The winter season in St. Bart's has an irresistible appeal for travelers from around the world, and jetsetters and lovers of St. Bart's all congregate on the small island to enjoy the winter months in style.
With luxury yachts filling the harbor of Gustavia, the capital of St. Bart's, legendary parties and events taking place across the isle and warm climes luring travelers to escape the winter blues, adjectives from romantic to glamorous to simply out-of-this-world can only attempt to describe the allure of this sought-after destination.
The good news is that despite its huge popularity there is still availability at St. Barts’ outstanding and intimate hotels as well as its numerous world-class villas for those looking for a one-of-its-kind winter getaway.
The following highlights are on the calendar for the St. Bart's winter season this year:
St. Bart’s Music Festival, January 10-12: Features live music and dance performances of some of the world’s most prominent stars in classical music, opera, ballet, and jazz.
Saint Bart's Dental Association, January 16-20: This accredited continuing education program is a popular week-long lecture series in January headlined by world renowned doctors spanning all phases of dentistry. Dentists that have attended past conferences have returned to their practices re-energized, better equipped to deliver enhanced care to their patients, and armed with ideas for growing their practices.
Carnival, February 12-22: Carnival celebrations in St. Bart's begin the first Sunday in January after Epiphany, with small parades in the streets of Gustavia every Sunday afternoon. Various Carnival groups rehearse as they gear up for the big Mardi Gras event. This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 21, but the festivities begin as of February 12, with a parade for school children to get the party started.
St. Bart's Bucket Regata, March 22-25: Three days of regattas around Saint Bart's for a fleet of the largest, most prestigious sailing yachts.