Welcome Back, Folks! St. Barth Now Open for Tourists
The French Caribbean island of St Barth officially began welcoming back visitors to the island on Monday, Caribbean Journal reports.
The reopening of the luxury hotspot comes with a number of health and safety measures, most notably the requirement that all travelers present a COVID-negative RT-PCR (swab) test performed within three days prior to arrival in St Barth.
If visitors cannot arrange a test, they must be tested within 24 hours of arrival, with a “strict quarantine” in their villa or hotel room until test results are known.
Many of the island’s signature villas from companies like WIMCO and St Barth Properties are open and accepting visitors, and more hotels continue to open, including the ultra-luxe Hotel Le Toiny, St Jean’s Les Ilets de la Plage and Pearl Beach.
And the island’s beaches, eateries, bars and lounges are open again, including the signature Rhum Room in Gustavia. The Manapany hotel in Anse des Cayes will open in July.
A number of other hotels like Le Barthelemy, Barriere Le Carl Gustaf and others will be reopening in October, however. While the Eden Rock St Barths is not yet open, it has reopened its famous beach club and its pool of villas.