So it turns out that St. Maarten doesn't just have great people... they have a few great beaches too! I'm assuming nobody remembered or even read last week's post, so I figured I mention a few of the key facts again.
The island has over 70km of coastline, has 37 beaches, and as I mentioned last week, is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. St. Maarten features some of the world’s finest seascapes. From unspoiled, quiet shores to lively hubs of activity (with plenty of places to buy stuff... trust me, there are places to buy stuff everywhere and we found all of them), every single one of St. Maarten’s beaches is totally unique and reflects the rich diversity of the island itself. The 37 beaches on the island are so beautiful, they rank among the finest in the Caribbean. There's plenty of water activities to participate in, from diving, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and fishing... or if hanging out on the beach and basking in the sun is more your style, you can do that too. There's something for everyone and although we spent a lot of time playing in the ocean and laying in the sun, we found time to go diving, snorkeling and even swam with the dolphins in Anguilla. I highly suggest making the day trip Anguilla if you ever find yourself in St. Maarten. Not only is it another country with beautiful beaches and really good food, but it's another place to buy stuff and apparently this family will never pass up an opportunity to shop.
I've got to admit, as relaxing and fun as laying on the beach was, I enjoyed taking pictures of it even more. So here are some of my favorite beach pics from the island. Hope you enjoy!