Another day, another picture perfect Caribbean anchorage. Sailing south from Anguilla down to the westernmost tip of St. Barts, stop along the way for lunch, snorkeling and diving at the cactus-covered island of Ile Fourche, home to herds of wild mountain goats. In the afternoon, sail on to the impossibly beautiful Anse de Colombier, where a horseshoe-shaped bay of shimmering turquoise water is perfect for snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing. The bay is over-looked by steep hills.
Anse de Colombier is considered one of the finest anchorages in the Caribbean. Once owned by the Rockefeller family, who built a mansion on the southern side of the bay, Anse de Colombier now forms part of the St. Barts Marine Reserve. There is no road access to the bay although a trail through patches of fragrant lilies and cacti stretches from the beach up to the village of Anse de Flamandes, where there are a few small shops.
- Moorings are available without charge and there is ample room to anchor. The holding is good.
- There is no dinghy dockage but dinghies can be beached on the sand.
- Scuba Diving
- Admire stunning and fragrant lilies and cacti
- Small shops in the village