St. Barts Land Sports and Water Sports
St. Barthélemy (St. Barts, St. Barth) offers a wide variety of sporting activities including volleyball, fencing, squash, archery, yoga and martial arts. The size and topography of St. Barth make a golf course impossible but tennis enthusiasts can make reservations at various courts on the island.
Hiking is a popular activity in St. Barts with trails from Flamands to Colombier and from Marigot to Vitet. The local Tourist Office can provide travelers with maps and suggestions. Horseback riding is another possibility, with two hour excursions available mornings and afternoons.
Several St. Barts fitness centers offer daily or weekly rates for visitors, and numerous day spas are available to pamper guests after a day of sun and activity.
St. Barts is a wonderland for water sports enthusiasts. The beaches of St. Jean and Lorient offer some of the calmest waters for children and swimming. Body surfers may prefer the waves of Anse des Cayes, Saline or Flamands. Gentle winds can make Sunfish sailing especially pleasant on the waters of St. Jean, Grand Cul-de-Sac, Public and Colombier.
The windsurfing conditions are often ideal at Grand Cul-de-Sac, St. Jean and Lorient. For board surfers, Pointe Milou (near the Hotel Christopher), Toiny and Anse des Lézards may provide excellent conditions.
St. Barts scuba diving lessons, equipment and trips are offered by services in Gustavia and St. Jean. Snorkeling opportunities abound, with gear available at various shops around the island. Water-skiing and jet skis are available, along with the amazing new "flyboard" sport. Jet skis are required to keep away from the beaches for safety and noise considerations.
The seemingly endless list of other St. Barths water sports opportunities includes kayaking, kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and wake boarding. Visitors can even can don a helmet with an air line and take a walk underwater!
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