Located approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi) east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands, St. Barthélemy lies immediately southeast of the islands of Saint Martin and Anguilla. St. Barthélemy is separated from Saint Martin by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts.Capital and largest city: Gustavia.
Know Before You Go ® Even as one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean, St. Barts has managed to make a big name for itself. With bragging rights to some of the best and cleanest beaches, the finest restaurants, and the trendiest shops, this is an island worth visiting.
St John has a much more Americanized atmosphere than the French feel of St Barths - the town of Cruz Bay has very little of the chic European flavor of Gustavia.. I think STJ will win you over on the beaches though - but with many of them being National Park the personal freedom aspect of SBH is quite different - no beach bars on them, no liberal dress code, not much in the way of chairs.
St. Baart's is by far more upscale than St. Thomas with comparable shopping. The hotels there are also much nicer with better service. St. Thomas is not as nice appearance wise either and is extremely crowded (especially when 4 cruise ships are in).
Saint John (Danish: Sankt Jan) is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States.. At 50 km 2 the smallest of the three main US Virgin Islands, Saint John is located about four miles east of Saint Thomas, the location of the territory's capital, Charlotte Amalie.Location: Caribbean Sea.