I dedicate this post to Saint Martin (or Saint Maarten) and Anguilla devastated by Irma hurricane that appeared in the beginning of September 2017. Since I went there for less than a week in January 2016, I am sharing some pictures from my trip.
For those who wonder why this Caribbean Island has two names, it simply is because it is divided between France (St.Martin) and the Netherlands (St.Maarten). It is actually the world smallest inhabited island divided between two nations. As for Anguilla, it can be reached by ferry from Marigot port.
Planes landing 20 meters above your head on the Maho Bay beach is one of the biggest tourist attractions. The arrival timetable is displayed at the beach bar “Sunset Bar”.
And that’s the power of a plane engine… It literally swipes you off your feet! I tried it myself, not really because I voluntarily wanted to but because I found myself standing in the wrong spot while the plane was taking off 🙂
We stayed at the Beach Hotel in Marigot (French part) that had a private beach.
Unfortunately, I was shoked and sad to see it on the news in this condition after the hurricane.
A 2-day trip to Anguilla and one of the most beautiful beaches ever seen at the Cap Juluca resort on Maundays Bay.
Upper Shoal Bay and endless white sand beaches.
We also took an excursion to the Sandy Island, situated just 30 min by boat from the Shoal Bay in Anguilla.
Just like people, the dogs on Saint Martin are also more chilled.
One of the most (if not THE most!) romantic dinners ever! The decor is perfect: just the beach, sunset, good food and the two of us 🙂 Le Calmos Café.
Can we have those momma’s BBQ ribs again ? 🙂 It was the best meal we have eaten in Saint Martin… BBQ ribs with creole rice and coleslaw by the beach, can you ask for more?
The inhabitants from the French part of the island say that “La vie est douce” (Life is sweet) in Saint Martin… I totally get their Caribbean way of life with no rush or stress as you get the sense of peace, freedom and hapiness. I really hope that Saint Martin and Anguilla will quickly recover after the Irma Hurricane as they deserve to be visited!