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Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃baʁtelemi]), officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy), called Ouanalao by the indigenous people, is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies. Often abbreviated to St-Barth in French, and St. Barths or St. Barts in English, the island lies about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of St. Martin and north of St. Kitts. Puerto Rico is 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the west in the Greater Antilles.

Saint Barthélemy was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas region and department of France. In 2003, the island voted in favour of secession from Guadeloupe in order to form a separate overseas collectivity (COM) of France. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint Martin, Guadeloupe (200 kilometres (120 mi) southeast), and Martinique.

Saint Barthélemy, a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi) and a population of 9,279 (Jan. 2013 census). Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbour to the island. It is the only Caribbean island which was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time; Guadeloupe was under Swedish rule only briefly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Symbolism from the Swedish national arms, the Three Crowns, still appears in the island's coat of arms. The language, cuisine, and culture, however, are distinctly French. The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season, especially for the rich and famous during the Christmas and new year period.

Saint-Barthélemy (St. Barth's) Street Map with Index, Hiking Trails and Diving Sites

Kasprowski Publisher

This first and only complete road and street map with a street index of St. Barth's (Scale 1 : 10 000) renders all the island's known roads and streets with their names - current names in French, historical names in Swedish - and locates hiking trails. *** The map is sold folded, measuring 4 7/8" x 8 7/8" ( 12.5 cm x 22.5 cm ), and is designed for easy opening and refolding. Its full unfolded format is 26 3/8" x 38 1/2" ( 67 x 98 cm ).

Saint Barthélemy, Cinderella of the Caribbean (Memories of the Years 1979 and 1980)

Lawrence Bohme

After five years of drifting from one Caribbean country to the other with his arts-and-crafts workshop, Lawrence comes to the pristine French island of Saint Barthélemy, affectionately known by its natives and visitors as Saint Barth, in the year 1979. He sets up his "cottage industry", producing custom-made sandals and pen-and-ink postcards, in the harbour of Gustavia, the tiny capital city. There, he observes the comings and goings of eccentric visitors and residents and the anachronistic ways of the islanders descended from French peasants, travelling also to the neighbouring islands of Saint Martin and Saint Croix and others in the chain to create a collection of his drawings for each. Lawrence's memories are not only nostalgic and loving though - he sharply and even satirically depicts the follies and foibles of the people he met, both the French-born "métros" (mainlanders) and "les Saint Barth", as the natives call themselves. Richly illustrated with Lawrence's postcards and black-and-white photographs, this is, he insists, "not a travel book but a book about a man who travelled because because he refused to belong to any one part of the world. With time the world itself became his home, and being a native he says of it what he pleases."This little book about Saint Barth is in fact a chapter taken from Vol. 12 of Lawrence's autobiography, which you can find under the heading, "Return to Civilization - The Story of a Very Long Youth", published on Amazon ebooks under his pen name.

Saint-Barthélemy (French Edition)

Collectif Ulysse

Le chapitre Saint-Barthélemy du guide Ulysse Explorez les Caraïbes présente Saint-Barthélemy avec ses principaux attraits tels que Gustavia, le Musée territorial de Saint-Barthélemy, la Maison Dinzey et le Fort Gustave, la côte nord avec la baie de Saint-Jean l’Anse Lorient et l’Anse du Grand Cul-de-Sac, la côte sud avec l’Anse Toiny, l’Anse de Grande Saline et l’Anse du Gouverneur, le nord-ouest avec Corossol et son anse, Colombier et sa plage, en plus de l’Anse des Flamands et de l’Anse des Cayes, un choix de bons restaurants (Case de l’Isle à l’Anse des Flamands, Vietnam et Wall House à Gustavia), ou encore le logement, des petits hôtels aux condos de location, ainsi que les meilleures boutiques (centres commerciaux de Saint-Jean, ou dans la rue de la République à Gustavia). De splendides photographies en couleurs illustrent le texte, aussi agréable à consulter qu’ultra-pratique grâce à sa structure facile à comprendre en un clin d’œil : l’outil idéal pour planifier un voyage et tirer le maximum d’un séjour à Saint-Barthélemy. Carte détaillée de l’île avec localisation des principaux attraits et système d’étoiles pour repérer les incontournables.

Saint Barthelemy Travel Journal, Pop. 7,332 + Me

Dragon Dragon Travel Journals

There is always room for you in Saint Barthelemy!

Here’s the Dragon Dragon Travel Journal deal.

You wander the world having adventures, and such. Dragon Dragon provides you with 200 pages to document your travels, discoveries and insights. That’s it. Simple. Beautiful. True.

To help keep things organized, we’ve given each journal a unique continent, country or city name.

