Gustavia & Public:
25 Quarter (Phone: 0590 27 51 82) Closed Sundays
25 Quarter is ideal for a drink before or after dinner, or for great veggie food selection. If you are in the mood for tacos, great cocktails and very good whiskey selection.
Bagatelle Waterfront (Phone: 0590 27 51 51 | Website: firstname.lastname@example.org) Daily 7pm-11 pm
Known for their locations in NYC & LA, Bagatelle mixes DJs, surprises, and great pizza in a waterfront setting.
Bar de d’Oubli (Phone: 0590 27 70 06)
Your neighborhood meeting spot in Gustavia. A great place after shopping in town, and the place to be on a Sunday if you’re an American football fan. Extensive cocktail list, plus paninis, salads, and burgers. An easy spot for breakfast before a sail, too.
Bete a Z’ailes aka the Bazbar (waterfront) (Phone: 0590 29 74 09 website: www.bazbar.com) Dinner only
BAZ bar (as it’s affectionately named) sits on the harbor with live bands playing daily, and offers sushi.
Bistro Josephine (Phone: 0590 27 14 17)
Traditional créole restaurant (accras, boudin, lobster fricassée). Very casual and ideal for a quick lunch.
Black Ginger (Phone: 0590 29 21 03) Dinner: 7pm – Midnight. Closed on Tuesdays
Located in the heart of Gustavia, Black Ginger serves authentic and refined Thai cuisine. Be sure to try Black Ginger to go!
Bonito (Phone: 0590 27 96 96) Dinner from 7-12am, Closed Sundays
A hotspot in town with unmatched views of the harbor. The Venezuelan owners have designed an appetizers section with traditional ceviches, tiraditos, and tartares.
Burger Palace (Phone: 0590 51 27 74)
The only fast food in St Barth, great burger selection, and if you want to stay home, they deliver.
Carambole Bakery (Phone: 0590 27 90 05)
Very good sandwiches.
Eddy’s Restaurant (Phone: 0590 27 54 17) Dinner only, Reservations for large tables only Closed Sundays
One of St. Barths’ oldest restaurants, Eddy’s serves traditional Caribbean cuisine in a garden like setting.
Fish Corner (Phone: 0590 51 36 33) Open for lunch. Closed Sundays
Delicious cuisine with a large selection of seafood from here and elsewhere, nice and fast service, nicely decorated, very good prices. Reservations recommended.
Galawa (Phone: 0590 27 53 20)
In the former Pipiri Palace space, Galawa’s tables are set in a tropical garden within a restored classic St. Barths house. The menu features classic French fare (foie gras, French Onion soup) as well as an extensive seafood selection.
La Cantina (Phone: 0590 27 55 66)
Open all day, including breakfast and happy hour. Casual, but with a cool atmosphere in Gustavia. Menu features salmon tartare and Greek salads.
La Guerite (Phone: 0590 27 71 83) Closed for the summer, reopening in October 2018
The new hotspot! Mediterranean food with great ambiance.
La Crèperie (Phone: 0590 27 84 07)
The place to bring kids, or to go when you want to feel like one! From savory crepes to sweet ones, to salads and sandwiches, the menu has many options. A St. Barths institution.
Le Repaire (Phone: 0590 27 72 48) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Head to Le Repaire for breakfast, lunch or dinner on your way into town, French classics and WiFi.
Le Select (Phone: 0590 27 86 87) Lunch and Dinner. Closed Sundays
If you’re looking for your cheeseburger in paradise, you’ve come to the right place. Le Select sits in the center of Gustavia, with white plastic chairs and a totally casual vibe.
Le Vietnam (Phone: 0590 27 81 37)
Very traditional Asiatic restaurant with Vietnamese specialties (Peking Duck, Bun Bo and Egg Rolls). Perfect for take-out, too.
L’Entracte (Phone: 0590 27 70 11) Dinner: 6.30 – 11pm (high season)
On the harbor, L’Entracte is known for its pizzas, which can also be taken to-go, and for reasonable prices. Look for the blue palm tree.
L’lsola (Phone: 0590 51 00 05) Closed Mondays Dinner: 6pm -11 pm
This candle-lit restaurant is perfect for an in-town romantic setting. With highly praised Italian dishes, L’lsola is a client favorite.
L’lsoletta (Phone: 0590 52 02 02) Closed on Monday
If you like Isola you will love the little sister Isoletta. Enjoy a great selection of real Pizza and traditional Italian dishes, to go or on site, great set up right in the center of Gustavia.
Ociela (Phone: 0590 27 63 77) Closed Wednesdays
Ociela occupies the former Strand space in Gustavia. White tablecloths, signature cocktails, and organic offerings with a Mediterranean bent. Did we mention the view?!
