This French island has morphed into the chicest shore in the Caribbean, but still maintains its European flair and unique small-town roots.
Photo: Laurent Benoit
St. Barts's other hub, St. Jean, is a quintessential Caribbean beach town wrapped around a turquoise bay with a whitesand strand where locals and visitors flaunt their stuff. Eye candy of both genders ambles along the strand and the main road, which is flanked on each side by upscale boutiques. The community is also home to the island's only airport.
St. Jean beach is best for people-watching; a blend of active beachgoers and young beauties lounge around Nikki Beach club (left).