Effervescence St Barts island also know as St Barth Island with its tiny surface of 21km2 lies only 25km southeast of Saint- Martin/Sint-Maarten. Since 2007 a French overseas “Collectivité”, it has been Swedish and French in its colonial past. 22 white-sand public beaches, some with beach-bars are ideal for sunbathers. Mostly dry & sunny year round, this dot in the sea enchants with rich land and sea fauna and flora which invites to be discovered. St Barts has emerged as one of the most elegant vacation spots for an upscale clientele. Gustavia’s historical harbour front and picturesque St Jean village offer designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants and chic cafés.