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Comité du Tourisme de Saint-Barthélemy, St. Barts' official tourism agency, was founded in 2008 when the island became a French overseas collectivity in its own right (no longer a French commune under the administration of Guadeloupe). Its website is www.saintbarth-tourisme.com (or www.cttsb.org). In St. Barts, the tourist office is located in Gustavia adjacent to La Capitanerie (the Port Authority Headquarters) on the pier, quai du Général-de-Gaulle, Gustavia (tel. 590/27-87-27; www.cttsb.org).

On the island, pick up a copy of Ti Gourmet; this solid little guide is packed with invaluable information on absolutely everything. Online, the Insiders' Guide to St. Barthélemy (www.sbhonline.com) offers very instructive readers' forums and trip reports. The Web-only St. Barths Online (www.st-barths.com) offers details on arts, dining, shopping, and nightlife listings.

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The English-language Saint-Barth Weekly is an excellent resource for events and local gossip; you can also download the latest edition in a PDF file from the tourist office website. The bilingual Ti Gourmet Saint-Barth is a free pocket-size guidebook providing contact information, minireviews, and general prices of restaurants; pick one up almost anywhere.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.