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Made in St. Maarten
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Awaken and nourish your five senses by exploring authentic tropical flavors from both cultural sides of St. Martin. Your island tour around St. Martin includes a French Caribbean cooking demonstration, a visit to a rum producing company with a tasting, a visit to an authentic island perfumery and free time on the beach. Start with a scenic drive in our air-conditioned tour bus through the rolling landscape uncovering the charm and highlights of the Dutch side and continue across the border to the French side. Visit Toppers locally crafted rum shop. You’ll be fascinated by the century old tradition of creating flavored rum using tropical fruits, spices and other aromatics. Free tastings are also part of this fun experience. Continue on to the islands only working perfumery “Tijon” where you’ll receive a guided tour on the French fine art of traditional perfume making. A Master Perfumer will reveal the secrets of perfume creation. Peruse the small fragrance museum and request product samples.
Next is the highlight of the tour, a French Caribbean cooking demonstration at Grand Case Restaurant. Grand Case is also known as the Caribbean Culinary Capital. A reputable French chef will demonstrate several cooking methods and recipes typical of the French Caribbean. Using local ingredients and spices of the region, a variety of dish samples will be created for you to try in a picturesque ocean setting on one of the most beautiful beaches in St. Martin. You’ll have approximately an hour to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Traveling to Orient Bay lookout point, hailed as the "French Riviera of the Caribbean" time permitting you can take a photo of the panoramic scenes which includes St Bart’s.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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