St. Barts (short for Saint Barthélemy) has long been the vacation destination for the stars.
When the hustle and bustle of Tinsel Town becomes overwhelming, A-listers retire to the white sands and designer shops of this glamorous French-speaking Caribbean island. It has become quite commonplace for travellers to be dining at a restaurant a table over from Jay-Z and Beyonce or laying out on the beach next to Jennifer Lopez. Celebrities constantly dock their jaw-dropping yachts in St. Barts and make their mark on the island’s beaches, restaurants and nightlife. If you’re in the mood to vacation like the rich and famous on your trip to the island, make sure to check out these five celebrity hotspots!
Sip champagne with Queen Bey at Nikki Beach St. Barth
Nikki Beach can best be described as the ultimate luxury beach club. The sensory experience combines pulsing music, gourmet food, living art and avant-garde fashion overlooking the warm white sands and crystal blue waters of the beach. Celebrities flock to Nikki Beach, and the club has played host to famous pop divas Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and more.
Make a posh purchase at Rue De La Republique alongside Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Celebrities know how to shop til they drop and if you can’t beat ’em, might as well join ’em! Rue De La Republique is a street located in Gustavia, the capital of St. Barts. Luxury shops such as Hermes, Cartier, La Perla and more can be found here and bumping into former Victoria’s Secret Angel and actress, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her actor beau, Jason Statham, just might be on the agenda!
Stay in komfort like the Kardashian Klan at La Banane
La Banane is a former boutique hotel turned private luxury villa that boasts European furniture, a large swimming pool and most of all, exceptional privacy. Tall palm trees and walls shield high-profile guests from interested onlookers – a must-have for a family like the Kardashians. La Banane is perfect for travellers looking for comfort and tranquillity.
Eat the most important meal of the day with the very important Karlie Kloss at Bar de l’Oubli
This favourite breakfast spot has been the scene of many celebrity spottings. From the Kardashians to high fashion model, Karlie Kloss, the popular haunt is crawling with A-listers chowing down on delicious morning delights. Enjoy a plate full of fluffy pancakes, served with a side of glamorous celebrity.
Give a wave to Matt Damon on a neighbouring yacht!
In St. Barts, yachting is not a luxury – it’s a way of life. Celebrities like Matt Damon, Leo Dicaprio, Simon Cowell and Salma Hayek have all enjoyed some quality time on multi-million dollar mega-boats. There are several companies that allow travellers to rent yachts and live the high life. An online search engine, Yacht Charter Fleet, is easy to use and aids in finding the perfect yacht in St. Barts to suit all individual needs and desires.