Mar 01, 2018
By Valerie Massie
Last September, the popular Caribbean island destination of Saint-Martin lived through one of the worst events of its history with the passage of Hurricane Irma. The strength and violence of the storm surpassed any other in the recorded history of the island. Their tourism industry has been seriously shaken. Nevertheless, Saint-Martin is recovering at a great pace. Roads and beaches have been cleared. Many restaurants, bars and businesses together with some hotel rooms and a number of guest houses and villa rentals are all now reopened. Princess Juliana Airport is again open for direct flights.
So as this lovely destination increasingly gets up and running again, now is the time to start planning to return. Here are just some of the reasons why you can enjoy yourself in Saint Martin whilst helping the island get back on its feet again…
There are 37 sandy beaches with turquoise water on a compact 100 square kilometer island. The island is cooled by the trade winds year round, generating temperatures averaging 27 Celsius for both land and sea. There are great day excursions to neighboring islands. Land activities include hiking, zip lining, biking, and even creating your own fragrance. Choose from water activities such as surfing, wind surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, kayaking, sailing, boating, deep sea fishing, snorkeling and diving.
And if all that isn’t enough, Saint Martin is a culinary hot spot too, combining Caribbean island traditions and fabulous local ingredients with great European savoir-faire. Restaurants offer unique French, International and Caribbean flavours in spicy yet refined dishes.
So check out their website at www.stmartinisland.org and see how this Caribbean gem is bouncing back stronger and better than ever!