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St Barths Travel Guide

St Barths FAQ

What are the visa requirements?

UK citizens will not require a visa when travelling to St Barths.

What is the currency in St Barths?

The Currency in St Barths is the Euro, however US dollars are also widely accepted. 

Will I need to bring an adaptor?

The French-style, two-pin plug sockets are used in St Barths, so a universal adaptor will be required. 

What is the language in St Barths?

The official language of St Barths is French, however English is widely spoken and understood by the islands population. 

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

Many French traditions are a part of life on St Barths. It is customary to greet both men and women with a kiss on both cheeks, and to say ‘Bonjour’ and ‘Au Revoir’ when entering or leaving a shop or restaurant. Honking car horns is considered very impolite.

Is St Barths safe?

St Barths is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, with virtually no crime. As a universal rule, do take care to safeguard your possessions, as occasional petty theft does occur. 

What is the cuisine like?

Fine cuisine is something of a way of life in St Barths, and the food (like almost everything else on the island) draws heavily on French traditions and influences, although you will also be able to find Creole, Asian and Italian dishes. There are many excellent bars and gourmet restaurants across the island, and gastronomic events are held throughout the year.

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