St Martin/St Maarten


Air France Expanding St Maarten Flights

More flights to caribbean hub By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is expanding its flights to St Maarten, the company announced this week. The new service will mean an additional flight on Saturdays between Paris and SXM Airport, increasing […]


St Martin’s Beach Bar Island

Above: Pinel Island (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell PINEL ISLAND — It isn’t an easy choice. Not here, not in the late morning sun with St Martin’s hills towering across the bay. Here on Pinel Island, there is […]


A Secret Hotel in St Martin

Above: Hotel L’Esplanade (All photos by Caribbean Journal) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — The palm trees know. You can see it in the way they shake, the way they wave in the wind in the late afternoon. They know […]


A Must-Visit Food Truck in St Martin

Above: the BM Snack food truck in St Martin (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ST MARTIN — It’s the doughy, crunchy, spicy wonder: the bokit, the famous street sandwich of the islands of Guadeloupe. But thanks to a […]

Enjoying Le Sand in St Martin

Above: the beach at Le Sand in St Martin (All photos by Caribbean Journal) It’s not really a secret — French St Martin has some seriously beautiful stretches of beach. Perched just off the waves at Nettle Bay in St Martin […]

Island Bites: At Sandy's in St Martin, Classic Creole Cooking

Above: Sandy’s Creole Cuisine in Marigot (All photos by CJ) Just at the edge of the ferry terminal in downtown Marigot, St Martin, you’ll find a cluster of tiny eateries. As with almost all of the restaurants in this Caribbean […]


At St Martin's Le Tastevin, the Art of the Memorable Meal

Above: the pistachio mousse at Le Tastevin (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Maybe it was the pistachio mousse dessert. Or perhaps it was earlier, with the duck ravioli. No, it was almost certainly the foie […]

Island Bites: St Martin's Le Soleil

Above: Le Soleil in Grand Case (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Every once in a while, you have that “wow” moment at a restaurant — when you take a bite, close your eyes and forget, for a […]

At the Grand Case Beach Club, the Art of the Beach Resort

Above: Grand Case Beach (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE — Bobbing in turquoise water, Ti’ Punch in hand on a shiny Sunday morning. It’s at moments like these when you’re reminded of those oft-repeated component parts […]


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