As there are no rivers or fresh water sources on St Barth, rainwater collected in cisterns is very useful during periods of drought. In addition, the island has the facility to desalinate ocean water and provide piped water to most homes, but it is very expensive. This means that water remains a precious resource and must be used wisely, sparingly and without waste.
The natural reserve of St. Barth covers 1,200 hectares, divided into five zones, encompassing the entire territory. The reserve protects the characteristic environments of the island's nature and its history. Protected areas are of particular interest as they have a wide variety of plants and animals. The reserve also has exceptional underwater environments, such as seaweed and coral reefs, home to many species, including endangered animals such as sea turtles. The children of St. Barth learn early to care for nature.
It is common that, during a tour, you see a turtle crossing the island. Park your vehicle and help the turtle cross. Be kind.
If you are lucky enough to see one or more whales during your stay on the island, call St. Barth on +590 690 317 073 or inform your hotel or villa concierge. Try to get as much information as possible, such as location and direction. In this way you will be supporting the protection of whales and the scientific study of the marine mammal sanctuary whose St. Barth is now part of it. And we appreciate it.