Fun in the Sun – St. Maarten

IMG_20170405_105659

In March we took a cruise in the Caribbean waters, and one of the destinations on the itinerary was St. Maarten. I didn’t know what to expect about it simply because I didn’t know much about the island, and haven’t interacted with anyone who has previously been.

Upon docking, I immediately realized that this was my kind of place! This beautiful island smelled and looked like Paradise. Turned out that it is only 34 sq. miles in total, and we were told that it can be explored (by way of driving) in about 2-3 hours, so renting a car and doing exactly that made sense.

IMG_20170405_143813

The Southern Half of the island is Dutch (part of the Kingdom of Netherlands), and the northern half is French; it was interesting to see how 2 different cultures can fit and be friends on 1 (somewhat) small island. As far as language….well, seemed like everyone agreed on English, ha.

Below you’ll see what we captured during our drive around the island. It was an unforgettable experience, and I can’t wait to go back!

IMG_20170405_083213

IMG_20170405_102435

How about that view?!?! Incredible waters, I could stare at them for days.

IMG_20170405_102816

IMG_20170405_104831

IMG_20170405_102213

For a port town, I was impressed with how clean Philipsburg was. There were plenty of tourists walking around, and some street noise, which was normal…but it seemed like things were under control, compared to other port cities I’ve visited before.

IMG_20170405_162748

IMG_20170405_162707

IMG_20170405_095357

Below is the famous Maho Beach, where the airplanes fly extremely low over beach-goers, at landing or take off. It was fun to watch, but the downside is the airplane’s fuel smell, which spoils the beach experience.

IMG_20170405_110814

IMG_20170405_070257

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s