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Five Great Things to Do in St. Martin

There are actually two territories making up the tiny island of St. Martin, a Dutch side (Sint Maarten) and a French side (St. Martin). Like many Caribbean locations, St. Martin is a beautiful place to find rest and relaxation amongst the luxurious sun and surf. When you are ready to take a break from your […]

Your Caribbean Vacation: Why Rent a Private Villa?

Villa Etolie de Mer – St. Martin

If you want to experience the ultimate private getaway, then consider renting a villa. Many people book rooms in large hotels, thinking that they’ll experience the height of luxury, only to find themselves disappointed with the lack of privacy, or by simply feeling restricted in a […]

Grand Case – Gourmet Dining on St. Martin


Why is Grand Case considered one of the highlights of St. Martin? On the natural side, it may be for the sandy beach, nearby rolling countryside and wonderful bay. On the man-made side, the attractions are its combination of world-class dining that bring gourmands from near and far, along with its fine collection […]

St. Martin/Maarten Fishing Excursions

The coastline of St. Martin/Maarten with its many bays, inlets and offshore deep waters all provide a variety of fishing opportunities easily accessible through the established big game fishing operators here. Big fish that you might be able to reel in off St. Martin/Maarten include marlin, tuna or wahoo, and there’s also yellowtail snapper and […]

French St. Martin’s Art and Gallery Scene

(courtesy – Roland Richardson Gallery)

Shopping for island artists is a highlight for travelers in the know to French St. Martin, where local gallery owners and artists exhibit some of the most vivid and collectible work in the Caribbean. You can come across the best at such locations as Grand Case and Marigot, where […]

Caribbean Windsurfing: Catching the Breezes from Cabarete to Aruba

Windsurfing’s come a long way since its early years as an offshoot of the surfing movement, and nowadays entire beach towns and small resorts are geared to the windsurfing lifestyle. Frequent favorable wind and water conditions at some island locations make windsurfing a popular sport option at many all-inclusives, but the best year-round winds attract […]

Caribbean Villa Rentals: Caribbean Classics and New Retreats


Different villa style accommodations make this most exclusive of hideaway options even more alluring to those seeking ultimate privacy and luxury in a Caribbean setting. The available locations and choice in the villa market have continued to expand even in a turbulent global economy, with longtime favorites finding new fans and […]

5 Great St. Martin/Maarten Activities

Wherever you decide to base yourself on either side of St. Martin/Maarten, you can plan a visit that allows you to either relax or be active without going far, or you can take off to experience other sides that offer something completely different. It’s an easily traveled island internally, so you may want to consider […]

Riding Round the Caribbean: Horseback Living, Island Style

Horses were always part of the Caribbean way of life, and nowadays there are still great opportunities to experience the equestrian lifestyle from one island to the next with plenty of variety along the way. Nowadays, if you’re interested in horses and the role they still play in island life, you can either do it […]

Silversea Cruises to the Caribbean’s Finest Hideaways

courtesy – Silversea

The Silversea cruise experience embraces the most advanced onboard luxuries and amenities along with transporting the traveler to the most remote and magical of the Caribbean’s ports of call. Between February and May this year, you can escape from the larger world to such small and tranquil points as Grenada, St. […]