Caribbean Snapshots: St. Jean Bay, St. Barts


St. Jean, aka Baie de St. Jean, is the Caribbean equivalent of France’s Cote d’Azur. In season, the bronzed, beautiful and famous flock to the dazzling white crescent of sand that rings St. Bart’s most scenic bay.

Headlands and a fringing reef provide calm, clear water for swimming, snorkeling and windsurfing, while the shore is lined with trendy boutiques, posh villas and casual-chic beachside bistros. Sitting at the center of the strand is the Eden Rock Hotel, which perches on a rock outcropping, basking in the fresh trade winds and providing stunning waterfront views from every room.