Holidays are coming; and of course, one of the best things to do is to travel. If you are itching for a unique yet relaxing getaway you ought to visit St. Barts. A tropical island governed by France, this place is a fusion of luxury and paradise. Here you’ll find a lot of A-listers, celebrities, models, and socialites. From the dynamic night life, long stretches of sandy beach and clear and pristine waters, posh retail stores, a plethora of dining spots, and luxury villa rentals in St. Barts – your holiday here will definitely be unforgettable.
Of course, all of these come at a price (and sometimes a steep one at that). That is why, to enjoy your holiday without breaking the bank, you should try some tips to minimize your expenses. Read on, and keep these tips in mind:
1. Plan ahead
This is one of the basic things to do in any trip, more so for a trip to St. Barts, a known luxury destination. So plan out how much to spend, where to stay, what activities you’ll do, and get as much information as you can about the costs. Doing these things ahead of time will not only save you money in the long run by avoiding unnecessary expenses but also ensure your trip is hassle-free.
2. Decide on a budget, and stick to it as much as possible
Budget is everything. Before your trip, you need to set a specific amount or budget range that works for you. It also helps to set up a contingency fund. Doing so can help you control your cashflow and keep track of the amount you have spent and can still spend.
3. Decide on what type of accommodations you’ll get
There are numerous options on where to stay in St. Barts, so you need to know what you would prefer ahead of time. If you want a more exclusive stay, Hotel Le Toiny St. Barth is a good choice as it has only 14 individual villas spread over 42 acres of land. On the other hand, Eden Rock St. Barth is the opposite as it is a go-to for people to see and be seen.
4. Have an itinerary
If you want to manage your expenses (and your time), an itinerary can help. It can veer you away from unexpected expenditures while you still continue to enjoy your holiday.
5. Don’t splurge on shopping
If the trip is more about enjoying the island and the beaches, you should limit your shopping. There are better and cheaper places to shop. Limit it only to souvenirs, if you can help it.
6. See all the tourist spots
You can find tourist attractions that are free so do check them out; because obviously, doing so can give you a sense of fulfillment without having to spend a lot of money.
7. Invite your friends
Unless you want to go alone, going with friends can help lower your costs. Having more people with you on the trip means you can share accommodation costs, at the very least.
There you have it — some helpful ways to have a more enjoyable and luxurious experience in St. Barts! Most people think taking a vacation here can cost an arm and leg and while it may be true, there are ways to cut down on costs and ensure you can still have an amazing time. Enjoy!