Trip to St Martin – SXM

St Martin aka “SXM”. The union between France and The Netherlands … It’s not a french island, nor a dutch one neither. A multinational and multicultural island.

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My journey started under a grey scottish sky to a stopover in a cold Paris and another one in a tropical heat in Point à Pitre to end in Grand Case and enjoy a sunset from a high point of view!
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Discovery of Orient Bay under the clouds but it didn’t last long to be able to enjoy the warm colors of Friar’s Bay.

Philipsburg, the dutch capital, and a short stop at Maho Beach, THE touristic attraction with Juliana airport just litteraly just behind the beach. Wee stop in Mullet Bay with its beautiful beach behind a golf court.

A cruise on a catamaran with Scoobi Doo. A day to explore Tintamare Island, a an uninhabited island off the northern tip of St Martin with a splendid underwater marine life and then sailing to Rendezvous Bay, one of Anguilla’s world renowned white sand beaches. Such a great relaxing day!

Pic Paradis walk up to highest spot of St Martin (424m) to enjoy a great scenery. Then lunch “on the beach” to end a day trying to catch a sunset! Unfortunately missed but Gallisbay was beautiful at that time of the day!

A ride on a jetski in the morning at Jet Extreme on Nettle Bay and a walk at Trou David.

Next to Trou David you can find ruins of a former 5* hotel “La Belle Creole” devastated by a hurricane. The hotel was meant to be bought again and renovated but that never happened. It’s now more a squat and been sacked.

Tropical Storm alert day … Wee wander in Grand Case (where a flea market was meant to be but cancelled due to high winds …)

Gallion Bay, the beach is surrounded by a coral reef ind the calmest crystal clear waters on the island. It is also a popular hangout for surfing, kite-boarding, and windsurfing enthusiasts!

Two early morning days to try to get the best sunrise over the sea on Orient Bay … but on both days clouds decided to stay over Green Cay.

Once again, a huge thank you to my cousin Cyrille and Magali 🙂

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