Gustavis is a city in Saint Barths in Guadeloupe off the coast of Puerto Rico. It was named after King Gustav III of Sweden. It’s known for its beautiful pristine beaches, gourmet dining in chic bistros and high-end designer shopping.
St. Barts was a French possession originally, and the eventual site of Gustavia was called Carenage after the shelter it provided to damaged ships. Gustavia was founded after Sweden obtained the island from France in 1785 in exchange for French trading rights in Gothenburg, in order to facilitate her iron trade in the Americas.
Exploring Gustavia you’ll find the St. Barths museum which is small, but somewhat interesting and the fort at the northern end of the harbor ( Fort Gustav III) offers great views of the harbor for photo opportunities. Shell Beach is popular for families with kids as it has little surf, and lots of tide pools.
Things to See & Do
• Shell Beach
• Wall House Museum
• Yellow Submarine
• Water sports