco Villas offices at 1-800-449-1553 and speak directly with A St Barts travel specialist or use this online question form.

Villa & Hotel Assistance