Collected by Hillary Adam
Rue du Coconut Grove, 97150
For those who love nature and wildlife, the Butterfly Farm is home to hundreds of colorful butterflies from all over the world. The numbers are steadily growing, too, as new butterflies are born each day. The best time to visit is in the morning,...
Place du Village Orient Bay 97150, St Martin
After a long day of sunning myself, surfing, drinking, exploring and just being blissed out amongst the waves and island pace, I was pointed to Le P'tit Bistro by a French ex-pat friend. She said that Le P'tit Bistro served up a traditional dish...
Dawn Beach, Sint Maarten
For those wanting an active adventure on the water, Captain Alan's Boat Charters offers snorkeling as well as clothing-optional boat trips. Their Snorkel and Beach excursion allows you to experience four hours of snorkeling and swimming around St....
Great Bay Beach, Sint Maarten
Located on Great Bay Harbour, Great Bay Beach features soft, sugary sand, palm trees and translucent blue waters set against a backdrop of rolling hills and rugged cliffs. While one could easily spend hours taking in the view and sunbathing (beach...
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Guavaberry is the local drink of St. Maarten (at least for the Dutch side). When leaving our cruise to get to the beach, I stopped there at this local bar just outside the port'S gates to buy one. Great taste! If you ever visit St. Maarten, you...
Airport Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
There's no way to accurately describe the feeling of the warm acceptance, and open armed welcome you receive when you arrive at Hilma's Windsor Castle. Hilma, originally from Dominica, greets you with an infectious smile and a genuine interest in...
Beacon Hill Road, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
The runway at Princess Juliana airport on Sint Maarten runs right to the beach, and you can get as up close and personal as you'd like with jetliners on approach. A couple of beach bars provide pleasant venues for watching, but to get the full...
Plage de Gouverneur, St Barthélemy
Gouverneur Beach, on the south side of St. Barths, offers good swimming and snorkeling conditions in a secluded location. This beautiful curve of white sand and turquoise waves is an island favorite, but it still offers a feeling of privacy and...
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