St Martin Holidays - Caribbean Holidays
- By Greg Rose -
- May 22, 2009
St Martin holidays
St Martin, a unique Caribbean island part owned by the Dutch and the French, is a delightfully sedate and tranquil place to visit, the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. With the best of both cultures, packed into a gorgeous Caribbean location there's something here for everyone to enjoy.
There are a total of 36 beaches in St Martin. Grand Case Beach is a gourmet hot spot. Around the beach you'll come across amazing barbeque shacks serving wonderful fresh meat and succulent grilled lobster. There are many diving expeditions on offer in Grand Case so pop your snorkelers on and go for a dip in the crystal clear waters.
If you've often dreamed of taking to the skies in a helicopter than dream no more for St Martin has a helicopter trip that will whisk you away to nearby St Barts, the famous holiday zone of the rich and famous, enabling you to sample the high-life in more ways than one.
The Dutch area of St Martin is a little busier than the French side with many great duty-free shops to stroll through. Spend time in the casinos and enjoy yourselves in the bustling bars the city has to offer. The area of Marigot is definitely a place to see, full of shops, boutiques and an excellent Wednesday to Saturday daytime market.
For a little bit of action, hit Orient Beach where you can take part in windsurfing, a popular pastime for the local denizens.
What To Do
There is no other place to start than the sumptuous white sand beaches, of which there are 38 on this Virgin travel destination. Shopping enthusiasts can enjoy duty free treats in Marigot, while art galleries and museums are not in short supply either. The casinos are another welcome distraction, while day trips to smaller islands can feel like hopping from one mini-paradise to another.
Where To Eat
Saint Martin is renowned as the best places for food in the entire Caribbean, with more than 400 restaurants to choose from. Great examples of this come in the shape of Mark's Place, which services Creole cuisine, and local favourite Lee's. Busby's and the Sunset Beach Bar are nice for Virgin travellers wanting to eat in front of the rolling waves.
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