Day 3 Island: Sint Maarten (Dutch)/Saint-Martin (French) Known as: The Friendly Island, "Land of Salt" & the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean Popular Spot: Maho Beach for airplane watching Known for: being the island with a unique status..... one landmass divided between two nations Shopping: TAX FREE - Lacoste (Marigot), Michael Kors, Hublot, Pandora (Phillipsburg) Currency: Dutch - Antillean Guilder, French - Euros Status: the island was severely destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017 but they're rebuilding slowly but surely. It's still a beautiful destination. Interesting Facts:
Law enforcement on the Dutch side aren't allowed to enter the French side and vice versa.
Most people have two cellphones; one Dutch and the other French that's because if you make a call to the Dutch side from the French side it's considered an international call.
There is no physical barrier between the two. You can freely drive around the entire island, which is 88km².
Over 300 restaurants & 110 Nationalities
The Club Orient Resort is the only nudist beach resort on the island and is located at Orient Bay, French W.I.
View overlooking Marigot, Capital of Saint-Martin, French W.I
Cutest lil’ bakery
Maho Beach – Princess Julianna Airport
Carousel Gelateria Bar – Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten