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West Indies Helicopters

April 16, 2019

Private Transfer By Helicopter

Save time as you transfer to the destination of St Barth. Connect directly from your flight in St Martin with West Indies Helicopters and fly over to St Barth in no time at all. After just 15 minutes to take care of paperwork, hop aboard your helicopter and enjoy the quick flight over incredible views of turquoise waters.

Key points: Private charters up to five passengers from St Martin to St Barth 

Plus: Fly to St Barthélemy or other regional destinations such as Pointe-à-Pitre, Anguilla, Antigua, St Kitts, Saba, Marie Galante, Puerto Rico... 

Rates: One way to the Rémy de Haenen Airport in Saint Barthélemy:
From Princess Juliana International Airport: 1400€ 
From Grand-Case Espérance Airport: 990€

MORE INFO HERE>> West Indies Helicopters


Jet Ski Tour

April 15, 2019

Excursions Around The Island Of St Barth

With family or friends, skim across the deep waters around St Barth on a jet ski accompanied by a certified instructor. Starting in the idyllic lagoon in Grand-Cul-de-Sac, right by Le Barthélemy hotel, the staff at Jet Ski Tour will escort you out to sea for an initiation or fun excursion on these sea scooters, for 30 to 90 minutes. 

Key points: For the most exciting excursion at sea, go for the Island Tour aboard the highest quality, most powerful jet skis.

Plus: Group tours for up to 8 jets skis. 

Initiation: 30 minutes
Discovery: 60 minutes
Island Tour: 90 minutes

Rates start at 90€

MORE INFO HERE >> Jet Ski Tour


les voiles de st barth richard mille

April 13, 2019

10th Edition, April 14-20, 2019

Over the past 10 years, Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille has become one of the most important events in the world of yachting. Sailors from around the globe compete on challenging racecourses during five days of intense racing in the heart of the Caribbean, around the island of St Barth. More than just a nautical event, the regatta is also known for its fabulous festivities on shore. Head to Gustavia to celebrate this exciting 10th anniversary!

Key points: In addition to a competitive spirit on the water, every evening for a week there is a festive ambiance at the race village, with a series of concerts and special surprises.

Plus: During the five days of racing, enjoy watching close to 70 boats as they race along the shores St Barth. A magnificent panorama not to be missed…

Saturday, APRIL 13
9.00am Welcome
2.00pm Registration desk opens
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
7.00pm Live Music “François Bry – Power Trio”
8.30pm Live Music “Caribbean Boys”

10.00am Registration desk opens
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
5.00pm Registration desk closes
5.30pm Skippers’ Briefing
6.00pm Opening ceremony at Quai de Gaulle
7.00pm Art & Food Market – L’Ardoise
7.30pm Live Music “What the Funk”

12.00pm Start of the race – 1st day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving
7.00pm Art & Food Market – Ociela
7.30pm Live music “What About Pink”

Tuesday, APRIL 16
10.00am Start of the race – 2nd day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving
7.00pm Art & Food Market – Ociela
7.30pm Live music  “Latin Sugar”

10.00am Start of the race – 2nd day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily prize giving”
Starting at 6:30pm:
Crew Dinner: “Pirates of the Caribbean” at Shell Beach
Show Laser and Fireworks
DJ Philippe Paris, Patris Gero, sax by Michael Ghegan

Starting at 11.30 am:
Day off at Nikki Beach
(by reservation only)
5.30pm Race Village bar opens
7.30pm Live Concert “Caribbean Boys”

10.00am Start of the race – 4th day
3.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.00pm Daily Prize Giving
6.30pm Video projection of race images
7:00pm Art & Food Market – Villa Marie
7.30pm Live Concert “What the Funk”

10.00am Start of the race – 5th day
2.00pm Race Village bar opens
6.30pm Art & Food Market – Le Manapany
7.00pm Awards ceremony with special guest Pierre Casiraghi
8.15pm Fireworks & Laser Show 
8.30pm Concert Live “What about Pink

Next edition of Les Voiles: April 12-18, 2020


alexandre nicolas: vanité helvètique

April 11, 2019

Bold, Puzzling Sculpture 

Almost like performances, some of Alexandre Nicolas’ sculptures are large-scale, ephemeral works of art. Sculpting sand or ice, the artist cultivates his taste for dramatic presentation and his fascination for shaping raw materials. These experiences led him to the quest for new materials, such as the discovery of synthetic resin-like crystal, in which he embeds smaller pieces.
Intrigued by modern myths and symbols as a contemporary artist, Alexandre Nicolas provokes a dialogue on the notion of vanity and the creation of this emblematic work titled “Vanité Helvètique,” which is surprising to say the least. The symbol of death appears before your eyes, with a figural skull embedded in synthetic crystal. There is a sense of lightness, as if time was stopped instantaneously and the skull has been caught floating in a transparent housing. The exterior coldness of the resin is counterbalanced by the bright color of the sculpture inside. The form and red color of the cross evokes the look of the Swiss flag. 

Price: 16,000€

Characteristics: Sculpture, one-of-a-kind piece, embedded in synthetic crystal. Height: 12” / Width 12” 

Work by this artist can be seen at ventedart.com

Cédric Calmels: cedric@ventedart.com



April 10 2019

Rent This Beautiful Pearl

Elegant and distinctive, Villa Axel Rocks opens its doors to welcome you for a combination of luxury and relaxation. A creative, contemporary touch will delight you the moment you walk in. Unusual furniture, designer lighting, and beautiful works of art add a serious dose of charm.

The villa is ideal to unwind with friends or family. Every detail has been conceived for your absolute comfort: lovely spaces that open onto the main terrace, a headed infinity pool with a submerged bar, a fully equipped modern kitchen, private bathroom with terrace, pool table, king-size bed…

Villa Axel Rocks is ideally located in the heart of Gustavia. Boutiques restaurants, and discothèques are just a few steps away. Nestled on the hillside, this villa enjoys unblocked views of the Caribbean Sea.

Sibarth is proud to include this villa in its collection of private rental properties. For a unique experience, the agency provides a warm welcome and an array of services throughout your stay, including access to a concierge 24/7.

Characteristics: 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

Prices from $25,000 / week

Weekly rentals, more info here>> Sibarth


Barts | Risotto & cie

April 5, 2019

A Whole New Concept

Enjoy a convivial moment with good food, either on the terrace or in the air-conditioned lounge at Barts | Risotto & cie. 

At noon, grab a quick and tasty bistro-style lunch. In the evening, the new menu exclusively features various kinds of risotto and delicious cocktails. To prolong your evening, why not play one of the board games available for everyone.

Key points: Risotto bar

Plus: It’s like Happy Hour, but it’s Happy Risotto at Barts | Risotto & cie, Monday-Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm: choose three small risottos to share!

MORE INFO HERE >> Barts | Risotto & cie


le cafe de st barth: le timousse

April 5, 2019

Made in St Barth,

For fans of strong, robust coffee, Bruno Dubreuil, artisanal coffee roaster and founder of Café de St Barth has created an exceptional coffee on the island. This kind of brew, known as monsooned coffee, is transformed via humidification with seawater and salty breezes before being dried in the sun.

In the days of commerce by sailing ship, it took about six months for coffee sent from India or Indonesia to reach Europe. The humidity impacted the coffee, which fermented and changed color. Inspired by this lost tradition, Le Café de St Barth takes advantage of the climate in St Barthélemy, from the quality of the water and strong, salty winds to create a coffee that is unique in the world.

Key points: Le TImousse made in St Barth, is a specialty, monsooned coffee, unique in the world.

Plus: For an ever better flavor when drinking the coffee, it’s preferable to buy beans. The coffee should be consumed as close to roasting as possible and should be ground right before use.

Character: The taste of this coffee has a woodsy final note and a slightly bitter taste. 

