21 February 2015
 Gustavia, St. Barts: Once More Into the Beach

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises 

We are once again returned to Gustavia, the lovely capital of the tres chic island of St. Barts.

This is probably the most sophisticated and attractive small island of the Caribbean.  We have been here twice already this season;  sometime has to do it.

Today we went for a leisurely stroll in the morning light.

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A bit of old Gustavia,  hidden in plain sight just part the Cartier, Hermes, and Versace shops

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Some high-end shops, not at all hidden

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An airplane descends for a landing at the infamous airport of St. Barts: usually carrying 19 frightened passengers and one terrified pilot. 

The previous two times this season we were here for the beach,  and then for the strange post-Carnival ceremonial immolation of Vaval.

You can read about those visits in previous posts: http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2926    and  http://blog.sandlerbooks.com/?p=2718

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