Gustavia travel guide

Gustavia Tourism | Gustavia Guide

You're Going to Love Gustavia

With 5,988 inhabitants, Gustavia is the most populous city in Saint Barthélemy. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Gustavia has to offer.

Where to Eat in Gustavia

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sand Bar - Eden Rock (St Jean Bay) and Shellona Beach (Rue de la Plage Shell Beach) are great picks.

When to visit Gustavia

Gustavia in September
Estimated hotel price
$488
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gustavia in September
Estimated hotel price
$488
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Gustavia

Plane

When flying to Gustavia, you’ll arrive at Gustavia St Barthelemy (SBH), which is located 1 mile from the city center. The shortest flight to Gustavia from the United States departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 5h 25m.

Plane

When flying to Gustavia, you’ll arrive at Gustavia St Barthelemy (SBH), which is located 1 mile from the city center. The shortest flight to Gustavia from the United States departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 5h 25m.

Airports near Gustavia

Airlines serving Gustavia

Air Caraïbes
Good (25 reviews)
Tradewind
Excellent (1 reviews)

Where to stay in Gustavia

Average rates range from around $1,244 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,059 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gustavia

Most booked hotels in Gustavia

Tropical Hotel St Barth
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, 98 reviews)
$711+
Hotel Christopher Saint Barth
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, 153 reviews)
$960+
Le Sereno
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, 41 reviews)
$971+
Hotel Manapany
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, 30 reviews)
$787+
Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, 16 reviews)
$1,175+
Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth
5 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$1,027+

Renting a car in Gustavia

Renting a car in Gustavia costs $45 per day, on average, or $179 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 4% more expensive than at Gustavia St Barthelemy.

The most frequently booked car type in Gustavia is Compact (Mini Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Volkswagen Polo or similar) are, on average, 49% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Gustavia costs $45 per day, on average, or $179 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 4% more expensive than at Gustavia St Barthelemy.

The most frequently booked car type in Gustavia is Compact (Mini Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Volkswagen Polo or similar) are, on average, 49% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.