Price: 10€ - 227g

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Café de St Barth


saint-b’art book & jazz festival

April 4, 2019

The Rhythms Of Jazz 

On April 4-13, 2019, the association Saint-B’Art puts reading in the spotlight with visits by visiting authors to the island’s schools. To add a musical interlude, the week also has a full calendar of jazz concerts. Over 15 musicians in various configurations will perform in different locations across the island each evening. Opening night at L’Esprit Jean-Claude Dufour in Saline.

Jazz schedule


Thursday, April 4, 7pm-10pm: Opening Concert 

Le Sélect

Friday, April 5, 7pm-10pm: Brooklyn Swing All Stars

Elementary School, Gustavia

Saturday, April 6, 8pm-11pm, Jazz Jam with Groovy Five and Guest and the Bitin Brass Band


Monday, April 8, 7pm-10pm: Django Reinhardt NY Spirit & The Swing Time Vocal Duet, “Tribute to Ella and Louis”

Anglican Church

Tuesday, April 9, 7pm: Gospel concert with Gilda Solve

Le Barthélemy

Wednesday, April 10, 8pm-10pm: Paris New York Hot Swing and The Buchwick Cats

Villa Marie

Thursday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Claude Hall Bossa

Le Toiny

Friday, April 11, 8pm-10pm: Closing Concert with the Claude Hall Swing Quartet


boucheron: serpent boheme

April 2, 2019

A Resolutely Precious Necklace

The Serpent Bohème collection, dedicated to the iconic Boucheron serpent, has revealed a new design, as delicate as it is sensual. One with 16 motifs, the other with six, this long necklace in yellow gold was redesigned with turquoise stones, a color full of vitality. The protective spirit of the serpent and a symbol of eternity are subtlety found as visual reference.  

The delicately twisted chain evokes the scales on a serpent. The effect of this serpent in gold, in which sensual undulations were chiseled, is more elegant than ever.

In addition, the pendant, set with diamonds and turquoise stones, symbolizes the head of the serpent. The new design, like a honeycomb, allows light to bathe the stones and make them even brighter.

Key points: A new piece from the emblematic Serpent Bohème collection is at once contemporary and timeless, highlighting the turquoise.

Plus: Be bold and creative as you combine two or three pieces from the Serpent Bohème collection to create your personal style. 


Necklace 16 motifs: 44,100€ 

Necklace 6 motifs: 7,200€ 

Characteristics: Necklace with 16 motifs set with turquoise and pavé diamonds; 8 turquoises for 47 carats, 128 round white diamonds totaling 5.04 carats; 33.2g of 18K yellow gold 

Points of sale >>


Boucheron, 32, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Boucheron, 26 Place Vendôme


Diamond Genesis, Rue de la République

MONACO: Boucheron, One Monte Carlo

GENEVA: Boucheron, 13 rue du Rhône


lil rock restaurant: reopening

March 28, 2019

The Simplicity Of Caribbean Style!

The beach of St Jean is livelier than ever with the reopening of Lil Rock. You’ll find the same winning style as last time, yet housed in a brand new structure. Lil Rock places an accent on the best aspects of Caribbean Style: tasty cuisine, an idyllic setting with feet in the sand, relaxed atmosphere with music…

Key points: An incomparable island ambiance, marked by simplicity and conviviality.

Plus: Food and drinks at reasonable prices



st barth: victoria now open

March 26, 2019

Awaited With Impatience

With the Port of Gustavia as a stunning backdrop, Victoria is now open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. In an elegant setting, perfect for meeting family and friends, you’ll enjoy the surprising menu created by chef Yiannis Kioroglou. 

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Victoria




March 26, 2019

Fascinating Street Art 

Strong color, linear variations, graffiti: elements that define paintings by Tanc, one of the most successful street artists of his generation. Influenced by the abstract expressionists, this visual artist/painter born in Paris grew up as a graffiti artist, be it on the street or on canvas.

Today, nuances of black, an accent on line and color, and the vitality of graffiti-style writing are at the heart of his work. Like a nod to the work of Henri Michaux, Tanc’s research is based on the synthesis of strokes, rhythm, color, and energy.

