Shopping in St. Barth
St. Barth is not an unmissable shopping paradise, but if you’re on the team of those who don’t come home without a new purchase, you can be excited! Gustavia, the island’s capital, concentrates much of the trade and is the ideal place to do some shopping – if you’re willing to open your wallet, of course. Don’t expect to find great deals; Euro prices in a luxury destination like this can scare the unsuspecting.
The highlight of the island is due to Gustavia’s galleries and street shops, which sell all kinds of products, from the most luxurious to the simplest souvenirs with the island’s name printed. Be sure to walk through the main streets in the center, which have famous stores like Cartier, Longchamp, Ralph Lauren and Roberto Cavalli.
Supermarkets and pharmacies, even though they are not refined places, can be interesting to do some shopping, due to the French products they sell. Pharmacies offer a wide range of beauty and cosmetic products, and sell brands like Vichy and La Roche-Posay, for example.
Gustavia is the capital and the busiest area of St. Barth. In this region are concentrated designer stores and local brands, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, pharmacies and other service providers that you may need during the trip. There are also the Ferry Terminal, the Port and anchored vessels.
Among the busiest streets in the place are Rue du Bord de Mer, Samuel Fahlberg, du Général de Gaulle, among others.
If shopping is your plan, Gustavia is the place to be. Be sure to walk around and see its galleries.