"Our Visit to the Friendly Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Sint Maarten by cjg1
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I have been to this island several times when I was in the Navy and finally got the chance to visit as a civilian. The island was one of the ports on our Caribbean cruise on the Emerald Princess. Liz and I spent the day exploring Philipsburg, shopping, enjoying some food, wandering the beaches and people watching. It was a beautiful day; sunny and warm with a nice breeze. We had a perfect day on the island and look forward to our return.
The island is divided; one part Dutch (St. Maarten) the other side French (St. Martin). The Dutch side of the island is 16 square miles and the French side is larger with 21 square miles. Both sides of the island live in harmony today but it wasn't always the case.
Now the island is a tourist Mecca with visitors flooding into the Dutch capitol of Philipsburg and the French capitol of Marigot. The beautiful beaches, fine weather, good food and shopping make it a tourist dream come true.
With 37 beaches with gorgeous water and sand; St. Maarten is a beach lovers paradise. The lush greenery of the island makes for a beautiful contrast to the turquoise color of the waters. It's very easy to understand how people can spend their entire trip at the beach or on the water...it's that heavenly.
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