All informations to locate the island of Saint Barthelemy.
Situated between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where the North Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, St Barts belongs to the North part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago.
It is a French overseas collectivity, located 230km (145mi) northwest of the island of Guadeloupe, and 25km (16mi) east of the island of St Marteen. St Barth is only 700km (435mi) west from Miami, FL (USA) and 6500km (4000mi) east from France (EUR). It’s a small mountainous hilly island mostly made of volcanic rocks, of 21km2 (8 mi2), 24km2 (9.2 mi2) including its islets.
The main island, “Saint-Barthélemy”, is surrounded by numerous small islets:
– La Tortue
– Le Boulanger
– Les Grenadins
– Pain de Sucre
– Toc Vers
Gustavia, the main city and the capital, is on the occidental coast and is built around the Gustavia harbor, a natural cove opening onto the Gustavia Bay.
This small island is a quiet little paradise, with numerous snorkeling, diving areas and surf spots. It is a haven of peace and serenity, located in what the locals call the French West Indies, easily accessible by boat from St Martin (1h30) or by plane. Now that you know where is St Barts island, get ready for one of the most impressive and astonishing landing strips in the world!