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Do Brazil Beach Restaurant St. Barths

   A little bit of Hippie… Each place we visit on St. Barths has its own special atmosphere and persona. Shell Beach, walking distance from downtown Gustavia, is a short, laid back beach in a calm protected cove. The signature restaurant there is Dõ Brazil Beach Restaurant St. Barths, built into the rocky cliff with… Read More »

French Dream Vacations is now on Instagram!!!!

 Be sure to check out French Dream Vacations instagram @frenchdreamvacations #frenchdreamvacations !! We will be posting our favorite photos everyday!      

St. Tropez ~ True Treasures & Thrill of the Hunt at the French Brocante

 We turn at the blue  and gold metal sign Le Jas des Roberts. It is Sunday and the French Brocante is in full swing. Bumping along the narrow, rocky dirt road we pull over into the farmer’s unhallowed field. The fields border the young vines. There is a great view of the crumbling Grimaud castle in village Grimaud that sits proudly… Read More »

Eden Rock St. Barths ~ A Shooting Star at Sea!

 Our dream vacation holidays to St. Barths always include several visits to the Eden Rock restaurants. For lunchtime we dine at the Sand Bar which is a casual beach lunch. At evening we love to go to the top of the Rock restaurant On the Rocks! The Eden Rock Hotel and interval ownership options have… Read More »

Nikki Beach Club St. Barths ~ Flower Power & Go-Go dancers ~ tell Only Your Best Friends

 It is theme day at Nikki Beach and we have managed to get ring side seating for the 2 pm show. We missed Do You Do You St. Tropez Sunday, so the Psychedelic Sixties is on the marquee for today. The weather is hot and sunny and the sea is calm. The tables are decorated… Read More »

The Coffee Question on St. Barths?

 We start every morning off the same way – with a large pot of Starbucks Colombian coffee. The Starbucks ground coffee bags arrive with us. I have learned over the past 2 decades that I must travel with my Starbucks coffee. All of the villas that we have rented have drip coffee pots and I… Read More »

Hotel Guanahani St. Barths ~ Originalit​y & French Style

 The Guanahani Hotel sits at a triple triangle of blue waters. The beach narrows to a ribbon of white sand at the foot of a small volcanic, mountain outcrop. There is a green lagoon on one side and the azur sea on the opposite side. Centered in the widest part of the beach is a… Read More »

St Jean: Glitz and Glamour, or L’Orient: Privacy and Tranquility-Part Two

 Our favorite L’Orient villa sits on the far west end of the beach, near the burned out remains of Jimmy Buffett’s former establishment Autour du Rochet. Rumor has it that David Letterman may now own it. It is reached by a dirt track that winds under palm trees with the end of the drive marked… Read More »

St. Barths & Le Piment ~ Casual St. Jean Neighborho​od Bar

 It is fun to have a few movie nights at our villa in St. Jean. Mr. B brings PBS classic movies with us and on movie night we go to the local bistros nearby. The bistro/bar Le Piment is very low key and casual. Just throw on a sarong or sundress and drive down the… Read More »

Chez Andy St. Barths ~ Parlez – Vous London?

 It is The Hideaway. It is not on the beach or on a magnificent hillside. You will have to ask someone where it is. Andy(the owner) likes it like that. He rarely advertises and when he does the ad is something like “Hope you can find us – bienvenue.” We like the challenge and so… Read More »