Wherever you go in this life, a Dragon Dragon Travel Journal can help make the going better and the remembering easier!

The Saint Barthelemy Travel Journal

Younghusband World Travel Journals

"I don't always design travel journals, but when I do they are the kind of travel journals that people throw parades for." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

THE SAINT BARTHELEMY TRAVEL JOURNAL has been carefully crafted by the legendary nomad Cormac Younghusband to help make your trip unforgettable, fun and organized—with plenty of room to help spur spontaneity and document new discoveries. Hey, if you're going to SAINT BARTS, you'll need a journal like this!

This journal can help you plan, live out and record every stage of your journey to Saint Barthelemy—from pre-trip, to getting there, to being there, to getting home, and afterwards.

"Saint Barthelemy food is among the world's finest. They do this thing with the thing!" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

The first part of the journal is for PRE-TRIP PLANNING and contains sections for important information, a page to write about what inspired you to make the trip, a page to write about the who, where, what, when, how of the journey, a page to make note of your travel companions, a number of pages to organize your travel research.* Plus, you will find sections for drafting an itinerary and keeping a journey to-do checklist.

The second part of the journal deals with GETTING THERE, containing sections to describe getting there and arriving.

The third part of the journal is all about BEING THERE. There are sections for: tracking the stuff you buy and for your daily adventures there are 50 two-page daily records to keep notes on: day #, date, weather, places visited, what happened today + thoughts on what happened, the highlight of the day and extensive notes (with a handy reminder list of things to write about). Because there are about 7,332 people in Saint Barthelemy, there's also a section to record the names and contact info of the people you meet along the way.

The fourth part of the journal is for GETTING HOME, that fateful day you depart and the days that follow. There are sections for describing your departure, for making your own top 10 highlights lists, a country radar to help you create a signature review of the country, and an afterwards where you can sum up the meaning of your trip.

When a trip is over, Cormac Younghusband recommends you start planning your NEXT TRIP. To help, there is a section where you can make a travel wish list.

Also included is a COUNTRY BRIEF to give you important info on the destination and a MAP to give you an idea of the lay of the land. Plus, at the back of the book there are sections for: generic packing ideas, measures and conversions, and pages for notes, sketches, maps and such

"Find a place in the world you haven't been, and go there. Keep on trucking, my friends" - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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"Why visit Saint Barthelemy? Because, it's there." - Cormac Younghusband, The World's Most Legendary Nomad

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WHEREVER YOU'RE GOING, YOUNGHUSBAND WORLD TRAVEL JOURNALS HAS THE PERFECT JOURNAL FOR YOU.

Saint-Barthélemy - Escale de croisière (French Edition)

Collectif Ulysse

Saint-Barthélemy - Escale de croisière est un mini-guide numérique, extrait du guide Ulysse Croisières dans les Caraïbes. C'est l’outil idéal pour une brève visite de cette île des Antilles françaises. Il indique quoi faire et quoi voir, donne quelques adresses de bonnes tables et présente les spécialités culinaires locales à essayer. On y trouve également une carte détaillée ainsi qu’une présentation géographique et historique.

Paradise Found: The people, restaurants and recipes of St. Barthélemy

Robert Brooks

The Ultimate Guide to the Tables of St. Barthélemy -- Paradise Found tells the stories of eighteen of the most popular restaurants on the island and, in the process, gives you an insider look into St. Barthélemy, its people and the fantastic culinary scene for which the island is justly renowned.

Paradise Found is the ideal resource for any first-time visitor who wants to truly feel like part of the island experience before even setting foot on St. Barthélemy. You'll learn about the island, its history and read the stories of the very same chefs and restaurant owners that you'll have the opportunity to meet in person when you finally arrive on this tiny island in the French West Indies.

For the long-time traveler to St. Barths, Paradise Found captures the beauty of the island and its wonderful restaurants. With over 70 recipes from the kitchens of the islands best restaurants and over 140 full color photographs, Paradise Found is the perfect way to retain and recreate the magic of a trip to St. Barths at home.

Frommer's Portable St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla & St. Barts

Jordan S. Simon

Put the Best of St. Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla & St. Barts in Your Pocket Insider tips on having the best island experiences, from finding idyllic beaches to zip-lining through virgin rainforest. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions. The best hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid reviews.

Frommer's. The best trips start here.

Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.

And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices.

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Exercise normal security precautions

The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The purpose of this Travel Advice is to provide up-to-date information to enable you to make well-informed decisions.

Crime

Petty theft occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.

Transportation

Roads are narrow and congested.

Consult our Transportation Safety page in order to verify if national airlines meet safety standards.

