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 14 days in order to fully appreciate everything Gustavia has to offer.

Where to Eat in Gustavia

If you’re looking for affordable options, Amis St. Barth (Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa) and RIVYERA St Barth (Pointe Milou) are great picks.

When to visit Gustavia

Gustavia in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gustavia in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Gustavia


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 New York and takes around 6h 16m.

Airports near Gustavia

Airlines serving Gustavia

Good (359 reviews)
Air France
Good (436 reviews)
Air Caraïbes
Good (15 reviews)
Excellent (4 reviews)
Air Antilles
Okay (2 reviews)

Where to stay in Gustavia

Average rates range from around $1,335 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,540 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gustavia

Most booked hotels in Gustavia

Hotel Christopher Saint Barth
Excellent (9.1, 140 reviews)
Tropical Hotel St Barth
Excellent (9.4, 44 reviews)
Hotel Villa Marie Saint Barth
Excellent (9.1, 37 reviews)
Hotel Manapany
Excellent (9.1, 26 reviews)
Le Sereno
Excellent (8.9, 25 reviews)
Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
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Renting a car in Gustavia

Renting a car in Gustavia costs $77 per day, on average, or $1,074 if you want to rent if for 14 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Gustavia.

Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Gustavia, while also 38% cheaper than other types, on average.