Start Your Engine: The Benefits of Renting a Car in Saint Martin2018-04-03
St. Martin truly is a destination that stands out not only from other islands in the Caribbean, but from all other destinations in the world. In addition to the beaches, nightlife, and cuisine that make so many Caribbean islands so popular among tourists, St. Martin is truly unique in that it is split — one side under French (St. Martin) control and one side under Dutch (Sint Maarten) — making it the world’s smallest inhabited island split between two nations. And with the islands of Anguilla and St. Barts just a short ferry ride away, a visit to St. Martin is like a visit to four destinations in one.
As many other nearby Caribbean islands, St. Martin is world-renowned for her beaches. Both the French side and the Dutch side boast some of the most famous beaches in the world, and no visit to the island would be complete without vising as many as possible. From St. Martin’s Grand Case Beach, Orient Beach, Baie Rouge, to Sint Maarten’s Cupecoy Beach and Simpson Bay Beach, there’s no shortage of places to put your feet in the sand.
Food is a big deal on St. Martin, and fine restaurants can be found scattered throughout the island. Fresh-caught seafood and French-Creole cuisine influence much of the island’s fare, but that’s not all you’ll find here…far from it. Fine eateries like La Villa Restaurant and Bistrot Caraibes, among others, are ideal for tantalizing you taste buds with some of the finest meals you’ll find anywhere. And while Downtown Philipsburg in Sint Maarten may be known as the best place to find jewelry on the island, but it’s also one of the best places to eat. However, whatever you do, don’t leave without trying the local signature Guavaberry Rum.
The island of St. Martin has a story to tell, and the local residents are excited to share that story with visitors. For those interested in learning more about the island and her inhabitants, the Museum of Saint Martin is the place for you. And if you want to see some remnants of St. Martin’s early days up close, a visit to Fort Louis or Fort Amsterdam is a fascinating experience.
And for all the movie buffs out there (especially Star Wars enthusiasts), no trip to St. Martin would be complete without a visit to Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit.
Another thing St. Martin, particularly Sint Maarten, is known for its nightlife. And when it comes to nightlife, there’s something for everyone: from nightclubs like The Greenhouse to piano bars like Soprano’s and The Red Piano to casinos like Rouge Noire and Paradise Plaze, there’s always fun to be had in this topical island paradise, day or night.
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