Follow Me Around – St. Maarten/St. Martin

In May 2017, I had the chance to visit this wonderful island. Located in the Caribbean, this island is very unique in the fact that, although it is so small,  it is split down the middle into two different sides: the Dutch side, and the French Side (hence the two different names in the title of this post). For some context, I visited this island with my boyfriend for a week, and we stayed at a little condo on the water we found through AirBnB (not sponsored, just thought some of you might wonder). For this post, I’ve decided to keep the words to a minimum and let the photos do the talking. I hope you enjoy my visit to Sint Maarten/St. Martin!

The Dutch Side:

This is where the nightlife is. If partying is your thing, you will want to stay on this side of the island. There are some cool bars and clubs in this area. This is also where we found some of our favourite beaches on our trip.

FullSizeRender-3.jpg

FullSizeRender-2.jpg

IMG_7964.jpg

IMG_7996.JPG

IMG_7951.JPG

 

IMG_7992.JPG

The port in Phillipsburg (capital of the Dutch side) is a popular cruise stop

IMG_7962.JPG

IMG_7961.JPG

Philipsburg has cobblestone streets and colorful, colonial-style buildings lining its Front Street shopping area.

FullSizeRender-2.jpgIMG_8066.JPG

They also have the infamous airport beach on this side of the island, which is a big tourist attraction – they even have flight times streaming on a television in the nearby bars.

IMG_8037.JPG

 

The French Side:

This is where we stayed, it is the quieter side of the island, but from what we found this side was a lot more focused on the culinary and historical aspects of the island, with tons of delicious cheap-eats as well as very impressive higher end restaurants.

IMG_8300.JPGIMG_8301.JPGIMG_8303.JPGIMG_8335.JPGIMG_8225.JPGIMG_8229.JPGIMG_8292.JPG

One of the best dinners we had on the island. This was in Grand Case, which has a strip of wonderful restaurants on the water.

IMG_8018.jpg

There is absolutely no filter on this picture – best sunset I’ve ever witnessed

IMG_7919.JPG

Have you guys ever visited St. Martin? If not, would you visit?

Advertisements

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Your pictures paint a wonderful picture. Nice shots. And yes, visiting would be a nice experience of food and culture.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful Pictures of a Beautiful Island. I have been there twice on a cruise, and I would love to go back

    Like

  3. My wife and I would love to travel to St. Maarten/St. Martin. it’s one of the destinations we have talked about in the past. Thanks for the pictures. Just wondering did you see any effects of the hurricane last year? Did they recover sufficiently?

    Like

    1. We actually went in May, and Hurricane Irma (which I’m assuming is the one you’re referring to) didn’t affect the island until September. We are interested in going back at some point this year, and from what I’ve read, they are mostly up and running now! I would totally recommend the island, it’s beautiful!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s