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Take a small ship cruise to Gustavia, on this cruise you can visit the greater St. Barths, anywhere else in the Caribbean, or combine your tour with a trip to Puerto Rico! The highlights of Gustavia include gorgeous beaches, Fort Gustav for some history, the Quai de la Republique: where you can shop for local goods and fake name brands like Gucci, shopping, serene relaxation during the day, or have fun with the nightlife at Le Select or the Yacht Club where you're extremely likely to see celebrities as they frequently visit this town for the nightlife. Consider cruising on a small ship cruise for your Caribbean trip to be able to access smaller reefs, beaches and have superior attention with a higher crew to passenger ratio. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal trip today!
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The Best Time to visit Gustavia

Between mid-late November and March is widely considered the best time to visit Gustavia and the greater St. Barts because this is winter in many parts of the world but it's warm, sunny, and beautiful on the island. The downside of traveling during this time of year is activities and hotels will be more expensive and will fill up quickly so it's highly recommended that you plan your trip at least six months in advance. 

Between April and June is also an excellent time to visit Gustavia because the weather is still sunny and warm but it can be occasionally interrupted by short storms. The benefits of traveling during this season though are there are much fewer crowds, lodgings will be cheaper, and activities will be less expensive as well. Also, although it's recommended you book at least three months in advance for the best hotel and flight rates; you can get away with not doing that.

July and August offer the best prices for activities and lodgings but this is the beginning of the hurricane season which means if you can find a hotel that's open during these months, you'll get an extremely large discount. Although this marks the beginning of hurricane season the rains aren't terrible and you'll still be able to enjoy quite a few sunny days on the beach or walking around the city.

Between September and early November is the worst time to visit Gustavia and the greater St. Barts because this is the peak of hurricane season and it's extremely unlikely you'll even be able to find a hotel at this time. There are constant rains and threats of hurricanes until mid-November, at which point tourists begin to start visiting again. If you do find a hotel during this time the prices will be extremely low and there will be almost no crowds in the city.

Gustavia FAQ

What country is Gustavia in?
Saint Barthelemy.

What language do they primarily speak in Gustavia?
French is the official language of Gustavia and the greater St. Barts, but English is widely spoken and some locals speak Creole.

What currency do they use in Gustavia?
The official currency is the Euro but the Dollar is also accepted in many places.

What power plug do they use in Gustavia?
The sockets are type E 220 Volt and 60 Hz.

Is Gustavia safe?
Gustavia is incredibly safe: the crime rates are very low.

What is Gustavia known for?
Having celebrities from around the world enjoy the nightlife, beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques, and fantastic cuisine.

Can you drink the water in Gustavia?
Yes, the water is safe to drink.

What is the drinking age in Gustavia?
The legal drinking age is 18.

Do you need a passport and visa to visit Gustavia and the greater St. Barts?
You do need a passport to visit but if you're staying less than or equal to 30 days you do not need a visa.

Should I protect myself with travel insurance?
You should definitely purchase travel insurance: especially if you choose to travel during hurricane season. Adventure Life makes it easy through TravelGuard on our Once You're Booked page.

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