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Perhaps it’s the brilliant aquamarine water or the glamorous sunbathers, but the Baie de St-Jean (or the Bay of St. Jean) could make you swear that you were basking on the French Riviera. This idyllic stretch is also a preferred spot for windsurfing or snorkeling (the reef-protected waters here are generally calm), and you’ll find a few cute boutiques and bistros nearby for when you need a break from the water.
Some reviewers noted that it’s also the most visited beach on the island, but grabbing a spot on the sand early will ensure you a prime people-watching position. It’s also located right in front of St. Barts’ small airport so you’ll get an up-close view of the flights taking off and landing. Best of all, St-Jean is fairly easy to find. If St. Barts is shaped like an elbow, then imagine this beautiful beach located in the crook. Those looking for a more peaceful spot should look on the south side of Eden Rock, which separates the beach into two parts.
All it takes is a moderate 30-minute hike to arrive at one of the most beautiful and secluded white sand beaches on St Barths. Colombier Beach is located just beyond a rocky hill and is a lovely location for swimming, snorkeling or simply having a nap in the smooth sand. The hike to get there takes you through a narrow, forested path where you might even cross paths with some indigenous wildlife like tortoises and mountain goats.
Hiking to Colombier Beach is not for the faint of heart, but the reward on the other side is well worth it. It isn’t as simple to reach as other beaches on the island, so those who dare to take the challenge will be welcomed by a nearly empty beach just to themselves. Allow Eden Rock to pack a picnic for you to take along on the journey. Once you arrive, you’ll be happy to have some delicious food to enjoy as you take in the stunning views.