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The Best time to travel the St Barts – A Complete Guide

The best of St Barts

St Barts is still as beautiful and amazing as ever and continues to be one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean for new and returning tourists. This beautiful and friendly island attracts and welcomes its past and future visitors with new flagships.

As you already know, the island is made up of two separate countries, divided between its northern side of France, called St Barts, and the southern side of Holland, St Barts. The island was previously known to be home to busy tourist beaches and secluded coves. It’s also known for its award-winning food, lively nightlife, and duty-free shops.

After Hurricane Irma 3 years ago, I can now say that our beloved island is back with hotels, St Barts’s Villas and restaurants open to the public. Time to help you all plan the trip of a lifetime to St Barts.


Weather in St Barts?

What I love about Sint -Barts’s climate is that it is constant throughout the year. The temperatures in Sint Barts do not vary much between 5 and 10 degrees only, so the summer (rainy season) can be a bit warmer than winter, which is also called the dry season.

The best time to visit St Barts is from December to May for the best weather, but I visited the island in the middle of the hurricane season and outside of the hurricane season, and it wasn’t really that different. The island can get a full day of rain during the rainy season if there is a tropical storm or hurricane nearby, but fortunately, this is very rare.

The tropical rains that the island experiences during this rainy season do not last that long, usually a short 5-10 minutes and the sun shines again as soon as the rain stops, so do not pay much attention to it.

St Barts has an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and will peak around 89 degrees Fahrenheit. St Barts rarely drops below 72 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s really nice year-round so I guess the best time to visit St Barts is any time of the year. St Barts climate in February and March will have less than average precipitation.

However, it gets cooler at night. The best thing about the rainy season on St Barts (June to December) is that the daylight is two hours long, so you can do more on the island before the beautiful sunset arrives.

How busy is St Barts / Saint Barthélemy?

The island can be crowded during the busiest tourist months. The best time to visit St Barts is from April to October as this is the low season. The island has fewer visitors, so the roads have less traffic, the beaches are less crowded, and it is easy to get reservations at the best restaurants on the island.

There is nothing more frustrating than being caught in a traffic jam while on vacation. Nobody needs time off to be stressful, so if you’re like me and feel like you’re dealing with enough traffic at home, travel off-season to make sure you’re getting from A to B in no time.

I’m not saying that the island’s traffic is really bad in the high season, but it can get crowded at times, especially during the Thanksgiving and holiday season.

I know that when I travel during peak times, I make sure to make reservations at the best restaurants, so it sure reassures me to know that if I travel in the off-season, once I book early, you will definitely get a reservation with a large table.

Wonderful and amazing Beaches

Since the island will be quieter between April and October, this means that the beaches will also be less crowded and you will feel like you have some beaches for yourself.

I must say I love it when the beaches are less crowded and you can just sit back, relax and listen to the sound of the waves swinging on the sand. When the beaches are crowded, it can easily be distracting for people around you.

For a detailed summary of St Barts / Saint Barthélemy beaches, read my previous blog on the best beaches in St Barts. It can help you find the type of beach you want to visit during your trip.

Offers and discounts in St Barts / St Barths?

As I mentioned earlier, April 15th to December 14th is low season in St Barts so prices are much lower at this time of year and some owners are offering amazing discounts during these few months to welcome you to visit these beautiful villas.

Is Saint Barts / St Barths suitable for a honeymoon?

Sure, St Barts remains an excellent option for honeymooners, and many of our honeymooners return every year to celebrate their anniversary to revisit memories.

St Barts / Barts can be as unruly or relaxed as you like. The island has a mixture of the two, so it suits many couples. Since the island is divided into two countries, the French side will be the most relaxed and romantic version with gourmet restaurants by the beach, while the Dutch side has a fun nightlife.

In the Netherlands in St Barts, a visit to Simpson Bay invites you to explore the nightlife while on the island. From casinos to the Sopranos Piano Bar, where you can spend an evening of dinner at the Sopranos followed by dancing at the Piano Bar.

When you are on your honeymoon, you just want to relax, unwind and relax after a stressful few months of planning one of the most important events of your life, and what better place to do it than the beach in St Barts.


Dinner and Activities?

There are many popular restaurants, bars, cafes, and beach huts serving everything from fine dining/dinner to casual beach snacks. The most famous Sunset Beach Bar overlooking Maho Beach has long been a popular spot for watching the planes fly low above the beach and are usually high on guest wish lists.

One of the attractions of St Barts, Rainforest Adventures Rockland Estate Ecopark, provides one of the best and most exciting activities on St Barts Island. It offers you the Flying Dutchman, which is the steepest hill in the world, the soualiga sky explorer, which is a four-person cable car for spectacular views of the island, and the SXM sailboat ride, where you will sail up the mountain in a rotating inner tube. Run the specially designed track. Everything looks great and I can’t wait to try it on my trip this summer.

Caribbean Paddling provides a fun and friendly way to explore Pinel Island. Guests can rent a kayak and/or stand up paddleboard and explore this little paradise, which is a great activity during the day. It is one of the most enjoyable activities you can do as a couple, or travel alone or with your family/friends. There is a lot to do on St Barts / St Barths Island.

Carnival of San Barts is over 30 years old, which is an impressive feat. It is full of fun family activities and lots of parades. It has a lot to offer, from the parades on the main street to the carnival queens parades. Check out the event calendar and packages here


In conclusion, I think anytime is the best time to travel to St Barts / St Barts, but the low season brings you all the fantastic deals and discounts, longer days, fewer crowds/traffic, and constant sunlight. Contact us for more details on how to plan your trip to St Barts this summer.

Aron Carl

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