Saint Barthélemy, or St. Barths, is an elegant and, let’s be honest, pricey island. It oozes style, with great bars, gourmet dining and luxury resorts. The vibe is as much Riviera as Caribbean, and the combo is irresistible.

And if that’s not enough, the island, though small, is beautiful. There are fabulous beaches and it’s the perfect island to drive around. It can get quite crowded in season, and there is no such thing as a cheap evening out (or anything else, come to that), but St. Barths is a special place.

Photo: St. Jean beach is lined with stylish restaurants and bars.

IC 2021