Baie de St-Jean
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Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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Perhaps it’s the brilliant aquamarine water or the glamorous sunbathers, but the Baie de St-Jean (or the Bay of St. Jean) could make you swear that you were basking on the French Riviera. This idyllic stretch is also a preferred spot for windsurfing or snorkeling (the reef-protected waters here are generally calm), and you'll find a few cute boutiques and bistros nearby for when you need a break from the water.

Some reviewers noted that it's also the most visited beach on the island, but grabbing a spot on the sand early will ensure you a prime people-watching position. It's also located right in front of St. Barts' small airport so you'll get an up-close view of the flights taking off and landing. Best of all, St-Jean is fairly easy to find. If St. Barts is shaped like an elbow, then imagine this beautiful beach located in the crook. Those looking for a more peaceful spot should look on the south side of Eden Rock, which separates the beach into two parts. 

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Unless you're staying at a hotel on the northwest side of the island you may never see this beach, but travelers looking for a quieter (and wider) stretch of sand than the one found at St. Jean should make the effort to check it out. Luckily, it's only about 3 miles north of

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