Painting on canvas, 135 x 120 cm, unique work of art, price on request

Several works by Tanc are available on ventedart.com

Cédric Calmels - cedric@ventedart.com


alain le chatelier

March 21, 2019

Under The Tropical Sun

After a first visit to St Barth, French painter Alain Le Chatelier, fell completely in love with the Caribbean. Since then, the beauty of the tropics has slowly crept into this work, where lush vegetation and hot colors make his paintings truly captivating. 

Fascinated by the laidback lifestyle of Saint Barth, Alain Le Chatelier pays homage to all that creates the charm of the island: the blues of the sea, the cactus, the hummingbirds, shells... The juxtaposition of such elements, often in unexpected ways, combines flawlessly with his explosive use of color.

After a first glance, it seems that the signature of Alain Le Chatelier’s work can be found in the presence of a full environment, completely integrated into the canvas. The idea is to both delineate and perfect what he is painting within an envelope of greenery. For example, on a canvas of Grand-Cul-De-Sac, one can see a bestiary of flora and fauna that inhabits the bay. In the foreground, every detail counts. There are large cacti, as well as flowering plants, while a small bird shows the tip of its beak. In the background, the main subject, the sea and its turquoise waters. The artist continues to add exquisite details: nuances of pink in the sky, the force of the waves in the lagoon, a sailboat bobbing on the horizon, the reddish roofs of the Creole cottages, the palm trees bending to the wind… The canvases are busy, but every element has its place.

A man of many talents, the diversity of Alain Le Chatelier’s artistic production is prodigious. Some of his work evokes the brilliant style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who has influenced generations of artists who followed in his footsteps. These fabulous anthropomorphic portraits composed of fruits, vegetables, flowers, or even animals can be found in Le Chatelier’s incredible repertoire as well.

Every series of the artist’s paintings are simply adored by art lovers as well as the general public. The permanent exhibit of his work includes over 20 pieces where Alain Le Chatelier’s great love for nature is omnipresent. The paintings, including panoramas of the island, display the extent of the artist’s extraordinary universe.

These canvases are open to interesting metaphorical interpretations. It’s up to you to take a look...

Prices: Starting at 5,000€

MORE INFO HERE >> Les Artisans


hublot: big bang unico red magic

March 13, 2019

The Power Of Red

Hublot has once again called on its limitless imagination to create a world-premiere watch design. This time, Hublot has dedicated its innovative approach to ceramic, adding vivid color. A triple tour de force, the colored ceramic invented by Hublot is groundbreaking both in terms of the material itself and the manufacturing process. 

The color is obtained through an innovative technique in which a fusion of pressure and heat sinters the ceramic without burning the pigments. Having mastered the basic hues with this method, Hublot is now ready to introduce a whole new world of colored ceramics to its watch collections. 

For this first, ceramic model with color, Hublot has chosen a bold red, which symbolizes power, passion, and glory. The Big Bang Unico Red Magic is undoubtedly an ultra-resilient ceramic watch full of fire. 

Key points: World’s first ceramic with a vibrant color

Plus: In addition to the bright color, the density of the material makes it harder than conventional ceramic.

Characteristics: Polished red ceramic case; 45 mm diameter; 15.45 thickness; polished red ceramic bezel, with black composite resin bezel lug; polished titanium black PVD “H” screws; sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment; skeleton matte red dial with red appliqués and black luminescence; Hublot HUB1242 - UNICO chronograph movement with automatic rewinding; water resistant 10 ATM (100m), 72 hour reserve power; Red and black structured rubber strap.

Edition limited to 500 pieces

Price: 25 900€

Points of Sale>>


Time, Rue de la République, Gustavia

Carat, Rue de la République, Gustavia


Hublot, Rue du Rhône, 86


Hublot, 2, Avenue de la Princesse Alice, Monte Carlo


Hublot, 10, Place Vendôme, 75001

Hublot, 271, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Hublot, 50, rue Pierre Charron, 75008


la guerite: backgammon night

March 12, 2019

Get ready to play!

