Saint Barts Real Estate

St. Barts is known for its high-end real estate market. There are a number of luxurious villas, homes and apartments for either purchase or rent. Many wealthy investors look to St.Barts as it offers world class living in tropical paradise.

Many successful entrepreneurs, business executives and celebrities have a second home in St. Barts. Some entrepreneurs that have a home in St.Barts include;  Richard Branson – Founder of the Virgin Group, Larry Ellison – Co-founder and former CEO of Oracle, Diane von Fürstenberg – Fashion designer and businesswoman, Paul Allen – Co-founder of Microsoft, Roman Abramovich – Russian billionaire and owner of the Chelsea Football Club, David Geffen – American music and film producer, Oprah Winfrey – American media executive, actress, talk show host, and philanthropist, Elon Musk – CEO of Tesla, Inc. and SpaceX, Philippe Starck – French designer and more.


There are many factors to consider when purchasing real estate in St.Barts. Some of the factors to consider include:

  1. Budget: St Barts is known for its high-end real estate market and prices are some of the highest in the Caribbean.
  2. Location: Did you want a property close to the beach, close to the port or with a specific view? Identifying what location you would be interested in would be important.
  3. Zoning regulations: there are strict zoning regulations and it is important to understand the local building codes and zoning restrictions before making a purchase.
  4. Property taxes: property taxes can be high so it is important to understand the tax implications of being a property owner.
  5. Resale potential: having an understanding of the local market and possible appreciation of the property value over time 
  6. Maintenance costs: maintenance costs may include property taxes, compliance with local zoning and building regulations, upkeep.
  7. Legal representation: an attorney can help you navigate the process and the transaction to ensure that everything is done correctly.
  8. Rental potential: You may want to consider the potential for rental. St Barts rentals can get really high returns during Christmas and New Years. Understanding seasonal trends and the local market to determine a property’s potential for generating rental income would be important.
  9. Insurance: You may want to ensure that your property is properly insured against natural disasters, theft and liability coverage when selecting an insurance policy.
  10. Culture: St.Barts has a vibrant culture and so it is important to be mindful of local customs and events that take place yearly.

What is the St.Barts island lifestyle like?

  1. Beautiful Beaches: There are many beautiful beaches to choose from. Some beaches include; St.Jean Beach, Shell Beach, Governor and Flamands beach and many others.
  2. Upscale Dining: St Barts is home to a wide range of high-end restaurants, cafes, and bistros, serving a variety of cuisines, from French to Caribbean. Many of the island’s restaurants offer breathtaking views.
  3. High-end shopping:  St. Barts is known for its upscale shopping with a range of specialized boutiques, designer brands, and luxury retailers. The capital, Gustavia is where most shopping takes place.
  4. Cultural events:  St. Barts Music Festival and the St. Barts Film Festival take place every year. There are also yacht regattas and a range of galleries and cultural attractions.
  5. Outdoor activities: There are many activities from hiking, diving, snorkelling and more.


If you are looking for a laid back luxury lifestyle the St.Barts is the perfect place. Get in touch with JH Marlin Law for more information and insights about living and relocating to St Barts.