Health

Related Travel Health Notices
Consult a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic preferably six weeks before you travel.
Vaccines

Routine Vaccines

Be sure that your routine vaccines are up-to-date regardless of your travel destination.

Vaccines to Consider

You may be at risk for these vaccine-preventable diseases while travelling in this country. Talk to your travel health provider about which ones are right for you.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a disease of the liver spread by contaminated food or water. All those travelling to regions with a risk of hepatitis A infection should get vaccinated.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver spread through blood or other bodily fluids. Travellers who may be exposed (e.g., through sexual contact, medical treatment or occupational exposure) should get vaccinated.

Influenza

Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person when they cough or sneeze or through personal contact with unwashed hands. Get the flu shot.

Measles

Measles occurs worldwide but is a common disease in developing countries, particularly in parts of Africa and Asia. Measles is a highly contagious disease. Be sure your vaccination against measles is up-to-date regardless of the travel destination.
 

Typhoid

Typhoid is a bacterial infection spread by contaminated food or water. Risk is higher among travellers going to rural areas, visiting friends and relatives, or with weakened immune systems. Travellers visiting regions with typhoid risk, especially those exposed to places with poor sanitation should consider getting vaccinated.

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a disease caused by the bite of an infected mosquito.

Travellers get vaccinated either because it is required to enter a country or because it is recommended for their protection.

* It is important to note that country entry requirements may not reflect your risk of yellow fever at your destination. It is recommended that you contact the nearest diplomatic or consular office of the destination(s) you will be visiting to verify any additional entry requirements.
Risk
  • There is no risk of yellow fever in this country.
Country Entry Requirement*
  • Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from a country where yellow fever occurs.
Recommendation
  • Vaccination is not recommended.
  • Discuss travel plans, activities, and destinations with a health care provider.
Food/Water

Food and Water-borne Diseases

Travellers to any destination in the world can develop travellers' diarrhea from consuming contaminated water or food.

In some areas in the Caribbean, food and water can also carry diseases like cholera, hepatitis A, schistosomiasis and typhoid. Practise safe food and water precautions while travelling in the Caribbean. Remember: Boil it, cook it, peel it, or leave it!


Insects

Insects and Illness

In some areas in the Caribbean, certain insects carry and spread diseases like chikungunya, dengue fever, malaria and West Nile virus.

Travellers are advised to take precautions against bites.

Dengue fever
  • Dengue fever occurs in this country. Dengue fever is a viral disease that can cause severe flu-like symptoms. In some cases it leads to dengue haemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal.  
  • Mosquitoes carrying dengue bite during the daytime. They breed in standing water and are often found in urban areas.
  • Protect yourself from mosquito bites. There is no vaccine available for dengue fever.

Malaria

Malaria

There is no risk of malaria in this country.


Animals

Animals and Illness

Travellers are cautioned to avoid contact with animals, including dogs, monkeys, snakes, rodents, birds, and bats. Some infections found in some areas in the Caribbean, like rabies, can be shared between humans and animals.


Person-to-Person

Person-to-Person Infections

Crowded conditions can increase your risk of certain illnesses. Remember to wash your hands often and practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette to avoid colds, the flu and other illnesses.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV are spread through blood and bodily fluids; practise safer sex.


Medical services and facilities

Medical services and facilities

For the latest Travel Health Notices and information on vaccinations, outbreaks and diseases, consult the website of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The Agency strongly recommends that you consult with a travel medicine clinic or health care provider preferably six weeks before departure.

The Agency publishes travel health advice for Saint Barthélémy.

Medical services

Good-quality medical services are available.

Keep in Mind...

The decision to travel is the sole responsibility of the traveller. The traveller is also responsible for his or her own personal safety.

Be prepared. Do not expect medical services to be the same as in Canada. Pack a travel health kit, especially if you will be travelling away from major city centres.

You are subject to local laws. Consult our Arrest and Detention FAQ for more information.

Canada and France are signatories to the European Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. This enables a Canadian imprisoned in France to request a transfer to a Canadian prison to complete a sentence. The transfer requires the agreement of both Canadian and French authorities.

Dual citizenship

Although France recognizes dual citizenship, dual citizens are considered French citizens and are subject to French laws. Consult our publication entitled Dual Citizenship: What You Need to Know for more information.

Driving laws

You may use a Canadian driver’s license to drive in Saint Barthélémy.

Money

The currency in Saint Barthélémy is the euro (EUR).

Climate

The hurricane season extends from June to the end of November. The National Hurricane Center provides additional information on weather conditions. Stay informed of regional weather forecasts, and follow the advice and instructions of local authorities.