Video: Confessions of St Barts Insider

Not only is Saint Barthélemy (a.k.a. St Barts or St Barths) a beautiful French island where celebrities jump from yachts to luxury stores, and stunning beaches. It is also the best place for gay-friendly Caribbean vacations.

My name is Thibault and I now live in St Barts, after having visited it regularly for more than 20 years. As a gay man living on the island, I share with you my tips on this Insider’s Guide to St Barths: How to get here, what to visit, where to eat, where to see and be seen, where the nudist and gay beaches are, what hotels and villas to book, how gay couples can get married in St Barts, etc.

Have a great stay on my island. Get my free guide to find out how to contact me easily.


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Gay-Friendly by Nature

Few Caribbean islands welcome gay people so openly. If gay celebrities like Calvin Klein, Ricky Martin, or Marc Jacobs feel so at ease here, it’s because locals do not really care about your private life. Same-sex weddings are legal, 2 guys having a romantic dinner is something ordinary. I tell you in the guide why you will feel very welcome in St Barts.

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The Gay Scene

In St Barts, you will see gay couples driving around in convertible Minis, all-nude sunbathing on Saline beach, and partying at Le Ti St Barth.
Most visitors rent a villa, so be ready to get an invitation to attend a pool party. In this guide, I tell you where gays hang out, what the coolest parties are, what dating here is like here, and much more.

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All About The Island

The guide gives you a complete overview of what St Barts is like: The beaches, the island neighborhoods, my favorite gourmet restaurants, and night bars, as well as secret hikes to beautiful spots. I also tell you about all the hotels, resorts, and villa rental companies. You also get info on how to get to St Barts from the US.

"St Barts has been attracting discerning gay travelers for decades. Some come here to relax incognito in their villa, others to party hard at Nikki Beach. Pick your style and just be yourself."
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Thibault Masson


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Thank you for getting my St Barts guide, I hope that it’s going to help you decide on coming to St Barts and have a great time on my wonderful little island.

This guide started out as a long email that I used to send you to my friends who were coming to St Barts. Then, it got longer and longer, and I turned it into a 100-page PDF. I am now happy to share it with all gay visitors coming to the island. My goal is to show how gay-friendly St Barts is.

Local people do not really care about who you live with, so relax, smile, and enjoy the gourmet restaurants and the nice cocktails.

In St Barts, I own and rent out 2 wonderful villas with stunning sea views: BelAmour, a romantic designer villa for 2, and Domingue, a great home to share with a group of up to 8 friends. Get my free guide to find out how to contact me easily.

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Is St Barts safe for gay and LGBTQ travelers? Yes, it is. I look forward to welcoming you to St Barths. See you at Salines Beach!

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