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Gustavia, St Barts Cruise Port

Gustavia is the main port and capital city of the tropical island of St. Barthelemy, situated in the North West Caribbean Sea. St. Barts is often recognised as one of the most beautiful and popular islands in the Caribbean due to its fabulous array of pristine beaches, spectacular natural landscape and range of excellent shops, bars and restaurant to keep everyone on the island occupied and delighted. The island's fantastic tropical climate and relaxing ambience creates a distinctively peaceful and exotic atmosphere that attracts droves of tourists every year. The island is also well-known as a haven for the rich and famous, as many famous celebrities flock there, mainly for the fabulous privacy and relaxing environment that it provides. Gustavia is the gateway to this magical Caribbean island and therefore an essential and popular cruise destination.

Sightseeing in Gustavia

An incredible variety of coastal activities are available on the beaches of St. Barts. Visitors can participate in water sports including surfing, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, wakeboarding and water skiing amongst many others.

The Beaches

Gustavia and the rest of Caribbean island of St. Barts is best known for the range of exquisite beaches situated along its scenic coastline. The entire island is home to 14 different but equally beautiful beaches where visitors can relax in the sun or enjoy a variety of exhilarating water sports and activities. Located very near to the city of Gustavia, Shell Beach is a fantastic place to sun-bathe, swim in the crystal blue ocean waters or collect the many stunning shells that are littered across the sand. Some of the other popular beaches found along the coastline of St. Barts include Anse de Grande, Grand Cul-de-sac Beach, Marigot Beach and Anse des Cayes Beach.

Museums

Two interesting and informative museums are located near to the city of Gustavia. The Musee de St. Barthelemy is a fantastic place to learn more about the culture and heritage of the islands and its inhabitant and contains a selection of fascinating artefacts and exhibits. The Inegu Magras' Inter-Oceans Museum is also worth visiting whilst on the island, as it is home to an astonishing collection of over 7000 colourful sea shells found across the island.

Forts

Two historic forts are situated on the island of St. Barts, each with a fascinating history and origins. Fort Karl overlooks the stunning Shell Beach, whilst Fort Gustav is located near to the island's old lighthouse. Both of these cultural attractions are especially popular with hikers.

Shopping in Gustavia

Gustavia boast an exceptional variety of shops within the town's main shopping district. Tourists will find everything from high-end fashion boutiques to quirky souvenir shops offering a range of fabulous gift ideas as well as general amenities.

Eating Out in Gustavia

As an island nation, seafood is a local favourite and therefore found in many restaurants across St. Barts. A wide a range of excellent eateries serving a variety of delicious international cuisine, including Italian, French, Swedish and classic western dishes, are available across the centre of Gustavia, each with its own friendly and warm ambience.

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