Orega (Phone: 0590 52 45 31) Dinner only. Closed Sundays
A new favorite! French Japanese fusion with friendly service. Go for your sushi roll fix!
Shellona Beach (Phone: 0590 29 06 66) Lunch 12:30 & 2:30, and Dinner
Formerly Do Brazil, Shellona is the new beach house restaurant on Shell Beach–one of the best spots to watch the sunset. Mediterranean fare and special cocktails.
St. Jean & Lurin:
Chez Joe (Phone: 0590 27 71 40) Located on the first floor of the airport with daily specials. Ideal before taking off for a flight, or grabbing a coffee while waiting!
Hideaway (Phone: 0590 27 63 62) Opening Summer 2018
Lunch & Dinner Closed: Monday. No lunch on weekends The spot for pizzas! A local spot at a great value. Don’t miss their spaghetti alla carbonara.
Kiki E Mo (across the street from Nikki Beach) (Phone: 0590 27 90 65) Snacks – 9am to 10pm
The best paninis on the island. Pick up a selection of their prepared salads en route to the beach.
L’Ardoise (Phone: 0590 77 47 97)
Located in Villa Creole, it’s an easy place to stop for a bite mid-shopping. Local in feel with reasonable prices. Savory and dessert crepes are their specialty!
Le Glacier (Phone: 0590 27 71 30) Sports bar, very local
Le Jardin (Phone: 0590 27 73 62) Located across the street from the airport (and just behind the WIMCO office), Le Jardin is the perfect spot for a light bite if you’re waiting for a friend off a flight. Scrambled eggs and the fresh fruit are spot-on. A private and quiet spot to take a call or have a meeting, too.
Le Piment (Phone: 0590 27 53 88) Lunch & Dinner. Open from 8am-1am Closed Mondays
Restaurant and tapas bar with paella on Saturdays and Sundays.
Maya’s To Go (Phone: 0590 29 83 70 | www.mayastogo.com)
Dean & Deluca like take-away restaurant in St. Jean that also sells a number of US products.
Nikki Beach (Phone: 0590 27 64 64) Lunch only
Like their locations in Miami and St. Tropez, Nikki Beach is a total party! The atmosphere is the star, but the menu is also excellent and features both sushi and classic French dishes.
Papa’s Pizza (Phone: 0590 29 87 76)
Extensive pizza menu – and available for delivery!
Papillon Ivre (Phone: 0690 73 25 30) Snacks – 9am to 10pm
Located in St. Jean, Papillon Ivre is traditionally known by locals. It is a wine bar with a great selection of daily specials, and wonderful cheeses and French wines. It is an incredibly warm place, made special by its owner Julie. Ideal for a drink and bite, or for a tapas-styled dinner.
Pearl Beach (Phone: 0590 52 81 33) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (closed Monday night)
This is the former Tom Beach, located right on St. Jean beach, a great lunch spot (try the shrimp brochette) and often features fashion shows and themed dinners. A good spot for breakfast, too!
Pointe Milou, Marigot & Vitet:
Hotel Christopher (Phone: 0590 27 63 63)
Mango Open Daily for Lunch from 12:30–5pm. Bar from 10:30am – 5pm: The Mango Bar & Restaurant is located right on the beach between the Christopher’s swimming pool and the sea. Enjoy fresh salads, fish or grilled meat, burgers and creative club sandwiches, overlooking surf and ocean.
Le Ti St.Barth (Phone: 0590 27 97 71 | www.letistbarth.com. ) Bar opens at 7pm. Dinner from 7:30pm to 9.30pm · Closed Sunday and Monday By the end of dinner, expect half the room to be dancing on tables. Great for birthday parties, Ti St.Barth has remained popular for good reason.
Yo Sushi Mania – Marigot (Phone: 0690 65 12 55) Located at Villa Lodge in Grand Cul de Sac, Yo Sushi Mania is the place for terrific sushi. Dine by the pool, and enjoy the sushi boats, rolls, and Sake.
Lorient & Saline:
Choisy – Lorient (Phone: 0590 29 76 78)
Wonderful bakery in Lorient. Arrive early if you’re keen on croissants and baguettes – they can sell out fast! Choisy also offers pre-made sandwiches, tarts, and pastries, as well as coffee.
Esprit du Jean Claude Dufour – Saline (Phone: 0590 52 46 10) Dinner: 7pm & 9 pm, Lunch on Sunday only
Situated in a garden next to Saline Beach, L’Esprit features a creative re-imagining of traditional dishes. Menu is limited and changes nightly.
Grain de Sel – Saline (Phone: 0590 52 46 05) Lunch: 11:30am – 4pm Dinner: 7-10:30pm Closed: Sunday nights and Mondays
Head to Grain de Sel for fresh salads and burgers for a pre or post beach stop.
