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August 9, 2014 at 04:10 PM

Sunset over Saint Barthelemy

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Sunset rainshower from the patio of the Christopher Hotel (click to enlarge)

We just got back from a week-long visit to the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy. Although I traveled with my big camera, I only took about a dozen photos. I'll share some of those shortly, but frankly you're better off reading my Instagram feed if you're curious about the trip.



WHERE WE STAYED

Hotel Taiwana: We stayed in the loft suite; very spacious and with its own pool: Hotel Taiwana

WHERE WE DINED

Casa Flamands: The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant at the Hotel Taiwana. It was ok; rather expensive: Casa Flamands
La Langouste: Casual outdoor dining in Flamands, famous for their spiny lobster: La Langouste (inside the Baie de Anges Hote)
Do Brazil: Beachside dining and fashion shows at Shell Beach near Gustavia: Do Brazil Restaurant
L'isola: Authentic Italian cuisine; one of the best 2 meals on the island: L'isola Ristorante Italiano
Sand Bar: Jean Georges' casual beachside restaurant at Eden Rock; good lunch in a great setting: Sand Bar at Eden Rock
Nikki Beach: St. Barth outpost of the chain of beachside nightclubs. Great setting, good drinks: Nikki Beach St. Barth
Maya's: One of the most popular locally-run restaurants; right on the water with great food: Maya's
La Casa de L'isle: Fine dining at the Hotel Isle de France; great food, though it was windy and sandy during our lunch: La Casa de L'Isle
Taino: The outdoor bar poolside/seaside at the Hotel Christopher; gorgeous setting for sunset (see photo above): Taino
L'Esprit: Outdoor dining near Saline; great food in a great setting; really good cocktails: Listing on Foursquare
Le Grain de Sel: Casual outdoor dining near Saline; Latin-style cuisine famous for avocado toast: Listing on Foursquare
Le Select: Very casual burger joint in downtown Gustavia; the original Cheeseburger in Paradise: Listing on Foursquare
Restaurant le Gaiac: Part of the Hotel Toiny, the other of 2 best meals on the island: Restaurant le Gaiac
L'isoletta: The casual pizzeria offshoot of L'isola; dont' skip it, the pizza is excellent and reasonable: Listing on Foursquare
Bonito: Hilltop dining overlooking Gustavia; terrific Caribbean and Latin cuisine; great cocktails: Bonito



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