Demi Moore showed off her toned body in a teeny bikini with husband Ashton Kutcher in St. Barts New Year’s weekend.
St Barts is just over 1960 kilometers (1220 miles) southeast of Miami, Florida St Barts is also approximately 250 kilometers (160 mi) east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands, Saint Barthélemy lies immediately southeast of the islands of Saint Martin and Anguilla. It is separated from Saint Martin by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts. Some small satellite islets also belong to St. Barts including Île Chevreau (Île Bonhomme), Île Frégate, Île Toc Vers, Île Tortue and Gros Îlets (Îlots Syndare).
Gustavia, which is the main town of the island, was named after King Gustav III of Sweden, and remains as a reflection of the Swedish period. The highest point is located in the eastern part of the island, called Morne du Vitet with 286 meters.
The oldest settlement still remaining is the village of Lorient (or L’Orient). Lorient’s sister village on the French mainland is the city of Lorient on the southern coast of Brittany. The population is spread among 40 quartiers (like counties), roughly corresponding to settlements. They are grouped into two paroisses — Leeward and Windward.
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The one air strip at St. Barts.
A rough place to land — one of the more extreme air strips …
The History Channel program Most Extreme Airports, ranks Gustaf III airport, which is casually referred to as “St. Barth’s”, as the 3rd most dangerous airport in the world.
Gustaf III Airport, also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport or St. Jean Airport (French: Aérodrome de St Jean), is a public use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. Both the airport and the island’s main town of Gustavia are named for King Gustav III of Sweden, under whom Sweden obtained the island from France in 1785 (it was sold back to France in 1878).
In 1984, Swedish Minister of Communications, Hans Gustafsson, inaugurated the terminal building of the Gustaf III Airport.
Local St. Barthians check the comings and goings of the island from 8:00 in the morning till darkness at 18:00, when the airport closes. St. Barthians are divided on the issue of lighting at the airport for emergency purposes. There is a risk then that the traffic to the island would increase.
The airport is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers, such as the Twin Otter, a common sight around Saint Barth and throughout the northern West Indies. The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending directly on the beach. The arrival descent is extremely steep over the hilltop traffic circle and departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). The airport is located in the island’s second-largest town, St. Jean.