Caribbean Islands - St-Martin/Sint Maarten (PDF Chapter)
This is the St-Martin/Sint Maarten chapter from Lonely Planet’s Caribbean Islands guidebook.
The world’s smallest area of land divided into two nations, this half-French, half-Dutch is-land’s fascinating cultural mix incorporates a rich African heritage and 120 different nationalities speaking 80-plus languages, giving rise to some of the finest cuisine in the Caribbean.
- fly through the treetops on a zipline or lounge in a cabana by Loterie Farm’s spring-fed pool
- bottle your own rum as part of a behind-the-scenes tour of Topper’s distillery in Simpson Bay
- hop on a boat for a day of snorkeling and sunbathing on the tiny islet of Îlet Pinel off St-Martin’s northeast coast
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sint Maarten, Philipsburg, Simpson Bay, St-Martin, Marigot, Terres Basses, Friar’s Bay, Grand Case, Anse Marcel, Orient Beach, Oyster Pond, Un-derstand St-Martin/Sint Maarten, History, Culture, Landscape & Wildlife, Survival Guide.
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