Enjoy the diversity of Saint Bart’s BEACHES:
Of course, one of the reasons why you have chosen to stay in the Caribbean and St. Barts are the beaches, with their white sands, the turquoise water and the tropical flora surroundings. Please find here after some information which will help you to choose the beach for every day!
Le Toiny - our beach…
Take our walking path and 10-15 minutes later you can discover the bay of Toiny where quietness, peacefulness and surfing become arts. This is the island’s best surf spot through out the year, but swimming as well as snorkelling is also possible. Be careful, as currents can be strong on certain days!
Is an idyllic bay, offering a hidden beach. Stop on your way down to take in the beautiful view. Enjoy great turquoise water and snorkelling along the reef side to the left. A legend says the pirate Monbars hid his treasure there.
A most popular beach on the “wild coast” of the island, it is also one of the largest ones. After a short walk everybody enjoys this white-sanded long nature beach with its great water quality. Good snorkelling towards the reef on the left hand side. It is the second largest on the island, after Flamands. Far from the hustle and bustle, this beach provides perfect tranquillity.
This nature beach can only be accessed by boat or by a 20-30-minutes walk (a nice scenic hike from Flamands) along the rocks. Once there, it feels like real paradise on earth. You can discover a nice panoramic view from the island. – Definitely a MUST!
One of the most popular beaches of Saint Barts! - No trip to Saint Barts without a visit to Saint Jean beach, which is divided in two areas. The first one is close to the airport, where one can watch the take off and landing of the small planes,… always breathtaking!
On this beautiful bay of turquoise water people meet for drinks, enjoy nice food and a party atmosphere in a beach restaurant or simply take advantage of a variety of water sports.
On the other side close to Nikki Beach the water is very quiet and allows families with small children to enjoy swimming and snorkelling (to see turtles) without any worries.
This white-sanded beach with crystal waters is the largest on the island of St Barts. Situated in a residential area it is very well-known for its natural beauty sculpted by the time. Mind windy days so, when the waves can get high. (Not recommended for snorkelling!
A sunset there is an unforgettable picture and memory. As its name suggests, shells and sand are melting to give it its very unique character. It is a small beach with a snack bar and the restaurant “Do Brazil”. You will love this unusual beach, far from the cliché of a “white sand beach”. It is located just five minutes from the town centre of Gustavia.
A beach of diversity and harmony in a residential area. Enjoy the sandy beach, turtles if you are snorkelling, surf, or just … relax. The locals call it “the little basins”. This is what distinguishes the beach in Lorient from all the other beaches. One side is perfectly calm for swimming, while families appreciate the other side, or the little basins, as reefs of coral and rocks offer extra security for children. Surfing is also popular there, as the big waves off the coast are a great place to “hang ten”.
This small beach is plunging us deep into Saint Barths’ past and keeps traditional ancient fishermen’s spirit; their small boats are still there. The beach is just a small strip but it is a very good place to snorkel. The brown sand in Corossol is what gives this beach its special charm.
A shallow lagoon with clear turquoise water and schools of small fish. The beach in Grand-Cul-de-Sac is, without doubt, the best for practicing water sports such as Kite surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, wind surfing. etc. Only a 5-minute drive from the hotel.
OTHER ACTIVITIES WHILE ON THE ISLAND:
Following you will find a list we have put together for you of “Things to do while on the island…” and we do hope it will cover some of your interests:
Sailing & Boat trips:
For a couple of hours, a half-day, a full day or a sunset cruise, take pleasure in a sailing or boat trip around the island, or to one of the close by ones. – Saint-Maarten, Pinel Island, Anguilla etc. are perfect destinations for a day trip, (full day out/9am-5pm, incl. open bar & lunch), depending on the boat type & size, as well as the duration of the trip. Our reception team will assist you in arranging your day out!
Scuba diving & Snorkelling
Saint Barts offers a wonderful range of protected under water fauna and flora that you should not miss: A variety of fishes, shellfish, turtles, corals, etc. Choose your favourite way to enjoy them! For diving lovers, the different diving companies of the island are also familiar with certified divers and/or can deliver certificates. Private excursions with instructors can of course be arranged as well. Complimentary snorkelling equipment (fins, mask & tuba) is available at reception! - Please do not hesitate to ask our reception team for more detailed information.
If you do not feel comfortable with diving, you can enjoy the under water treasures from the inside.
Reservations are required. From 1 hour.
You can choose between the fishing on the large open sea or the traditional fishing from a small bark, just off the island. Both can easily be arranged by our reception team.
Half day (4 hours), from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Full day (8 hours), 9:00am to 5:00pm, open bar prices include open bar and lunch.
Windsurf & Surfing:
Saint Barth is THE perfect spot to practice! Private windsurfing lessons can easily be arranged in the lagoon of Grand-Cul de Sac or in Saint-Jean (close to the Tom Beach Hotel) for the non-experimented ones.
For surfing lessons, David, our local teacher will take you to Lorient beach for a complete first training.
For house guests we have a long-, a short- and a paddle board to rent
There are two locations (Grand-Cul de sac & Gustavia) on the island from where you can depart with a jet ski, but always with a private guide, because of security reasons.
Take private lessons in the turquoise lagoon of Grand-Cul-de-sac with Enguerrand, a local instructor of kite-surfing: 1 hour/3 hours / 5 hours / 10 hours
A health certificate is required.
Several tennis courts are available on the island on request, with or without a pro. Le Flamboyant Tennis Club is located just two minutes from hotel Le Toiny and is free of charge for our in house guests. Tennis rackets and balls can be borrowed at the front desk.
Hiking / Scenic Trails:
Saint Barts has a lot of trails and it is worth discovering them! … Starting by the one accessible from Le Toiny’ beach! Or the one in Grand-Fond, where the path leads also to the natural swimming pool and ends in Saline beach. We can arrange for a local knowledgeable guide to accompany you. Please feel free to ask our reception team for additional information.
Gym / Fitness:
Our fitness room is located by the main house and is open from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm every day. It disposes of top of the line Techno Gym equipment: 2 treat mills, a kinesis machine, a spinning bike, a weight station and an elliptical. For your comfort there is also a flat screen TV with DVD, an iPod station, a fridge with fresh water, fruits, towels and a shower room. The front desk team can also arrange personal fitness training
Yoga / Pilates:
Stretch, relax and renew with a private Yoga or Pilates lesson. Choose between the privacy of your Villa Suite or the deck by the main pool. Please call our reception team on Ext. 9 to arrange your private instructor.
In Saint-Jean you will find small gift shops as well as decoration items, bathing suits and casual wear. Gustavia has the more prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Hermes, Bulgari, etc. … and many others that make St Barts a “fashion” island! Please be aware that shops are open from 10am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 7pm, they are closed on Sundays in Gustavia (with exceptions in high season).
Sightseeing tours - Think about bringing the most beautiful pictures of the most wonderful Saint- Bart views back home. Enjoy an island tour with a native guide who will take you to the best parts. Museums: Here you can discover parts of the history, the culture and the treasures of St Barts! Art galleries: Take a look at the galleries and expositions of different artists and styles around the island.
There are two nightclubs (discotheque) on the island. Both are in Gustavia, the main town: The Yacht Club by Carole who also owns the famous “Le Ti St. Barth” (see under restaurant recommendations) and is situated on the harbour and the Casa, below Bonito restaurant on the hillside.