The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 who named it after his brother Bartolomeo. St. Barts was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is a department of France and therefore in the European Union. It was given to Sweden in 1784 but they returned it to France in 1877. In 1946, the people of the island became French citizens with full rights. So now, the language, cuisine and culture are French.
The climate is very comfortable with an average temperature of 25 °C and not much humidity. Sunshine is prominent almost all through the year, even during the rainy season. Summer, unfortunately also the rainy season, is from May to November
St Barts is also known for its fine dining.
"It’s the picture of perfection!"