Day Trip


Food, Wine, and the High Seas: A Gourmet Sailing Adventure

It was a sunny yet breezy morning when my friend and I boarded one of the two catamarans from Pyratz Gourmet Sailing. This was my second adventure with this charter company, but my first time sailing to the neighboring island of Anguilla with them. The excitement to sail with Pyratz again was definitely in the air, but I was also a bit uneasy. It was an untypical windy day, and wind means choppy waters, especially in the channel between St. Maarten and Anguilla. And I am the queen of motion sickness, who in her rush to make it to the boat on time, forgot to pack her seasickness tablets. Oops! This was definitely going to be an interesting day.

An Island Girl’s Guide to Gustavia, capital of St. Barth for the day

Shell Beach, St. Barth

Oh La La, St. Barth, playground of the rich and famous.

This beautiful French island lies in close proximity to St. Maarten, making it an ideal destination for a day trip. With the demand for St. Barth being quite high, especially around Christmas and New Year, there are several ferries leaving daily from different parts of St. Maarten. The reasons for visiting for the day are mostly the same; the ever so popular Plage de St. Jean, home to the infamous Nikki Beach, celebrity spotting and not to forget shopping, or at least window shopping if you’re like me and on a tight budget.