St. Bart’s is a little slice of France dropped in the Southern Caribbean. The official language is French and the Euro is the primary currency. However, you’ll find English spoken widely and merchants will accept US dollars.
The weather is almost perfect, with temperatures generally running somewhere in the 80’s. The edge is taken off the temperature by the trade winds, which blow year-round, so it is almost always comfortable for outdoors activities. In the evenings, it can get down to between 60° and 70°F, so a light sweater or jacket is advisable. Rain normally falls for a brief time in the evenings, so it wont spoil your daytime beach and water activities.
The port city of Gustavia is a colourful place, with brightly painted houses lining the glittering yacht harbour. The ambience of the town is very French and very chic and tends to remind you of a miniature version of the Cote d Azur.