Change of atmosphere in Gustavia with the West Indies Regatta. The style is different from the Voiles de Saint-Barth, it is festive in the Caribbean tradition. Last week, they were technological jewels, these are boats, Caribbean wooden ships often very colourful.

About fifteen traditional ships were at the main wharf for this eleventh edition. The West Indies Regatta is above all about promoting the Caribbean lifestyle, allowing participants to promote local products, which is why there was a local market organized every day so that they could sell their cargoes of fruit, chocolates, jewellery etc….

In the evening, it is also an atmosphere and music on the quays. We at Destination Saint Barths love it, so of course we sent our photographer Alexandre Peter to make a short report that we share with you.

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Monique Turbé grew up in a family of five children. Before becoming a respected hotelier, her father, Guy Turbé, was one of the first contractors on the Island. At the age of 18, Monique Turbé started her first construction, like her father, the “White Sand Beach Cottages, in Flamands. This property attracted prestigious guests, like Jackie Kennedy-Onassis and her son John-John, or Roman Polanski. In 2013, the Villa Mélissa was sold to a Venezuelan couple that fell in love with the property. Monique then decided to buy and renovate a new property that she called like her granddaughter: the “Villa Lenalee”. With this new property, Monique Turbé, created MY VILLA IN ST- BARTH, an exclusive concierge service dedicated to her two private villas. One of Guy Turbé’s last dreams was to see Monique create her own real estate company to look after the villas he had built and carry on the legacy. As an homage to her beloved father, she became the founder, chairman and partner of MY VILLA IN ST BARTH Real Estate, the first real estate agency founded by a St-Barths native and a villas owner.

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