Little Europe in The Carribbean

Saint Martin Travel Blog

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Flight to St Martin
St. Martin had allot of diversities. It's like little Europe in the Carribbean. There are so many different nationalites living harmoniously together.
The Airport as well as the Cruise ships are situated on the Dutch side of the island. Along with the Casinos, Nightclubs and lots of shopping in the town of Phillipsburg. The main street had scores of shops with gorgeous jewelery as the most popular item to buy, along with lots of souvineer shops.  And then you pass through a hotel lobby or a restuarant from the main street after shopping, to the beach! It's great to sit at one of the many restuarants and people-watch as people stroll by on the cement walkway that paralells the beach.
View of St Martin from the airplane
And looking out, you see the beautiful blue-green water and all types of watersports going on!
As well as massages on the beach!
 A short 30-45 minutes drive {depending on traffic} and you reach the French Side, where the famous Orient Beach lies. What a great place to spend the day, soaking up sun! You can rent a chair and an umbrella and get a free drink for about $18. There are so many restuarants, you have your pick of where to have lunch as well as Tiki bars, too!
 
I stayed around the Grand Case Beach area, and that was a nice, quiet secluded beach! In tourist season {winter} on Tuesday nights, they block off the main street in Grand Case at night and have music, food and shops and tables lined up with the locals selling their items....jewelery, paintings, etc. The best places to eat are the casual "LoLos"... which are local spots that offer the best grilled chicken, ribs and seafood! The food is so tasty and inexpensive!
The island is a bit expensive, and commercialized, but there is allot of beauty to be seen and the people are wonderful! I dropped some cash as I was walking past a restuarant/bar called the "Blue Martini" and a very nice girl who worked there, came after me to ask if I had dropped something! Now that's HONEST! I hadn't even realized it! I would highly reccommend that place for sure!

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maka77 says:
thanks for sharing the pictures, I visited the neighbour island. Not only for the name "St. Martin" I need to go there myself :-)
Posted on: Apr 13, 2008
bugjuice says:
Its a been a few years since I've been there...thanks for the pictures
Posted on: Apr 13, 2008
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Flight to St Martin
Flight to St Martin
View of St Martin from the airplane
View of St Martin from the airplane
Landing in St Martin
Landing in St Martin
Inside the Airport Terminal
Inside the Airport Terminal
LoLos are local restaurants in G…
"LoLos" are local restaurants in …
Grand-Case Street on Tuesday nights
Grand-Case Street on Tuesday nights
Locals selling their items
Locals selling their items
Meeting My First TravBuddy
Meeting My First TravBuddy
Bad Hair Day
Bad Hair Day
Holding a BIG Lobster
Holding a BIG Lobster
Orient Beach
Orient Beach
TravBuddy - Steve
TravBuddy - Steve
Divi Resort
Divi Resort
Me driving the boat...
Me driving the boat...
...and scaring the passengers!
...and scaring the passengers!
Smile on Orient Beach
Smile on Orient Beach
Court House
Court House
Grand-Case Beach
Grand-Case Beach
Runway....leaving St Martin
Runway....leaving St Martin
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