Things to do in St. Martin

Things to do in St. Martin

St. Martin is famous for its beaches and duty-free shopping, but another important thing prospective travellers should know is that this half-French, half-Dutch island is also the kind of place when one must try really hard to get bored. Even the apparently idling all-inclusive guests will find themselves driven to all kinds of activities, from the usual para-sailing and diving snorkelling sessions to golf and horse riding. Whether you are an adventurous backpacker or a luxury seeker, here c... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Dutch Caribbean

Short Guide to Dutch Caribbean

Despite their relative small size, the Dutch Antilles or Nedherland Antiles represent some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. They are located in the southern extremity of the Caribbean, right above the Venezuelan coast. The Dutch Antilles actually consist of only five islands: Curacao, Bonaire, St. Marteen, St Eustatius and Saba. Of these, Curacao, Bonaire and St. Marteen are very popular tourist destinations, while the other two smaller islands offer a more intimate experience and... [ read more ]

Guide to St. Martin Nightlife

Guide to St. Martin Nightlife

Despite it being one of the smaller Caribbean islands, St. Martin/St. Marteen experiences a thriving nightlife. The cruise ship docking on the island insure a constant flow of tourists, who are all anxious to explore this beautiful Caribbean island with a part creole, part French, part Dutch culture. St. Martin is well known for its bargain duty-free shops, but once these are closed tourists have no alternative but to try one the local restaurants, hit the dance floor for a crazy Caribbean p... [ read more ]

The Best of French Caribbean

The Best of French Caribbean

The French Caribbean sounds like a very exotic and sophisticated place to spend your vacation. These are the Caribbean islands that are most impregnated by French culture and where the French language is widely spoken. Officially, the French West Indies consist of St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. Each of these islands has its own attractions, culture and habits but Guadeloupe, Martinique and St. Martin are probably the most popular and regar... [ read more ]

Best Places to Shop in the Caribbean

Best Places to Shop in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a sea of opportunities when it comes to shopping. From local food markets where you can taste the most unusual fruits to the luxury boutiques that are similar to those in the big US cities, the Caribbean can offer the wandering shopaholic a total experience. Of course, this pretty much depends on your chosen destination. For example, do not expect to find an Armani boutique in the picturesque and little developed Dominica.  However, places like Barbados, Bahamas or St. Thom... [ read more ]