Saint Barthélemy, also known as St. Barths, was like stepping into a picturesque story-book town. The streets in Gustavia are well manicured with cool air streaming from stores filled with beautiful clothing and accessories. I instantly fell in love with the town.
The truth is, though, that by the time we got to St. Barths, I was not feeling too hot. Actually I probably looked like the first zombie in an apocalypse about to take over the island. After a couple of rocky nights on the boat and sailing all day, I was bug-bitten, had a cut-up foot, was losing the battle with my heat rash, and felt like I was rocking from heat stroke and the swells while sailing. I also probably had a wifi-deprived crazed look in my eyes as I had lost my phone a few days before, due to a beach-docking gone wrong (as I write this I am giggling since it was actually hilarious).
Regardless of all of that, I was excited to see St. Barths, so after a short trip to shore for a bite to eat and a well needed nights rest the next morning, we headed to shore to get a coffee and croissant and wander the town. Being a Sunday morning, not much was open, so it was fun to wander the streets when they were so quiet. We stopped by Tom's Juice Bar for a refreshing juice to start our day and then headed straight to a local bakery where my craving was satisfied for a cafe au last and mouth-watering croissant.
The next day we rented a car to explore the island. We headed to the wild side of the island and stopped at a local beach before heading to Nikki beach. After wandering the shops in St. Jean, we stopped in at Kiki-e Mo for margaritas before heading back to the boat. I would also highly recommend checking out Do Brazil at Shell beach. We popped in there one evening for drinks and the atmosphere and view were both amazing.
Below are a few snaps from our morning stroll, along with me practicing my best model poses... I may need to work on them a bit ;)