Below are my notes for visiting St Barts. These travel tips, such as the best time to visit St Barts are obtained from a variety of sources including some of the following: my first hand observations, personal conversations, magazines, newspapers, websites, books and so forth. Whenever I hear something that interests me about St Barts, I jot it down here. Hope this comes in handy.
Best Time to Visit St Barts
Short Answer: October through June
Longer Answer: High season comes in spurts in December through March (New Years, Carnival, Boat Week, etc). Avoid the crowds and enjoy nice weather in mid-April through May. It rains more in the late summer and fall but rain comes and goes and doesn’t ruin much. Temperatures are relatively steady throughout the year.
The best time to go in my estimation is between Mid-April and May. Rates are lower, everything is open and the weather is nice.
Miscellaneous Travel Tips for St Barts
For beaches, check out:
Grande Saline: the popular wide beach. Nudist to the left.
Colombier: Hike to this desolate beach with good snorkeling
You can fly into SXM and take a ferry or the 15 minute plane ride over. Or, land on the short runway at SBH.