This tour provides an excellent overview of the smallest island in the Caribbean that's shared by two nations. Travel from one country to the other and see the both the Dutch and French influences dating back to 1648. The Dutch arrived first in 1631 looking for wood to make repairs. You'll drive from today's modern Dutch capital of Philipsburg past the Great Salt Pond, which served to make the island 'worth its salt' attracting the French.
On the way to the French side, you’ll pass the Border Monument. Between 1948 and 1816, this border changed 16 times. You'll drive through the French capital of Marigot with its quaint charm, before stopping at one of the islands popular beaches on Orient Bay. Here you'll have approximately 1 1/2 hours to enjoy the sun and sand. You are on your own to do as you please.
Need to Know:
Note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Please do not leave personal belongings unattended. Beaches in St. Maarten are European-style, clothing-optional beaches.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.