The Island of Saint Barthélemy — colloquially known as St. Barths — is located in the French West Indies, right near St. Martin and Anguilla. A veritable slice of heaven, it's well known for its exquisite beaches, delectable restaurants, insane shopping, and completely chill vibe.
About 8.5-square miles in size, the French island is basically the definition of paradise. Really, where else can you gorge on cheeseburgers (Jimmy Buffet sure shares our view), laze in clear Caribbean waters, drink rosé as if it's going out of style, shop like you're on Madison Avenue, and delight in some of the freshest seafood, ever? To get there, you do have to take a 15-minute puddle-jumper plane ride — that’s mildly unsettling, to say the least — but it's worth it. And once you land, it’s magical.
So, to make sure you hit up the best of the best, click through for the secret must-see spots and a little side of St. Barths you need to see to believe — it’s every last thing you could possibly dream of, and more.