- St. Barths
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Do Brazil, St. Barths
Gustavia, St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 29 06 66
This three-story open-air eatery, co-owned by restaurateur Boubou and tennis-star/pop-singer Yannick Noah, sits on Gustavia's Shell Beach and makes for great people watching (take your pick of the people inside the restaurant or lounging in the sand). Boubou is a local personality who is often found sitting down at his guests' tables, sharing the island gossip. The fresh fruit drinks are a treat, and the nominally Brazilian cuisine, which includes moquequa, a fish stew, is decent, if a bit of an afterthought. Come for the sunset to really catch Do Brazil at its best.
Closed September and October.
Tom Beach Hotel, St. Barths
Saint Jean, St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 27 53 13
It's always a party at Thierry de Badereau's beachside boutique hotel. The same hip crowd that dances on the tables at the owners' wildly popular Le Ti St. Barth bar also holds court nightly at the hotel's Casbah-style outdoor eatery, La Plage, site of occasional (and wacky) theme nights. The 12 rooms (two on the beach) match the mood, with bright colors, chic canopy beds, high ceilings, and tiled baths. All have private terraces or patios. Not recommended for those seeking seclusion.
Le Ti St. Barth, St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 27 97 71
Brace yourself for a rowdy night: This bordello-styled nightspot embodies every drop of the fabulous decadence raging on the island. Reserve a table for dinner as far as possible in advance (especially for weekends)—by midnight there'll be dancing on the tabletops. There are also "fashion shows," the procession of girls modeling ever more skimpy outfits from Le Ti's on-site boutique of swimwear and fluffy lingerie. Simone de Beauvoir is turning in her grave.
Open nightly except Sundays. Closed September through late October.
Yacht Club, St. Barths
Gustavia, St. Barths
Tel: 590 590 27 86 39
St. Barths' own little corner of Ibiza, the Yacht Club is not nearly as fastidious as the name implies. Less blazers and martinis, more thumping house music and intemperate dancing, usually with a crew of leggy damsels. Free entry is a plus, though the door policy tightens during high season, so reservations are essential.
Closed Sundays except in high season.