St Martin is a dual nation island owned by France and the Netherlands but located in the Caribbean region.
Anyone who has ever been there will waste no time in telling you that it is a little slice of heaven right here on earth with its beautiful aqua waters, golden white sands, and fresh green rainforests.
If you are ever lucky enough to take a trip there, here are some of the things you should do if you want to spice up your vacation and make it more exciting:
Take a Deep Dive
Even if you aren’t a certified diver, you can explore the Caribbean’s underwater world when you visit St Martin.
Thanks to SNUBA, which allows wannabe divers to sample the sport by being tethered to a dive tank and a qualified diving partner, giving you a glimpse into the marine life of the island.
Get Ready to Take Flight
Take a trip to Loterie Farm, which is perched near the top of Pic Paradis – the highest point on St Martin.
Where you can ride a zip-line above the tree line, giving you unparalleled views of the island below and making your adrenaline pump like it never has before.
Fall in Love with Fort Louis
Fort Louis is the biggest historical monument on the island.
It is perched on high ground above the Marigot and offers spectacular views all the way to Anguilla when the weather is fine.
The fort was built to defend Marigot in 1767, and it still looks extremely imposing today.
Be Surrounded by Butterflies
If you love butterflies, you won’t want to miss out on a trip to The Butterfly Farm, where you will be surrounded by the beautiful creature during the 20-minute tour.
You’ll see species you’ve never seen before and learn more about the lives of these delicate little critters.
Check Out the Local Wildlife
St Maarten Zoological Park is a great place to visit if you want to know about the exotic creatures that have made the island their home.
You’ll see colorful parrots and macaws, which fry freely around the park, and you’ll be able to feed some of the animals, many of whom will treat you like a new best friend and follow you around all day!
Sail the Seven Seas
Or the area around the island at least.
There are regular boat trips which will take you on a tour of the island, taking in the sights of the sea (the sea turtles are a particular highlight.)
Stop off at nearby Anguilla or Prickly Pear Cay for a refreshing glass of rum and an impromptu barbecue lunch.
Sample the Seafood
One of the benefits of being on an island is that you have regular access to the freshest seafood, so be sure to sample the fresh fish and lobsters on offer at restaurants like The Greenhouse.
While you’re sunning it up in St Lucia be sure to enjoy it all with a rum cocktail.
Have you been to St Lucia? What were the highlights of the trip for you?