Winter has come and gone, and somehow Mick Jagger forgot to invite you to his Caribbean hideaway. You can still see how the other half splashes on St. Barth (known as “St. Bart’s” only to neophytes) by taking advantage of dramatic discounts during the May-to-November off-season. And off-season doesn’t mean scalding sand and hurricanes: Temperatures vary less than ten degrees throughout the year. St. Barth Properties offers more than 100 private villas at discounted rates in the summer, and a great weekend deal at serene Hotel Guanahani, one of the island’s few beachfront resorts. (Regular room rates are slashed by almost 60 percent.) You’ll have plenty of extra cash to burn on the creole-inspired dishes at the ultra-hip Le Ti St. Barth, the local boutiques, and a day sail on catamaran Ttoko Ttoko, whose co-captain Thily makes the best croque monsieur this side of the Atlantic.
Details St. Barth Properties, 800-421-3396 or www.stbarth.com; Le Ti St. Barth, 011-590-27-97-71; Nautica FWI Yacht Charters, 011-590-27-56-50.