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Get to know Petit Cul de Sac

Petit Cul de Sac is a rarely visited beach in St. Barths, due to its remote location and difficult access. But for the intrepid beach explorers who are brave and hardy enough to hike down to the water and past the stretch of flat beach, you’ll be rewarded with the truly magnificent natural tidal pools. The natural pools are so well hidden behind the rocks that even many locals don’t know how to reach them. Those who make it to the natural pools earn a well-deserved dive into an unspoiled treasure. The pools, constantly fed by the surf, have a panoramic view of the ocean. Jump of the cliff edges into the deep turquoise waters, surrounded by crags of limestone and volcanic rock for an adventure that’s truly unique. This is an Instagram-bait spot that is even more fabulous in real life than any photo could ever show.

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Living in St. Barth

St. Barthélemy, or St. Barth, is a small island of volcanic rock, just eight square miles big, in the Caribbean. But this tiny island, with its 14 public beaches, is one of the world’s most luxurious getaways that also manages to feel completely down to earth. An overseas collectivity of France, St. Barth was sparsely populated and rarely visited by outsiders until the 1950s. In the mid-1950s, David Rockefeller, who had spied St. Barth from his sailboat, bought and built his clifftop estate. In 1953, Rémy de Haenen, a Dutch-French adventurer, opened the Eden Rock hotel, and with that, the island was off to the races. In a place where no building is higher than a palm tree and the celebrities blend into the sea, St. Barth has managed to remain unspoiled and genuine. It’s an island where superyachts dock but also where giant turtles swim in secret swimming holes and goats rule the cliffs, all part of the magic of St. Barth.