Gustavia Vacation Rentals Lodging - self Catering Villas and Apartments to Rent, Holiday Homes in Gustavia

Gustavia is the capital of St Barths and sits on the hugely popular and exclusive white silky sand shores on the western coast of this elegant French West Indies island .

The lively port area of Gustavia offers an unforgettable vacation and is the perfect destination for a family holiday, an escape with friends, or a romantic getaway.

The capital is bustling with life with the busy port and many designer boutiques attracting tourists from all over the island. During the evenings, there is a wide selection of cafes, cocktail bars such as Carl Gustav and fabulous restaurants to choose from including the popular Ti St Barths and L'Esprit.

This hot spot is also home to some gorgeous beachfront property where you can rent a villa or apartment - Gustavia will keep you coming back year after year.

Top things to see and do
Kalinas & Tainos pearl museum
Indulge at one of the top restaurants
Take a boat tour around the island
Scuba diving
Watersports - sailing, wind & kite surfing
Day trip to the Dutch island of St Maarten
Yellow submarine tour
Hire a 4X4 and tour the island
Lunch at Niki Beach
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Shell Beach

St Barts has magnificent beaches including Shell Beach which is a short walk from Gustavia. It is stunning but wear beach shoes because as the name suggests, the sand is covered in shells! The sea is shallow, gentle and teeming with tropical fish - perfect for swimming, snorkeling, sailing and diving.

After a day on the beach or sight seeing, the ideal way to end the day is to return to your own condo or villa rental, light up the BBQ, watch the sun go down and dine under the stars.

Featured Gustavia villas & apartments

Gustavia Vacation Rentals

Like most places in St Barts, the lodging options in and around the red-roofed capital town of Gustavia cater for all budgets and tastes from luxury beach front front villas looking on to the warm Caribbean waters to downtown apartments.

gustavia villas, vacation rentals

Experience the very best of Gustavia by staying in a private vacation rental. Self catering Gustavia villas and apartments are very popuar with families and groups as they provide flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

Wake up in your spacious Gustavia villa or apartment to breathtaking views of the gentle coral reef protected waters of the French West Indies, before heading off to the uncrowded world class beaches to relax or do some watersports.

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Similar to many Caribbean islands, St Barts has a tropical climate. The temperature ranges from 80°F during the winter to 86°F in the summer, with highs of 90°F in July and August. The sea temperature can reach as high as 84°F during the summer which is great for swimming and diving.

St Barth has two seasons known as “Carême” and “Hivernage.” Carême runs from 1st December until 30th May, when the air is cool and the temperatures are slightly lower and corresponds to the peak vacation time. Hivernage runs from 1st June to the 30th November and is hotter and more humid with the height of the hurricane season in september and October.

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Festivals and Events

The people of St Barts like their festivals so if you are fortunate enough to be on the island, there is a high probability that a carnival or sporting event will be on at the same time. Some of the more popular being...

St Barts Musical Festival Jan 12
West Indies Regatta May 1
Bastille Day July 14th
Gustavia fete Mid August
Fête de la St Barthélemy Mid August

Our view on Gustavia

Gustavia is a stunning location for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. Blessed with lovely beaches, fantastic shops and where the evenings can be spent relaxing at your villa or enjoying the capital's lively nightlife.