Best St Jean Villas for Rent
St. Jean, a district located in the northern part of St. Barts is best known for its picture-perfect, crescent-shaped beach and water sport activities.
It feels like a complete neighbourhood, with easy access to local shops, restaurants and a supermarket—so you don’t have to venture out of the district if you don't want to. St. Jean is also just a stone’s throw away from the lively town of Gustavia—the capital of St. Barts—and other key attractions on the island.
St. Jean villas
Choose from our hand picked selection of St. Jean villas
, each of which are rigorously assessed to meet our stringent standards. When you book a vacation rental with us, you’re only choosing from the best of holiday homes that the island has to offer.
With amenities like sun-bathed terraces, infinity pools, sea-facing living spaces, bathrooms with ocean views and a dedicated concierge, your St. Jean villa checks off all the boxes as the perfect holiday hideout. You can choose a single bedroom configuration, or opt for properties with several bedrooms and bathrooms at your disposal.
Our centrally located St. Jean villa rentals are a great option for travellers who want to be close to the heart of the action. Alternatively, you can choose from properties that enjoy secluded, tucked-away locations, but are situated just a quick drive away from sights and entertainment options.
Family activities in St. Jean
St. Jean Beach
is the main attraction in the district. It’s also a must-see destination for many vacationers in St. Barts, and for good reason: the beach boasts sparkling turquoise waters, and a long stretch of soft, white sand.
The reef-protected waters are calm, so young children can swim here safely. When you need a break from the water, you’ll find a variety of shops, boutiques and restaurants close to the coast.
Exploring the town of Gustavia
makes for a great family activity. There’s something for everyone—you can enjoy duty-free shopping, go cafe-hopping, or visit the Wall House Museum
for insights into the local history. Fort Karl
and Fort Gustave
are both historic sites, but the ruins aren’t the main attraction here—both sites are excellent viewpoints where visitors can enjoy uninterrupted vistas out to the coastline and surrounding islands.
With its picturesque landscape, scenic nature walks and myriad outdoor activities, St. Bart’s is a nature lover’s paradise. There are a variety of hiking trails
to explore, and popular ones include the hike to Colombier Beach, the coastline trail at Le Toiny, and the hike to the natural pools in Grand Fond.
If you enjoy being close to the water, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can try surfing, kitesurfing, wreck diving, snorkelling or renting a SEABOB
. The latter is a type of jet ski that you can use to move on, as well as underwater.
Your St. Jean villa concierge is at your disposal, so feel free to reach out if you need assistance with arranging customised tours, equipment rental, or planning your itinerary.
Activities and points of interest near St. Jean
St. Barts makes a great wellness destination, thanks to its relaxed Carribean vibes. All around the island, you can find venues to practise yoga, meditate or enjoy bodywork sessions or treatments.
Drop in for a fitness session at Terre Happy Studio
, or for a yoga class at St Barth Nanda Yoga & Wellness
or Yoga Vidya St Barth
Having a massage is an excellent way to unwind, and an incredible wellness experience awaits at luxury spa venues like Spa Cheval Blanc St. Barth, Le Spa at Le Barthélemy and Diane Barrière Boutique Spa
. If you prefer staying in, your St. Jean villa concierge can arrange for in-villa fitness and spa sessions too.
St. Barts is known for its vibrant and varied nightlife, so get yourselves ready for a night of revelry. Luxury beach club Nikki Beach
is just a skip away from your St. Jean villa. It’s the perfect weekend partying spot—the venue’s Amazing Sundays party draws a crowd with its DJ acts and tabletop dancing.
Close by in Gustavia, there’s Casa
, a nightclub with international DJ acts, and Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Lab
, a restaurant that boasts an award-winning cocktail program. For tipples accompanied by gorgeous views out to the port, visit Sky Bar
, a lounge located in the heart of the town.
Across the year, the island hosts a varied lineup of festivals and events. Participating in these festivities is a great way to learn about, and enjoy the local culture.
The St. Barts' Music Festival
, featuring musicians, dancers and singers from all across the world takes place annually in January. The Carnival
celebrations kick off with a bang in February, with costume parades along the streets of Gustavia.
For foodies, the Saint Barth Gourmet Festival
is an event not to be missed. Taking place in November each year, the festival features collaborations between local and international chefs, as they engage in cook-offs and friendly competitions, and work together to create one-of-a-kind tasting menu dinners.
Restaurants, cafes & bars in St. Jean
St. Jean offers a good selection of dining venues—the majority of which are located within walking distance, or are under five minutes’ drive from your St. Jean beach villa.
For wholesome, organic meals, head to So Cuisine
. The menu features a wide range of healthy dishes made with organic ingredients, like salads and Buddha bowls. Don’t leave without trying the vegan pastries, which include raw chocolate tarts, muffins made using chestnut flour, and cheese cakes made from cashews and almonds.
Le Papillon Ivre
boasts cosy and inviting interiors, and is ideal for romantic dinners or a night out with friends (the small plates are great for sharing). Diners can choose from the restaurant’s extensive wine selection—there are over 250 types of French wines by the bottle, and over 100 varieties if you’re ordering by the glass.
is just a stone’s throw away from Le Papillon Ivre. Gathering influences from all over the world, the menu features exotic dishes like mahi mahi with puffed rice, coconut, mint and ginger, and duck foie gras with mushrooms, whisky and black tea. Treat yourself to the chef’s table—a seven-course meal limited to just six guests, who are seated at a counter overlooking the open kitchen.
If you’re picnicking, Kiki-é Mo
is a great option for takeouts. The cafe’s wide-ranging menu features hamburgers, sandwiches, bowls, smoothies and more.
And there’s more dining options in the lively town of Gustavia, located about 10 minutes’ drive from your St. Jean beach villa. Restaurants that come with our recommendations include Orega, Fouquet’s, La Crepêrie & Restaurant and Fish Corner
at your St. Jean villa is an option for days where you’d rather stay in. Our properties feature a fully equipped kitchen, and are centrally located so you can easily access the local markets and shops. Other services, such as villa pre-stocking
and private dining experiences
are also available at request.