The Collectivité and businesses of St. Barth have been busy getting ready to welcome you back!
You and I may not have been able to get to St. Barth, our very favorite place, but hold on just a little bit longer; I believe that I will have some very good news shortly.
So what will you find when you arrive?
The gas station across from the airport in St. Jean has a totally new look! The long lines we sometimes encounter may be non-existent or at least shorter in the high season. Tip: Visa and Mastercard are accepted at the pump 24/7. If you plan to pay with cash, you must go during opening hours. Remember that it is closed on Sundays, so if you are departing on a Sunday, please be sure to gas up your rental car on Saturday morning.
The Collectivité built a new attractive roundabout to ease the congestion by Eden Rock.
I do not have photos to show you, but workers are laying fiber optic cables over the entire island. (That does not mean that you HAVE to tell your boss that you are available to work during your well-deserved St. Barth vacation).
What’s new on the lunch scene?
Ti’Corail! That’s right, O’Corail has been closed since Hurricane Irma hit the island, and Odette has moved on to France. Under the same ownership, her brother, Turenne Laplace of Ouanalao Dive, rebuilt the restaurant and partnered with the chef, Yann Vinsot, a former chef at Cheval Blanc, to manage it. The Ti means small and so named because Turenne had to reduce the size. It’s a cute little place on the water in Grand Cul de Sac with a few tables and a small bar above the colorful water and some tables on the beach serving light lunches, snacks, and cocktails in a “food truck” concept with reasonable prices. The view and the breezes are delightful, but finding parking is a challenge. It is so popular that reservations are a must. As always, we happily make your dining reservations for you. (Closed Monday)
I know that many of you are anxious to return to paradise. Feel free to contact me to discuss your plans.