If you like spending time on the beach, you will love Baie des Flamands, the beach that fronts Isle de France hotel on St. Barts in the French West Indies. The sandy beach is surrounded by turquoise waters and a variety of tropical plants. Colorful fish, turtles and rays swim in the water. In April and May, migrating whales and dolphins can be spotted in the surrounding waters. To complement its beautiful beaches, the St. Barts offers a great variety of beach vacation activities, ranging from sailing and kayaking to scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
33 rooms are situated in the main building and in several cottages surrounded by tropical gardens. If you are planning a honeymoon and want privacy, splurge on the hillside bungalow set into the hill. The bungalow has is own private pool and offers scenic views. If you prefer to be right on the beach, book the private Two Bedroom Suite on the beach. This beach vacation getaway has two fresh water pools - one overlooks the beach and the other is located in the tropical garden. There is an outdoor tennis court, fitness center and a spa offering massages and beauty services.
The beachfront restaurant "La Case de l'Isle" serves traditional french cuisine in a romantic setting. In the morning, you can enjoy breakfast on your private terrace or at the restaurant.
St. Bart has tropical climate with year-round temperatures in the 80s. Try
to avoid September and October - it rains more often during those months.
You can take a plane to St. Martin. From there, you can fly to St. Barths with a local carrier such as Air Caraibe, Winair, or St. Barth Commuter. Alternatively, one can take a boat from St. Martin. For help with getting there, contact the hotel at +59-0590-276181. Room rates start at Euro 505 in the fall; at Euro 780 in the winter (+59-0590-276181).
Photo: Isle de France
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