What is the best way to see St. Barts in one day?

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Hayley Bosch

Those site-seeing in the Leeward Islands could easily see the tiny island of St. Barts in one day, but we bet you’ll want to stay longer. Start your morning with a delicious crêpe, sweet or savory, at La Crêperie. Located at the top of a hill in Gustavia, this little eatery will satisfy your French food cravings. You can order freshly made crêpes filled with everything from Nutella to fried eggs with ham and Swiss.

Once you’ve got your energy for the morning, head back to the harbor for some of the best shopping in the Caribbean. The charming streets are lined with duty-free designer stores flaunting names like Eres, Cartier and Hermès. Men should stop in at French label Vilebrequin for colorful retro-chic swimsuits. You’ll also find unique jewelry stores selling everything from Tahitian black pearl lanyards at Bijoux de la Mer, to shagreen bracelets made from stingray hide at Sea Memory.

After shopping, head to Tamarin on the road to Saline Beach and enjoy lunch in the gorgeous tropical garden — it’s got water lily and koi gardens woven around a 100-year-old Tamarind tree. Next, head to Grand Saline’s arc of paradise for a beach walk and a swim.

After the beach, make stop at Santa Fe in the Lurin Hills for a “ti punch” (St. Bart’s favorite rum drink) and watch the sun set.

After relaxing for an hour or two at your hotel, head into Gustavia for the evening. Tour the mega-yachts in the harbor before dining at one of the world-class restaurants. After dinner, get a sense of the island’s fabled nightlife first at Bagatelle’s harborside bar scene. After midnight, join the beautiful people at Le Yacht Club, the island’s hottest nightclub.

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