JoJo Burger – Lorient (Phone: 0590 27 50 33)
JoJo burger is known as the best-kept secret for a great burger. Totally no frills (seriously, none), JoJo is home to the surfers who spend the morning across the street at Lorient Beach.
Le Bouchon – Lorient (Phone: 0590 27 79 39)
Located in the shopping center next to L’Oasis supermarket (and an ATM), Le Bouchon is a perfect spot for take-out, or a low-key meal if you’re staying nearby. Large pizza menu (including white and red sauces), as well as salads and paninis.
Les Petite Colombe Bakery – Lorient (Phone: 0590 29 74 30)
Expect the same great fresh bakery offerings as the Colombier location.
Sayolita – Lorient (Phone: 0590 27 13 30)
Just up the street from the surf store in St. Jean, Sayolita feels like a relaxed bar you might find in Mexico. A local favorite, the restaurant is known for its cocktails but also offers light bites like bruschetta and charcuterie plates. Totally OK to show up in bathing suits post beach. Bring mosquito spray, as the dark wood attracts them here.
Tamarin – Saline (Phone: 0590 29 27 74) Closed on Mondays. Open for Dinner 7-11pm
You’ll find lily ponds, the iconic Tamarind tree, and a bevy of island wildlife at this recently renovated spot. Menu features light tropical salads, as well as more robust meat dishes.
Colombier, Flamands, Anse des Cayes & Corossol
Au Regal – Corossol (Phone: 0590 27 85 26)
As close to a French cafe as you will find on St Barths. Located down the road to Corrosal, at Au Regal the décor is simple (covered in Football scarves!), but the food is good and the clientele very local. Think chicken Colombo, escargot, and meats.
Hotel Manapany – Anse des Cayes (Phone: 0590 27 66 55) Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 7-10pm
Relaxed waterfront bites and unique menus; experience Le Manapany restaurant delicacies, tailor-made by Chef Edouard Fabius in the heart of St Barth.
La Langouste – Flamands Beach (Hotel Baie des Anges) (Phone:0590 27 63 61) Lunch & Dinner
Looking for the quintessential Caribbean lobster experience, enjoy views of Flamands beach as you experience a bit of the old St. Barths.
Les Bananiers – Colombier (Phone: 0590 27 93 48)
Next door to la Petite Colombe bakery in Colombier. Local in feeling, with good pizza and well-priced wine.
Les Petite Colombe Bakery – Colombier (Phone: 0590 27 59 27)
Traditional bakery in Colombier. Ideal for those staying in the area.
Villa Marie at François Plantation – Colombier (Phone:0590 77 52 52)
For Dinner: The dining room at the renovated Francois Plantation is worth a visit alone. The first-rate menu and food is simply a perk. Expect an elegant dinner with French favorites like foie gras, fresh tartares, and souffles. The adjacent bar is a perfect spot for an aperitif and a game of Backgammon.
For Lunch: While the hotel will not be open til March 2018, you can still enjoy a hotel-like experience with lunch at Villa Marie’s intimate pool. Pick from light favorites like watermelon-feta salads or an irresistible croque-monsieur!
Emergency Doctor on call 05.90.27.76.03
Pharmacy in Gustavia 05.90.27.61.82
St Jean Airport 05.90.27.66.61
Hospital in Gustavia 05.90.27.60.35
Water is scarce on the island of St. Barts so please do not leave the faucets running. A large cistern has been installed to collect rainwater and there is a connection to city water in the event the cistern runs dry. The city water is produced with a desalination system. Tap water is not to be used for drinking or cooking. Bottled water is recommended.
Driving around the island can be an adventure as the roads are narrow and often slippery when wet. Cars are driven on the right. Seat belts are compulsory and the police will stop and fine you if you are caught not wearing them. Please respect all stop signs. Parking can also be a challenge.
Telephone line of the villa is connected to a computerized system at the office of Sibarth Villa Rentals on St. Barts. The Geo Telephone system provides you with access to an international phone line. The system requires you to dial into a computer at the Sibarth Office that monitors your calls. Sibarth Villa Rentals will bill you and validate your calls with a print-out.
Once you have accessed Sibarth’s computer network you will be required to enter a secure code which will be provided upon your arrival. A recording will invite you to enter the number you wish to dial.
To call the USA, dial 001 + area code + telephone number
To call France, dial the 10 digits of the phone number
To call other countries, dial 00 + country code + phone number
Local Calls are free and you will need to dial the 10-digit number
800 Numbers - these are not toll-free numbers, even when dialed through the GEO Tel and you will be charged for them as you would pay for any international call.
