St Barts Vacation Planning Information
Information to help you research your St Barts vacation
Researching Your TripRead 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.
- SBHonline St Barts FAQ (questions & advice that will put you ahead of the game before you arrive)
- Insiders View A First Visit To St Barts
- Choosing to Stay Villa or Hotel?
- Villa Rental Tips
- Read Trip Reports From Visitors
- Trip Reports Forum
- The SBHonline Forums (find out just about anything you want to know in the forums.)
Making Your Transportation Travel PlansGetting 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.
- How to Get to St Barts (SBH)
- St Barts Passport Visa Requirements / Embassies & Consulates
Learn what documentation you need to enter St Barts and where to get a last minute passport.
Choosing A Villa Rental or a HotelThere 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... EarlyIf 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 PlanningOnce 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 InformationSt 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
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.