Sint Maarten / Saint Martin

The first stop on our cruise was St. Maarten. Half of the island belongs to the Netherlands and the other half belongs to France. We explored both.  It was amazing to see how the cultures changed just by crossing a line. The signage, customs, language, and everything else changed from English to French.

We took a guided tour by Bernard’s Tours. Our first stop was at Oyster Pond where a random guy would swim out and grab random animals from the ocean. It was really cool!

On the island, there are no snakes, but there are random iguanas everywhere! We stopped at the side of the road to feed a few.

We also stopped at Orient Beach, which was amazing and the French capital Marigot.

Our final stop was Maho Beach. It has been featured on numerous television shows as one of the world’s most dangerous airports. That’s because the runway ends right at a beach. Watching the planes take off and land was definitely the most thrilling part of the vacation!

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