St Barth: The Secret Island of Millionaires

The resort island of Saint Barth has an international reputation for luxury and grandeur. Before the 1960s, its 2000 inhabitants lived off of fishing and artisanal crafts. Today, Saint Barth holds a different story altogether… In 1957, billionaire American David Rockefeller, seduced by the extraordinary beauty of the place, bought land there, and built himself a luxury villa. Ever since, international stars and the world’s richest from across the world have been drawn to this island, creating what is today the number-one luxury destination in the Caribbean.

We meet the workers who toil behind the scenes to keep this deluxe island afloat. Numbered at around 3000, they mainly come from Portugal to try their luck at working in paradise. From chefs and luxury food buyers to celebrity coaches, our cameras get an exclusive look into the daily lives of the millionaire visitors that have made Saint Barthes much more than just an exotic paradise, but an island of unrivalled luxury.


  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 57 mins
  • Production: Ligne de Front
  • Director: Marc de La Villardière and Clarisse Verrier
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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