Soft white sands against serene blue waters make Great Bay Beach a perfect paradise to lie back and relax or go jet skiing and snorkeling with a late departure from Philipsburg. Stop by the renowned Elvis’ Beach Bar in Sandy Ground to sample their famous rum punch. Gustavia holds a diverse cultural heritage that is on display through Swedish colonial and French Creole architecture, most easily seen in its signature red-roofed buildings. Within the stretch of South Friar’s Bay lies Carambola Beach with a luxurious beach club and restaurants, loungers and umbrellas that beckon you to relax. Or feel free to play in the water with options for water sports. Pointe-á Pitre is a charming town known for energetic markets like Marché de la Darse, where the fishermen peddle their catch from boats harborside.