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This volcanic island is completely encircled by shallow reefs. Here you will find a blue cat and will experience the island’s incredible biodiversity, with 183 different species of fish, 54 varieties of coral, and 60 types of sea sponges. The island also has hundreds of unexpected residents – goats, who roam the shoreline.
While this island’s official language is French, many street signs here are in Swedish, reminders of the island’s time under Swedish rule. Interestingly, you’ll find aluminum cans hanging from hooks at nearly every beach. These unique contraptions are simply meant as ashtrays to protect the island’s beaches. Here you’ll also find one of the shortest runways in the world. You have to fly over a relatively large hill to land over the beach on a very short runway. Wind gusts can be quite strong, creating turbulence during landing.
Where in the World is This Destination?
Saint-Barthélemy (St. Barts in English and often abbreviated as Saint-Barth in French)
St. Barts is a Caribbean island located 22 miles southeast of St. Maarten (40 minute ferry), 39 miles north of St. Kitts, and 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. Christopher Columbus discovered this shallow reef island in 1493 and named it after his brother, Bartolomeo. Today there are 10,000 year round residents and St. Barts remains quaint, with no building on the island allowed to be taller than two stories. During your Caribbean cruise you’ll enjoy delicious French cuisine, beautiful beaches and great diving and snorkeling spots