Travel By Fingertip...St. Maarten

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Points of Interest In St. Maarten

St. Maarten, the Dutch side of this Caribbean island, is an active mixture of modern commercialism and unspoiled tropical beauty. Alas, we have to report that the island's one time European mystique has been diminished in recent years. One can choose to tour the island by car or lazily enjoying many of the glorious beaches.
St. Maarten's capital port city bustles with shoppers and travelers from the many cruise ships that dock here. We recommend spending a few hours exploring the harbour area on foot.
St. Maarten Museum
This 18th Century West Indian House, recently restored almost to its original form, houses a collection of Caribbean folklore and historical artifacts. ADDRESS: Front St.
Cyrus W. Wathey Square
Philipsburg's central hub of activity and situated on the port of the Great Bay.
Town Hall
Built in 1793, this structure once served as Philipsburg's central jail and then later as the fire station. At present, it serves as the city's Town Hall and Post Office.
Guana Bay Point
A spot along the coastline for panoramic views of St. Barts and other off-shore islands.
Oyster Pond
A border point where, according to legend, a Frenchman and Dutchman paced in opposite directions in order to specify the island's territorial separation.
St. Maarten Jubilee Library
Large, multi-lingual collection of books and periodicals in a ceiling fan/open garden atmosphere. Meet St. Maarteners, too. ADDRESS: Phillipsburg.
Cupecoy Beach
Miles of unblemished sand where, on the northern strip, swim suits are discouraged.

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