St Barts has so many fantastic beaches for catching waves, but let’s face it, a surfboard isn’t the most travel-friendly of luggage items. We hire ours at Carib Waterplay. They have a huge range of surfboards, bodyboards and skim boards, as well as kayaks, waveskis and Hobie Cats. You’ll find them on St Jean Beach, close to the Pearl Beach Hotel.
If you fancy a bit of a challenge, on the other side of the island at Grand Cul De Sac beach, you’ll find 7thHeaven Kite Surf School. They can show you how to harness the power of the wind and master the kite. They also offer stand-up paddleboard lessons.