Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 532

St. FESTIVALS Barthelemy The island has become a popular venue for different festivals. Introduced in 1996, the St. Barts' Film Festival, held in April every year, has put the island on the map for film makers while in January top musicians meet at the St. Barts' Music Festival. Ballet and Jazz were introduced to the island in 1988 and 1989 respectively and of course the annual Carnival takes place through the streets of Gustav every February. Check & CHANGE Eden Rock Baie de St-Jean Ocean front rooms, suites and villas Private Terraces Beach Water Sports Spa Fitness Center Pool 2 Restaurants Bar Hotel Christopher Pointe Milou, Gustavia Luxury rooms and suites Individually controlled air conditioning & fan Spa Fitness Room Infinity Pool 2 Restaurants Carnival Le Sereno Grand Cul de Sac Luxury Suites and Villas Located on shoreline Beach Pool Beachside Spa 2 restaurants Bar and Lounge Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France Tied into the Catholic religious calendar, the first weekend after Baie Des Flamands Epiphany marks the beginning of the island’s annual Carnival celebrations with parades or “déboulés” through the streets of Luxury rooms, suites and villas Gustavia every weekend. The lively sounds of music and drumming Fitness Center Water sports drums leads up to the big Mardi Gras parade, also in Gustavia which Land sports sees colourful floats and costumes filling the streets. Then the Swimming Pool partying continues way into the night. 2 Restaurants Pool side bar It all ends on Ash Wednesday. Le Sereno © Le Sereno Photo Credit: St. Barth Tourism