St. Barts (Caribbean)

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Celebrity-worthy Reflections: The azure waters off St. Bart

Sexy is an understatement for this sun-kissed speck of an island that seems like a pseudo-extension of the French Riviera. This playground of the rich and famous draws heavily from the New York jet-set and is as relaxing as NYC is taxing. Billionaires George Soros and Ronald Perelman set the tone, arriving by mega-yachts that jam the harbor. Princess Di hung out at fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier's private villa, and so can you. Wimco specializes in luxe villa and hotel property rentals in the Caribbean and Europe, and has an exhaustive villa selection with rates that start at $2,000 a week. If you prefer a hotel, choose stylish Hotel St. Barth Isle de France (+590.590.27.61.81) and request a room overlooking the glorious beach and azure ocean (Beach Junior Suite #1 is recommended). When models and movie mavens sneak in for breaks, they dine alfresco at Maya's (+590.590.27.68.91).

Published: 3 May 2005 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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