Delightfully secluded and accessible only by catamaran or a 25-minute hike along a goat path.
You should go there: With a picnic lunch and spend the day swimming and snorkeling.
Why we love it: The sunsets are spectacular – "green flash" anyone? So romantic that many guys have popped the question here.
St. Barth's classic, wide Caribbean beach is gorgeous, offering restaurants for seaside dining.
You should go there: If you enjoy bodysurfing and riding the waves, it's the place to play.
Why we love it: After a swim, we can have langouste (Caribbean Lobster) for lunch then doze on the beach.
Unspoiled. The white-sand cove is picture-perfect. There is nice surf and good snorkeling by the rocks.
You should go there: Early or late in the day to avoid the strong sunlight. Turn right to go sans suit.
Why we love it: Rumor has it Captain Monbars, "The Exterminator," buried his stolen treasure in a hidden cave – no one has found it yet! We are still looking.
A lovely lagoon. Calm with quiet, shallow water – perfect for small children. Beachfront dining and great breezes.
You should go there: To see the blue and green hues of the sea and take a kitesurfing lesson – if you dare.
Why we love it: To enjoy a "toes-in-the-sand" lunch at O'Corail or La Gloriette.
A reef-protected beach – great for swimming and snorkeling. In winter it provides some shade.
You should go there: When the "surf's up" on the left end to watch the hard-core surfers try to catch that perfect wave.
Why we love it: We can stop at the nearby bakery for a baguette and a few Caribs and then enjoy lunch by the palm trees.
A delightful small cove that is part of the Marine Reserve.
You should go there: To swim and then snorkel by the rocks.
Why we love it: Palm trees line the small beach, and it is never crowded.
Unspoiled and spectacular – it's one of the island's marquee beaches.
You should go there: If you like to swim "au naturel." (Don't tell anyone we told you!)
Why we love it: The hilly path leads to a sand dune; when we reach the top, we marvel at the view.
A very calm cove with a view of the islands of Statia and Saba.
You should go there: When other beaches are a bit too windy, count on Shell Beach to be tranquil enough for swimming and sunning.
Why we love it: The tiny shells are so pretty. In winter, we come to watch the sunset.
The island's sexiest and scene-ist. Great to swim, play and people watch, and it boasts several toes-in-the-sand bars and bistros.
You should go there: To see the up close-and-personal view of the little planes flying in – it's so St. Barth.
Why we love it: It's where all the action is, especially on Sundays at La Plage.