Between two tasty cocktails, take a break and enjoy a game of backgammon. In partnership with the Ascony boutique, La Guérite restaurant invites you to play the world’s oldest board game. Find your perfect partner and try out your strategy! 

Key points: Game night with six backgammon boards available in the lounge at La Guérite.

Plus: For those who enjoy a good smoke, choose from a selection of delectable cigars.

Tuesdays starting at 8pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


form fitness

March 12, 2019

7-Day Access

A team of personal trainers invites you to stop in and explore the Form Fitness gym in St. Barth. Different options to use the gym make it convenient for everyone’s schedule. The weight lifting and cardio-training room have all of the latest generation machines.

From a one-day pass to a monthly plan, create a personal program with one of the trainers. Based on your capabilities and the options you choose (from CrossFit to Boxing, Pilates, or Stretching...), opt for solo or accompanied training.

To remain diligent, nothing is better than personalized training with a professional instructor. Custom-designed sessions allow you to progress rapidly with visible results.

For those who prefer group classes, more than 10 different disciplines are on the schedule each week. Sign up for Abs-buttocks, Body Sculpt, RPM, Yoga...

Key points: Various options to use the gym facilities

Plus: Open Sunday 9am-12pm  

Options: Access from a day pass to a monthly plan, including group classes.

MORE INFO HERE >> Form Fitness


pipiri boutique mc2

March 11, 2019

Bright Colors To Take Home 

Planning a little shopping trip? While in Gustavia, be sure to visit the Pipiri Boutique MC2 in its authentic Creole cottage. This is the perfect place to fill your shopping bags with everything from beachwear to elegant shirts and an entire collection of accessories.

If you like prints, you’ll love the colorful ensembles with a long dress paired with a one-piece ultra feminine swimsuit. You’ll also find the relaxed and charming spirit of St Barth in the 100% cotton canvas beach tote and the beautiful Panama hat that serves as the perfect accessory. 

Key points: Quality clothing from the Italian brand MC2 Saint Barth.

Plus: Pieces to mix or match to make your wardrobe quite trendy!

Prices and sizes:

Katelyn dress 199€ - S, M, L

Juliette swimsuit: 99€ - S, M, L

Vanity beach bag: 139€ 

Hat: 69€

MORE INFO HERE >> Pipiri Boutique MC2


la guerite: greek party

March 8, 2019

100% Greek Menu

La Guérite invites you to enjoy a 100% Greek menu every Saturday evening. From the popular Tzatziki to such specialties as Spanakópita on the savory side and Milopita as a sweet, the focus is on The Cyclades for a taste of Hellenic cuisine that is food for the gods.

Key points: Discover new flavors as part of a 100% Greek menu. 

Plus: Also enjoy a selection of fine wines, as well as cocktails prepared by a bar staff that excels in mixology.

Price: 70€/person

Saturday, starting at 7pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


la guerite: an evening with friends

February 14, 2019

Fashion Show & Pop Up Boutique

La Guérite invites you to share a fun-filled experience every Wednesday. In La Guérite’s festive ambiance you’ll enjoy a menu of delicious food, a selection of fine wines and surprising cocktails. 

What makes Wednesday so special? It’s time for a fashion show presented by the Volver and Gisèle boutiques. Delight in this opportunity to discover a world of exciting brands and see their sumptuous collections in a new light.  

Key points: Fabulous dinners with authentic cuisine served in the height of fashion.

Plus: Throughout the evening, you’ll be treated to a parade of beautiful designer pieces from the Volver and Gisèle boutiques.

Every Wednesday, fashion show starting at 8:30pm

MORE INFO HERE >> La Guérite


le cafe de st barth: specialty coffees

February 13, 2019

Coffee Break With Bruno Dubreuil, Artisanal Roaster 

Can you tell us a little more about the profession of an artisanal coffee roaster? 

Artisanal roasting is a technique used by a master roaster. The process consists of grilling the beans in a uniform manner without burning them and allowing the aromas to be fully developed. Our desire is to highlight the specific attributes of each kind of coffee as much as possible. The passage from green coffee to roasted coffee is very meticulous and requires numerous controls and adjustments.

