St. Barts General Information

St. Barts Island Information

It wouldn't be too hard to confuse St. Barts island with the south of France: the people of St. Barts island are chic yet friendly, the scenery is divine, and St. Barts island restaurants rival the top-notch cuisine of just about anywhere in the world. Yet something sets St. Barts island apart from France itself, besides geography. It's that subtle essence of the Caribbean, a certain je ne sais quoi pervading all aspects of life here. Underlying the sophistication of St. Bart island is a spirit buoyed by endless sun and gentle surf, and it brings tourists back here time after time.

The following practical information should be useful for any trip to St. Barts island:

St. Barts Island Currency:
Legal tender here is officially the Euro, though French Francs and US Dollars are widely accepted.

St. Barts Island Entry Requirements:
Passport requirements: Entry requirements vary for each destination, it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. July 1, 2005 a valid passport is required for travel to St. Barts. January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.

St. Barts Island Driving:
Driving on St. Barts island is on the right hand side of the road.

Voltage on St. Barts Island:
220 AC, 60 cycles, as in Europe. Outlets accept plugs with two round prongs.

St. Barts Island Time Zone:
St. Barts island falls under Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Language on St. Barts Island:
French is the official language of St. Barts island, but most residents speak at least some English. Creole is also used in some places.

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