Planning your 2014 holiday? Love the Caribbean? Looking for something different? St. Martin is in the heart of the Caribbean Arc. It is North of Barbados and Antigua and South of the British Virgin Islands.
This infographic explains all you need to know about the St. Martin, the best Caribbean island to visit in 2014. It includes a list of the essential travel information you need to know about including the languages spoken on the island, the airports, the nationalities on the island, electricity voltage and sockets, the time zone from GMT, international dialling codes and the currency accepted on the island.
St. Martin has plenty to see and do on both land and sea. Designer shopping in Marigot, the capital town on the French side of the island, is a very pleasant way to spend a morning and there are some wonderful boutique districts as well as the Le West Indies Mall. Spa lovers will be spoilt at the multiple award winning La Samanna Resort and Spa.
For those looking for a day trip and who love scenery and the natural environment, one of the best views is at Pic Paradis, the highest point of the island. Loterie Farm is one of the best kept secrets on the island and renting one of only eleven exclusive cabanas is the preferred option for many. With beautiful tropical forest scenery, there is even a zip line for the more adventurous.
The Caribbean’s only butterfly farm is on St. Martin and it is spellbinding with all the brightly colours butterflies from around the world. Those looking for the picturesque village with authentic charm should visit Grand Case and stop for a gourmet lunch.
St. Martin is ideal for beach lovers as it has 37 beaches and there is a huge variety of water-sports including the more unusual like the Flyboard and the Hawaian Canoe. It is also a great location for a spot of island hopping and a day trip to St. Barth’s is the perfect option. The island is full of restaurants and we highlight some of the fine French dining available.
2014 is the optimum year to visit as there are a huge number of events from the famous Billfish Tournament to Carnival, The Heineken Regatta to the FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show.
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