Travel to the island of millionaires
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It was once an island in the ocean, Saint-Barthélemy. The usual small volcanic island, there was nothing on it. But the island was lucky: in 1957, David Rockefeller (grandson of Rockefeller himself) acquired two plots of land on St. Barthelemy. Following the banker to the island reached Rothschild, Ford and other famous rich. Since the island became a place of rest millionaires. Good restaurants, expensive shops, clubs, luxury hotels, security, what else is needed? Recently chosen by Russian island. It all started with the fact that in 2009 Roman Abramovich bought the house of David Rockefeller. Well, then hauled all my friends.
At the airport of Saint-Barth output are stacks of glossy magazine. Magazine in Russian. Type it in Peter, the chief editor - a certain John Tolstikhina. Journal oozes glamor, I still sticky hands. As it is written in the presentation, it is for those "who knows what's what in the exclusive vacation." In general, "a solid rest for wealthy gentlemen." The magazine explains that the island is necessary to swim, walk on the expensive restaurants, buy jewelry and clothes, go to spa treatments and be sure to visit all the Russian party in the most expensive clubs. The magazine has a few funny interview in the style of the girls' profiles in the fifth grade: "What's your favorite restaurant for dinner What's your favorite hotel What is your favorite spa salon???". In general, once it is clear that the island has something to do. "Island in shape like a heart, and the atmosphere, in my personal perception, impregnated with love, harmony and happiness," - says John. This journal is not in vain outside the airport. He is the best traveler gives to understand that it is the most glamorous island in the Caribbean. Better than any guidebook.
When approaching the island immediately apparent huge yachts.
I did in boats do not really understand why we need 2 helipads? Probably, if you have the most have a helicopter, and then to you is your friend Maxim Katz wants to fly his helicopter? By the way, I have never seen in all of these areas of the helicopter. In general, while the yacht for me remains a mystery.
The island itself is rocky, the beaches are not very many.
Around the island there is no reef, so that the waves on the beaches are great.
Note the houses. You can not build what you want. All the houses have to agree on. roof color or red, or green, or brown. All options are no more. They say there is a law prohibiting to build houses higher than a palm tree. But this bike and I heard about Marrakech and about Bali. I'm not sure that's true.
But in general, ordered architecture - it is very good for this island. Everywhere order, all very neat and cute. Especially if you take into account what people are building houses here. And that will give, customize here Gypsy settlements in Romania.
The airport of Saint Barthelemy is small and only takes "maize", so all of its business jets leave the oligarchs at the airport of Saint-Martin.
There transplanted to here such maize and forth to the island! Fly 15 minutes.
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. It is great for short take-off and landing strip Saint-Barthelemy.
The aircraft comes over the hill just above the road.
In this case, the plane still wind shakes
When boarding the plane flies straight at the audience
And this is the view from the other end of the runway. In the background, the hill, from where you can watch the landing.
The end of the runway directly on the beach, no fences, no, sit down and take off. A paradise for spotters.
Tourists are discharged.
The main street of the capital Gustavia. In the capital lives only 2000 people. On the main street of boutiques and restaurants.
There is also a central yachts.
As on the island, all the buildings in the capital are built to exacting standards.
Another yachts. Certainly experienced readers will find here the boat of some tycoon.
And still. Here we must remember that all of the parking place is not enough. So a lot of yachts standing in the sea.
Commoners, who do not have enough space.
Contrary to my expectations, the island is quite deserted. For this he was and is loved by many.
houses above the trees, actually, no. Maybe it really such a law.
Villa. Rent a good home can be up to 100 000 euro per week. Not such a course like this. It is quite small
It's rare - building on the island. building permits issued barely. From buying the land before the construction can go through 5 years of negotiations. Here everything is very strict with this, and money do not decide anything.
Parking near one of the restaurants. Mini Cooper - the most popular car on the island. All the fault of a very narrow mountain road. Local rich, can be and are happy to ride in limousines or a Ferrari to drive, but there are no roads. 2 small cars barely leaving.
It is very popular here are the electric cars and scooters.
In Russia, the island became famous in 2009, when Roman Abramovich bought 70 acres of land behind the beach Gouverneur c disposed thereon bungalows with ocean views, tennis courts, swimming pools, dancing and dining pavilions. The transaction value amounted to almost 90 million. Dollars. Here is the plot of Abramovich. Buildings are small and everything is surrounded by greenery, not visible from the road anything.
This is the view from the helicopter. Here you see that little building, there is nothing particularly luxurious. Once this land was owned by David Rockefeller. By law, all beaches are public. That is, even Abramovich can not afford to carve out a meter and a public beach. This is not Tkachev or Yakunin, who with their suburban fences illegally seized the access to the water, then to Saint-Barthélemy before the law all are equal. wild men
The gates to the estate Abramovich
And here is the public beach immediately.
Beach as a beach, nothing special. Behind the bushes house Abramovich
The common people come to bathe. On the beach there is not even umbrellas with deck chairs.
There is a famous photograph ": Dyachenko with Yumashev, Posner Shvidler, Milner (foreground) Abramovich and his guests." Has been made in the past year
At Saint-Barthélemy decided to sunbathe topless.
In general, all beaches are about the same. I can not say that they have some particular paradise. We've seen the beaches better.
At the entrance to the beach hanging cans, this ashtray, cigarette butts in the sand to not throwing. Took a jar, then at the place I hung on a hook. Very interesting idea. I have not seen this before.
Another liked the idea of a fence. Conventional boards make such braiding. Immediately get interesting and beautiful fence. I have not seen this before.
Russian came. Here Russian is always visible on the disgruntled person. American is - he has a smile from ear to ear, the French are - eyes shine, talk about something. Russian arrived, and on the face immediately: "What is this shit around ?!" Well, another distinctive feature of Russian women: everyone should see brand of clothing that you're wearing. The bigger and brighter than the logo, the better.
In general for a long time so I did not see the Russian in one place. I went to the restaurant for dinner - all tables are crammed compatriots. All homesickness once held. As he returned to Moscow. Kudrin met.
We, the common people do in Saint-Barthelemy nothing. It's time to fly away from that glamor.