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SAINT MARTIN S


aint Martin is a small island of 37 square miles and a thousand facets. It is so


rich and contrasted that it allows each individual to find ‘more than elsewhere’… Land of diversity, the ‘Friendly


Island’, as it is dubbed, counts more than one hundred nations inviting you to share the landscapes, culture and fine cuisine. Saint Martin’s sounds, colours, and aromas will keep your senses going throughout your island holiday. From its quiet sunsets, to its addictive nightlife Saint Martin is a promise of unending pleasure.


Saint Martin Tourist Office: 10 rue Pergolèse, 75116 Paris, France T: 00 33 1 53 29 99 99 E: paris@iledesaintmartin.org W: stmartinisland.org iledesaintmartin


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What’s New? Ever wanted to fly? Then Fly Board is the new activity you need to try in Saint Martin!


The authenticity of its market ESSENTIALS


Size: 37 sq miles Currency: Euro/US$/guilder/florin Population: 70,000 Language: English, French, Dutch Main City: Marigot Dish of the Day: Conch & Dumplings


place in Marigot and the numerous shops will seduce you! Your stay on our island will leave an imprint in your senses and will urge you to return and succumb to our Caribbean charms. A watersports and hiking paradise, Saint Martin caters to your body; a land of poets and artists, Saint Martin caters to your soul. Stroll along the busy street of Grand-Case by night and treat your palate to an array of various delicious cuisines from high-end French gastronomy to the all so-savoury Caribbean traditional dishes! Because we are mindful to offer


you the best, you will indeed find ‘more than elsewhere’ here…


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Breakfast at one of the lolos made up of our traditional Journey Cakes with salt fish and a good bush tea. Visit Fort St Louis overlooking the Marigot marina and do a bit of shopping in the luxurious boutiques of our capital.


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For lunch, head to the Loterie Farm at the foot of Pic Paradis, the highest point on the island and home to the only tropical forest on Saint Martin. Loterie Farm is a peaceful green haven, with hiking and zip lining trails as well as a natural spring-fed pool.


Next stop would be Tijon Parfumerie where you can create your own perfume from 330 essential oils in the boutique.


Finish off the day by watching the sun set on Grand Case’s white sand beach and dance to the sounds of one of the many bands playing in the restaurants there.


ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES A


collection of 32 idyllic islands and cays, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)


offers a taste of the unspoilt Caribbean of yester-year and an opportunity to explore an eclectic mix of paradise islands. There are nine inhabited islands: St Vincent, Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau,Union Island, Palm Island and Petit St Vincent, each offer their own unique character and charm. St Vincent, the largest of the


St. Vincent & The Grenadines Tourist Office: 10 Kensington Court, London,W8 5DL T: 020 7937 6570 E: svgtourismeurope@aol.com W: discoversvg.com DiscoverSVG @DiscoverSVG discoversvg


What’s New? A real game changer early next year is the opening of the Argyle International airport, allowing direct flights


islands, is home to lush rainforests, striking waterfalls, an active volcano and an exciting restaurant and bar scene offering authentic delicacies and of course, plenty of different places to lime. Boasting one of the longest barrier


reefs in the whole of the Caribbean, SVG is a diver’s paradise with each island offering a diverse and unique range of marine life. The Tobago Cays Marine Park, home to the green and hawksbill turtles, is a unique protected environment where visitors can swim freely with these beautiful sea creatures. From dramatic nature trails, beautiful secluded beaches and roadside rum shops to sumptuous private villas and luxury boutique


hotels, island hopping in St Vincent and the Grenadines offers an unforgettable journey of discovery where visitors can create their own Caribbean paradise.


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St Vincent and the Grenadines is spoilt with natural beauty and has some of the best hotels in the region. One of my favourite islands is Petit St Vincent which is an ideal starting point as you can totally unwind and relax on what feels like your


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own private island. There are great activities on offer at Palm Island such as cycling round the island, enjoying a picnic on one of the beaches there and it is one of the best bases to


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explore the Tobago Cays (the best snorkelling area in the SVG). From Palm Island fly to St Vincent, the largest island in the chain and


ESSENTIALS


Size: 133 sq miles, 18 miles by 11 miles wide Currency: EC dollar Population: 109,022 Main City: Kingstown, St. Vincent Local Beer: Hairoun Dish of the Day: Jackfish and Breadfruit


known locally as the mainland, for great hiking, the botanical gardens, waterfalls, dolphin watching and fantastic snorkelling and diving. You can easily visit the charming island of Bequia for the day, a must-see if staying in the region; or to


Mustique, it’s long been a favourite of the Royals.


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