AirStMaarten Recommended Caribbean Destinations
… other than St. Barths.
For the majority of our repeat customers, St. Barths is the most gorgeous island in the northeastern Caribbean region, if not in the whole of the Caribbean. But as the premier shared charter provider, we here at AirStMaarten can’t help but admit that there are other islands in the Caribbean besides St. Barths worth recommending.
While on your flight to St. Maarten and onward to St. Barths, you may notice that there are some other islands out there that are also within flying distance from St. Maarten, such as Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, Nevis and St. Kitts.
While nothing can compare to that exotic island of St. Barths in terms of picturesque beaches, fantastic sailing and great restaurant options, you may still want to discover more of what the Caribbean region has to offer.
Anguilla is a very flat and quiet island with limited views in terms of landscapes and scenery. However, the island has great pristine beaches and it is home to some of the world’s leading boutique resorts that have merged perfectly with the tranquil atmosphere of the island.
Nevis has always been a favorite and many people choose to pair it with a trip to St. Kitts at the same time. Nevis is one of the smaller islands and there is a lot of golfing and boating to be done. However, this area has recently started to become more popular with tourists as the international airport in St. Kitts has been recently upgraded with a general aviation section for private jets.
St. John’s is one of those other attractive island options and is part of the US Virgin Islands. There are various restaurants to explore, many of which are waterside and offer docking for boats.
Bequia, one of the Grenadines in the island group of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, is yet another island that you may wish to explore. The sunset are colors that you may not see anywhere else, though finding a place to stay can be difficult as well as expensive.
Mustique, another Grenadines island, may be the best island that is comparable to St. Barths, however Mustique does have a lot of villas and only one small hotel. Many of the villas have their own chef and that’s a good thing because the island itself only has two restaurants.
There is also Staniel Cay, which is a line of tiny islands in the Bahamas. It is more tranquil and serene than Nassau and will allow you to get the much needed rest that you may be searching for.
Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are attractive destinations as well. Bonaire offers great diving and Curacao has the added benefit of being the home of the Blue liquor that is named after the island. Aruba is famous for its perpetual summer weather.
There are countless islands, large and small, in the Caribbean. You have to decide what factors are the most important to you. Once you have been to St. Barths however, it may spoil you for anywhere else, not only in the Caribbean, but for the rest of the world as well. Nonetheless, it can be fun to explore more of the islands to have a reference point of comparison.