St Martin

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The island that is St Martin has a bit of a sorted history to say the least. Originally discovered in the early 1500’s, St Martin became a staging and plunder ground for pirates operating in the area. This would eventually come to an end as Spain took control. The island’s primary use was as a quarantine zone for the ill. The ravaging diseases of the time were taking their toll on Spain as a whole so they started moving all the sick to the island where they would eventually die and stop the spread of the disease. The island floated in limbo for many years after the fall of the Spanish empire until it was taken over privately by a religious organization that uses it currently.

Water Sports
There are no known water sports on the island as it is in private hands.

Island Diversity
The culture of the island is unknown as there is no native people for this area.

Activities
Unknown, island in private hands and not available to the public.

Amphibious Fun on St. Martin

Amphibious Fun on St. Martin

Whenever we visit the islands while on a cruise ship vacation we take advantage of every opportunity to see something new at each stop. I never understood why anyone would take a cruise that has several ports of call and decide to stay on the ship and not visit the island. Whether we’ve visited the island before or not, we are always enthusiastic about what we might see or learn from the people that live there. One trip not too long ago we were with some friends on a cruise and we let each person pick a tour they would [...]

Walk With The Butterflies On St. Martin

Walk With The Butterflies On St. Martin

With an international border cutting right through the island, St. Martin is certainly unique to not only the Caribbean, but also to the world. While the fine French cuisine, the fashion, the local culture, and the beautiful beaches offer so much, a trip to the Butterfly Farm on the island is an experience you will not want to miss. Described as unique, beautiful, and educational, this attraction is certainly worth your time to experience a special kind of Caribbean experience.
If you can imagine that, rather than walking down the beach, you are walking through a rain forest that is decorated [...]