AT&T Calling Cards - please note these calls are billed twice, once through GEO Tel and again through AT&T.
Circuit Breakers - from time to time their are electrical challenges on the island of St. Barts, which is part of the experience of living on an island. In case there is a power outage there are two circuit breakers in the villa you should check. One is on the wall in the kitchen and the other in the living room. Open the circuit breaker door and re-set the breakers.
Air Conditioning - the main living room/dining room/kitchen and each bedroom have their own climate control device to regulate the temperature. Use the remote control to adjust the temperature and fan speed. Please do not choose a temperature under 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). For conversion purposes 24 degrees C is 75 degrees F and 26 degrees C is 79 degrees F.
Television & Sound Systems - La Danse des Etoiles has been equipped with a number of options for your entertainment pleasure. There is a 60-inch flat screen television in the living room connected to a Bose Surround System for indoor and/or outdoor listening. To capture your favorite television stations there is also a Satellite Dish. Other options include watching a DVD. There are numerous DVD’s supplied at the villa or you can either rent them on St. Barts or bring some with you. All three bedrooms also come equipped with 20-inch flat screen tv’s and DVD Players. The living room comes with an ipod docking station that is attached to the Bose Surround System. The three bedrooms and office have their own ipod docking stations.
To Watch the Satellite Dish TV:
Turn the Bose Amplifier ON and select using the “INTERIOR REMOTE” control “CBL-SAT”
Turn on the TV using the PANASONIC REMOTE control and the ON button on the top. Then select “STB2” on the TV using the “INPUT” button.
Make sure the Dish Network receiver is ON - their should be a green light glowing on the DISH Network box.
Change the channels with the DISH NETWORK REMOTE CONTROL by pressing the arrows up & down.
To Watch a DVD:
Select on the Bose Amplifier “CD/DVD” with the “INTERIOR” Bose Remote Control.
Turn on the TV and select “DVD 3” (same way you selected Dish Network).
The DVD player is also a CD Player
To Play Your ipod in the Living Area:
Connect your ipod to the jack.
Select “VCR” on the Bose Amplifier using the “INTERIOR” Bose Remote Control
Another option is to connect your ipod to the “ADVANCE STATION” and select “AUX” on the Bose Amplifier using the “INTERIOR” Bose Remote Control.
To Listen Outdoors:
Select the “EXTERIOR” Bose Remote Control.
Select the source you want to listen to outside (CD-DVD, FM-AM, or AUX), which is located on the top of the EXTERIOR remote control.
Adjust the volume.
Restaurants - (see suggested list) there are some fabulous restaurants to choose from on St. Barts as well as a number of fantastic chefs who can prepare any number of meals for you at the villa. If you would like more information or help with recommendations or reservations call Sibarth Villa Rentals @ 05.90.29.88.90 and they will assist you. Other activities that can be arranged include massage, sailing, snorkeling, diving, personal trainers, and baby sitters.
Provisions - there are a number of grocery and provision stores at various locations around the island. Sibarth Villa Rentals can have the villa provision for you prior to your arrival for any number of days you wish. It is suggested you consider at minimum having a few items at least in the villa prior to your arrival as you will most likely be hungry and thirsty. A suggestion would include a welcome dinner so you can immediately relax and not have to rush out to the store or restaurant. With the location of La Danse des Etoiles and it’s outstanding gourmet kitchen it provides a fantastic opportunity to have a customized dinner prepared by one of the islands outstanding chefs. There are also some wonderful stores and restaurants that have incredible take out meals.
Housekeeping - this is provided every day except Sundays and official French Holidays. Dishes will be cleaned and put away, beds will be made, general cleaning and tidying up. The time of day the housekeeper will arrive can customized to fit your scheduled and should be communicated with the housekeeper directly. She will introduce herself upon your arrival. As a rule, sheets are are changed every three days and towels every two days. Nightly turndown service is also an option upon request.
Electricity - the voltage is 220V - 60 cycles with the option of 11oV. The outlets throughout the villa are set up to provide you with either option and are clearly labeled. The short video below provides additional insight about the electricity in the villa.
Septic System - the villa is equipped with a septic tank which is emptied on a regular basis. Please do not put anything other than toilet paper as it can not be broken down biologically and might clog the septic tanks. Place all other items in the waste baskets place in each bathroom.
Sun - Be extremely careful of getting too much sun. The prevailing winds give you a false sense of coolness while the suns rays will continue to burn your skin. The terrace and pool area have been carefully designed to provide some shaded areas in order for you to still remain outside. Suntan lotions are highly recommended. For your added comfort, a water misting cooling system has been installed above in the canopy over the terrace. There is a remote control switch that activates the misting system which lowers the air temperature. The remote device is found in a basket located in the kitchen.