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Top-10 landmarks of Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) by CruiseBe
Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) is a unique Caribbean island. Its area is just about 100 sq. km. Nevertheless, the island is divided between France and the Netherlands. This Caribbean pearl offers you to visit two different countries with two different cultures. No matter where your cruise...
At the end of 2013, while visiting Nassau, I saw cruise ships for the first time in my life. At that very moment, I've got a dream to sail on a huge ocean liner among the small Caribbean islands. The dream came true only after a year and a half, when I stepped aboard the ship called "Horizon",...
Today I am going to review my trip to Marigot,  the French capital of the island. Of course, the "capital" sound's pretty dramatic. The town is home to just 5,700 residents, according to Wikipedia. The main attraction of the city is old Fort Louis. Here's a view of  Marigot and...
Today we will focus on turboprop aircrafts :) There were a lot of turboprops flying to SXM, in fact, they were the main traffic. WinAir and LIAT flew particularly often. I'll begin with the airline company, Air Antilles Express. I didn't manage to take normal pictures of it for a long time...
Let's continue admiring the narrow-bodied aircrafts of  Saint Maarten  (Narrow-Bodied Aircrafts of Saint Maarten. P.1)! Of course, the new design of AA is more modern, but I prefer the old one... American Airlines, B737-800, N822NN. Here's US Airways, B757-200, N201UU....
After wide-bodied aircrafts (Wide-Bodied Aircrafts of Saint Maarten) took-off from  Saint Maarten (Take-Offs Of SXM), I decided to show you some of the narrow-bodied aircrafts. I took a lot of pictures. There were 15 different airlines, and I'm sure you will enjoy some of their designs...
Today I'll show you the underwater inhabitants of  Saint Maarten . We were snorkeling mainly on  Maho Beach , and once we got on Pinel Island, next to Maho. Let's go! Or rather, let's swim :) Here's a couple swimming on their business. Here's the coral on ...
St. Martin  has a lovely butterfly farm, which definitely deserves attention from any and all nature lovers! Today I'll show you some pictures of the life of farm butterflies :) Here are themed paintings on the track leading to the farm. Beautiful flowers were all around. Here are...
Today I'll show you  Maho Beach from an unusual angle. Of course, you can find such photos on the internet, but there are far fewer than the number of photos of planes landing on this beach in Saint Maarten . We managed to climb high up the hill, and this view was our reward...
Today, I'll show you  Maho Beach from all sides and, I hope, I'll manage to show you at least a piece of the magnificent atmosphere in this sunny review. But to feel it completely, you need to go there! :) Well, let's start from the sea and the beach. This is a view of the famous...
I'll continue my story about  Saint Maarten 's natural world (Nature of Sint Maarten. P1). It was really pleasant - everything was bright, juicy and rich! How else can it be on a tropical island? :) In addition, Saint Maarten is very hilly, so every part of the...
This is the first part of my story about the natural world of  Saint Maarten . Let this unknown-to-science bird be the title photo of the review! At first I thought it was a hummingbird - it was very tiny, but for some reason, I had doubts. While driving toward  Maho Beach , we...
Today I'll show you wide-bodied aircrafts of SXM. Unfortunately, there wasn't a lot of them during my stay on  Saint Maarten island: - Air France, - KLM, - And I caught just one "roly poly" from Air Caraibes and US Airways (but there were many narrow-bodied U.S. aircrafts). I'll...
I'd like to share with you my first impressions of the magical island of  Saint Maarten . My first post will be a traditional report.  Here it is, Saint Maarten! You can see a strip of white sand - this is a beach called Mullet Bay, a pleasant place with tall, beautiful palm...
In this post, I want to show you one day of our Eastern Caribbean cruise. It was Wednesday January 7, 2015, the Eastern Caribbean Time was 07:30 a.m., location - aboard the cruise ship  Carnival Liberty . I woke up and went to the 11th deck while my family was still asleep. The weather was...
The island of  Saint Martin (the French part) - or  Saint Maarten (Dutch part) - is an island in the Caribbean Sea, in the Northern ridge of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. The island of Saint Martin is the smallest inhabited island in the world, simultaneously managed by two...
After striking out on our first day on the beach because I was tangibly sun-burnt, I decided to spend lunch-time taking a walking-tour around  Philipsburg – the capital of the Dutch part of the island… View of the first line – hotels, restaurants and bars: People walking back and forth...
The last stop on this cruise was at the  island of St. Maarten . This island is remarkable for tourists for three famous reasons: 1. Officially the island is divided into two parts, the upper part belongs to France, and the lower one is Dutch. In reality, there is no border, so you can...
We arrived at the port of  Maho Beach . We walked around the local shops. And aboard the liner. No rain or fog. Leaving the island of  St. Martin at 5 p.m. We really enjoyed Maho Beach, especially watching the planes land. However, we didn't have the same luck...
The island was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and named in honor of St. Martin. The northern part of  St. Martin  belongs to France and the southern part belongs to the Dutch government.   The French part of the island has French as its official language and the Euro as its...
So, we arrived on the French side of  St. Martin  island. It started raining again. The biggest historic monument on the island is Fort Louis, named after the King of France. We went to see it.  You can see the fort atop.  Of course, we also climbed up there....
After the tour around  St. Martin island, we took a taxi to Maho Beach . The  Princess Juliana International Airport was situated near that beach, with planes landing just over the heads of holiday-makers. Schedule of the planes’ arrival were written on a board on the beach...
St. Martin  is not only known for the airplanes that fly low over the beaches, but also the magnificent Caribbean Sea, with dozens of different beaches. We visited a few. Today, I'll show you the beaches that I managed to photograph in those rare moments when I did not take photos of the...