Etiquette in Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 9,035 people.

The island is an overseas collectivity of France.

The official language of Saint Barthélemy is French.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Saint Barthélemy is the euro.

Language Etiquette

If you don’t speak French, you may wish to bring a phrasebook for this island, as French is commonly spoken here. While English is spoken, French will be more appreciated by the locals.

Other Etiquette

Don’t be impatient in St. Bart’s. Society runs at a slower pace here and in the Caribbean, so patience is appreciated. Don’t take photos of locals without their permission.

The “okay” hand gesture with thumb and index finger is rude.