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St. Barthélemy (St. Barts) Jet set darling; tiny French Eden of sophisticated and very expensive restaurants, shops, outdoor cafés. Ringed by pretty beaches (topless); great snorkeling. Islanders of Norman, Breton descent. Small hotels. $$$-$$$$. French. Tip: To catch island's essence, rent jeeplike Minimoke and wander, stopping for swim here, aperitif there.


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