Marked by crystal blue waters and glowing white shores, St. Barths is an idyllic paradise that tops every bucket list and draws a glamorous crowd of international jet-setters. Dip your toes into local Caribbean culture and cuisine with a twist of French flair or embrace elevated adventure at buzzy beach clubs and divine waterfront villas—this tropical oasis lets you choose your own path. With endless picturesque places to explore, immaculate menus curated by world-renowned chefs and storefronts designed to awe, we can’t wait for you to meet us in St. Barths.

When it comes to accommodations, St. Barths offers an array of high-end homes away from home. For a beachfront scene, set your sights on Le Barthélemy, a refined hotel and spa deemed one of the top resorts in the world thanks to its upscale elegance and Parisian influences. If understated sophistication is more your speed, Le Toiny consists of 22 unique, standalone villas each complete with their own private pool and terrace overlooking Toiny Bay. On the other side of the island, Eden Rock boasts a buzzy ambiance, hosting a slew of A-listers in a stylized yet polished atmosphere. Rosewood Le Guanahani, too, finds the perfect balance of breezy luxury with its charming guest cottages and secluded lagoon lookout.

Thanks to its unique medley of Caribbean heritage and French influences, the island prides itself on globally-inspired cuisine. Start your day with a decadent pastry courtesy of La Petite Colombe in Lorient or Colombier. Then, make your way to Le Rooftop by L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon where you can enjoy the legendary French chef’s best dishes while soaking in panoramic views of the Gustavia harbor. End your evening with dinner (and a few craft cocktails, of course) at Tamarin for a true immersion into French-Caribbean fusion. Nestled in its own tropical jungle, the restaurant’s array of fresh-caught fish, reimagined traditional dishes and impressive Cave à Vin will tease your dreams for years to come.

Sunshine awaits you at all corners of St. Barths. Shell Beach presents the most striking mise en scène to spend hours basking in the island’s glow. Complete with a selection of Greek-inspired dishes and drinks from neighboring Shellona restaurant, the historic cove offers a place to dip your toes where sand and seashells meet (as beats from the beach club provide a natural soundtrack). When your itinerary calls for relaxation, though, Gouverneur Beach is the place to be. Pristine white sands and calm surf makes this secluded getaway perfect for snorkeling and a little R&R away from the hustle and bustle of the island. Around the corner, La Plage de Saline offers yet another home base for a perfect beach day. A warning, though: locals tend to go sans suit in this cove so prepare for an all-over bronzing.

Any longtime St. Barths regular knows the reputation of Loulou’s Marine—even Michael Kors himself used to rush to the acclaimed store to try to get his hands on one of their iconic tote bags. Though Loulou’s no longer sells the coveted totes, the store is still a must-see on your island shopping spree. Next up, make a stop by Yume in St. Jean for a lineup of globally sourced homeware and accessories—there’s everything from Kenyan décor to necklaces crafted in the heart of St. Barths. For high-flown books, en vogue accessories and exquisite photographs, pay a visit to Clic’s curated concept space. Right around the corner, Bijoux de la Mer in Gustavia offers one-of-a-kind pieces and timeless jewelry made with local shells and stones. And if you’re looking to upgrade your skincare routine, the island is home to Ligne St Barth, a homegrown beauty brand with its own sun care, fragrance and bath lines.