Everyone's definition of paradise is different. For me, it's some place where I can scuba dive, take too many photographs, have great food, and selectively disconnect from it all. St. Barthélemy is that place for me.
Before you jump to conclusions about St. Barth — as I did before I first visited — understand that, as with most things, the perceptions and reality don't equate. Upon my first visit here, I assumed that there would be a slew of celebrities dripping with couture and render me side-eyeing and loathing paparazzi. Not the case at all.
Certainly there are people here that you will be hard-pressed to not notice. However, that is likely by personal design via jewelry, clothing, and yacht selection. Yes, yacht. To be sure, this is not a cheap island, but you can come here and do it relatively affordably while getting the most out of this wonderful island.
How? Well, I am going to tell you how in the coming days as I prepare to head down to St. Barth for 62 days of artwork creation.