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House hunting in St. Martin

A half-French, half-Dutch island - offers two different cultures in one vacation destination. There are no customs checks on the border between the two sides, so you are free to travel freely throughout the island.

The French side, St. Martin, is quiet and refined...with gorgeous white beaches, French cuisine, and sophisticated resorts. St. Martin's capital, Marigot, is also a great place for shopping or testing the creole dishes at the local bistros.

The Dutch side, St. Maarten, is a great place for people who like to participate in lots of activities....from snorkeling and waterskiing, to tennis and golf. St. Maarten's capital is Philipsburg, which bustles with duty-free shopping, quality dining and an active nightlife including numerous casinos.

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  • Pros:Great food and beaches. Shopping!!!!
  • Cons:Bad roads.
  • Last visit to Netherlands Antilles: Feb 2000
  • Intro Written Sep 2, 2002
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“Too many places to see, too little time (especially now that I have toddlers)”

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