What are the steps in roasting coffee?

We would never give away the secrets of how we roast our unique coffee! But I can tell you that the average temperature is 231.5°C and the process lasts about 20 minutes. This is in contrast to commercial roasting where the coffee is heated to about 800°C for 90 seconds, but the aromas and flavors do not have the time to develop and the beans are often completely burnt.

Where does your coffee come from and how do you choose it? 

We exclusively use specialty coffees, the very best in the coffee family. This superior-quality coffee must meet the world’s highest standards, from growing methods to distribution. To be labeled a specialty coffee, it must have a minimum rating of 80/100 points according to the criteria of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).

What is traceability? Are you in direct contact with local producers?

A specialty coffee should be 100% traceable, from the farm where the beans are harvested all the way through the distribution to customers. It is cultivated in specific zones, on small plots of land that meet the precise geographic and climatic conditions that create coffees with unique flavor.

We lived more than 12 years in Central America, which allowed us to establish personal relationships with the coffee producers.

How is coffee grown? 

The specialty coffees are cultivated at high altitudes, starting at 4,593 feet (1,400 meters). The altitude allows the coffee plants to generate beans that are very dense and have a rich, complex taste. Once they are harvested, the beans are dried or washed according to precise methods that allow specific aromas to develop.

How many kinds of coffee do you sell? 

That depends. We follow the harvests, so Ethiopian coffee is not harvested at the same time as the coffee in Central America or Indonesia. It depends on the season, the exposure, and the maturity of the fruit. We offer primarily fair-trade, organic coffee.

Our coffee is sold ground or as beans, and roasted in terms of different tastes and the extracting process used. In a way, we produce custom coffee.

How can you tell if you are choosing good coffee? 

The best choice would be 100% pure Arabica coffee. Like good wine, we like the notion of appellations for specialty coffees. From the specialty coffee plantation to the drinking of the brew, everyone involved in the chain of production should work toward producing exceptional coffee.

How can you tell is a coffee is good for drinking?

Coffee should be drunk like good wine. When tasting it, you should judge the color (equivalent to the robe of a wine), the direct aroma (the bouquet) using the nasal passages, as well as the flavors, the persistence, and all of the overall perceived sensations. When one speaks of the taste profile, it’s the sensory attributes of the taste and aroma.

What are the principal criteria for drinking coffee?

Bitterness: Desired up to a certain point, this recalls the characteristic taste of grapefruit rind or dark chocolate. This is sensed in the back of the mouth.

Acidity: This creates a light sensation of something slightly sour, like a lemon, and differs from a bitter or sharp taste. This is an important element in the balance of a brew. 

Aromas: This is the ensemble of sensations analyzed by the nose (and the pharynx) to determine the olfactory notes of the coffee (caramelized, fruity, chocolaty, floral...). 

Roundness: This reflects the general balance of the aromas.

Body: This refers to the “thickness” of the coffee in your mouth, and is based on the viscosity and strength of the brew.

Finale: This is how long the aroma and flavors remain on the palate after swallowing the coffee.

What advice can you give us for the conservation, preparation, and tasting of your coffee? 

Coffee is a demanding, sensitive product that should be protected against the loss of its aroma.

Our coffees are packaged in multi-layer bags immediately after roasting, in order to avoid all oxidation and to guarantee perfect conservation of the aromas. The packet protects the coffee from humidity, oxygen, and light.

There are many ways to prepare coffee for drinking, and the way the beans are ground, the temperature, and the water quality are important to success.

Why is one coffee more expensive than another?

The prices of our specialty coffee depend on their quality. They are all rated above 80/100 during taste tests conducted by the experts at the Specialty Coffee Association of America as opposed to mass-market coffee, so the prices vary in terms of supply and demand. Specialty coffee sells for approximately three times more than ordinary coffee, and can reach very high prices in certain cases. Jamaican Blue Mountain and Kopi Luwak from Indonesia are among the most expensive coffees in the world.

Price: Starting at 8€ per bag

MORE INFO HERE >> Le Café de St Barth


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