• Kitesurfing in the Grand Cul-de-Sac on St. Barts: This stretch of water is perfect for kitesurfing. It's a thrill to do, and a thrill to watch, as the billowing kites skim the clouds and the boards skate the glassy sea.
  • Beach-Hopping in St. Barts: Everyone does it, and they know how to do it. Grab a beach umbrella (your hotel can provide one for you) -- shade is hard to find on St. Bart's beaches -- towels, beach book, and delicious-smelling Ligne St. Barth coconut oil, and prepare for a day of luxuriating on some of the world's finest beaches.
  • Shopping in St. Barts: When it comes to shopping, St. Barts wins the prize hands-down for the best in the Caribbean -- it's Paris by the sea. And even better: It's duty and tax free. You can find stylish, high-quality clothing in even the most basic-looking shops. The pharmacies are shopping havens, where the famously exquisite French skincare lines and toiletries are a pleasure to browse. Even the grocery stores are a marvel, with imported French cheeses, pâtés, wine, and -- ooh-la-la! -- the French version of canned ravioli.

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