Getting ready for a vacation to St Barts island? Before you go anywhere, head to stbartstalk.com to get the scoop on all you need to know. Visited regularly by locals, first timers, regulars, and even me, this is the place to get straight and frank advice on all things St Barts.
Started by “GregB,” in 2004, this forum has experienced a flurry of activity. GregB is a regular on the island, visiting several times a year, while spending the rest of his time in his hometown of Santa Barbara, CA. He made his first journey to St Barts Island in 2002 and, in his words, knew from the very moment he arrived “that it was possible to feel I was coming home to a place I had been, until then, only in my dreams.”
That really describes the feel of St Barts so very well; the moment you arrive, you feel as if you’re home.
GregB has found that this forum has enabled him to forge lasting friendships with many people he otherwise never would have met. His site also serves to provide endless bits of knowledge about the island. Whenever I know someone is headed for a first-time visit, I always point them to StBartsTalk to take a look at the “First Time Visitors” section. The website includes information on lodging, dining, activities, and lodging.
There are also forum discussions about the latest on the island, restaurant reviews/questions/experiences, and trip reports. You can ask a Wimco representative about options for accomodations or check in with a Tradewind Aviation agent about flights.
Today, one thread is talking about the opening of “Le Bistro – Cafe, Restaurant, Epicerie Fine on Gustavia harbor while another is a post from a current visitor that is staying in Gustavia, but is looking for somewhere quieter for an additional week. What’s so great about this is that you have an individual on the island and he’s likely going to get a villa for the next week, just by posting the question. So easy!
Poster “JeffM” announced that he and his wife will be hosting a get together at their place mid-trip this month and MissKitty let everyone know about the VanHalen tour that is currently making its way through North America. What you’ll find at StBartsTalk is anyone’s guess – that’s what makes it such a fantastic site!
Check it out when you get a chance; it’s well worth the look. Be warned though! You may find yourself lost for hours on this site – it’s easy to do when there’s so much to read about!