Do you know that the St Martin island is the world’s smallest land area that is divided into two countries? Well, technically not countries, since the Netherlands owns Sint Maarten and France owns the other half, Saint Martin.
The French part is known for its beaches, colourful buildings, and markets. Capital Marigot is the focal point of the country. The 18th-century ruins of Fort St. Louis is the major highlight in the city. The Marigot market is another place to explore. The beautiful white-sand Orient Beach is one of the best (if not the best) in St Martin with great snorkelling opportunities. The small town of Grand Case is another beach destination in the country. Plenty of water-sports activities also draw tourists.
Though the French side lacks the vibrancy of the Dutch side, St Martin is still a great destination to experience the Caribbean atmosphere. Book a trip today!
The 18th-century ruins of Fort St. Louis is the major highlight of St Martin’s capital Marigot.