By Lynne Sullivan
The marvelous islands of St. Martin and St. Barts are designated, every one of them delivering sandy seashores, incredible transparent waters and close to excellent year-round temperatures. St. Martin, with its half-French, half-Dutch ancestry is filled with stylish boutiques that promote the very most up-to-date models at duty-free costs. It additionally boasts many of the most interesting eating places and spas within the Caribbean. The island of St. Barts has a peacefulness that entices viewers again yr after yr. With its particularly pleasant surroundings and beautiful surroundings, this island is a perfect place for the main enjoyable vacation of your existence. Whichever island you visit, and no matter what you opt to do, this "Adventure consultant" should be your crucial significant other.
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Extra info for Adventure Guide St Martin & St Barts
St. Barts limped along stoically as a half-forgotten French colony until 1784 when King Louis XVI allowed one of his ministers to sell the island to Sweden in exchange for trading rights in the port of Gothenburg. This surprise move brought instant Sugar & Slavery n 29 Sailors could pull up to the sheltered port in Gustavia (named after Swedish King Gustave III), sell anything they had stolen from foreign colonies or ships, resupply their vessels from the overflowing warehouses that surrounded the harbor, enjoy a good French meal, and be on their way.
More than 30 archeological sites on the island reveal that these people were peaceful, artistic, and spiritual. Each village had a chief, who lived in a rectangular hut, while tribal members lived in round huts. The dwellings were simple wooden structures with straw roofs, but they were sturdy enough to withstand hurricanes. You can see artifacts from these early villages in the museums in Philipsburg and Marigot. Look for zemis (three-sided stone figures which depict their gods), pottery shards, tools made of stone or shells, and jewelry.
On Dutch St. Martin, banks operate Monday-Friday, 8:30 am3:30 pm, and most stay open an hour later on Friday afternoon. The bank at Princess Juliana Airport is open daily, 8:30 am-5:30 pm. If possible, avoid exchanging money at hotels or currency exchange offices. They don’t charge a commission, but the exchange rate is worse than at banks or ATMs. ” Use this chart and avoid the shame. U Pounds vs. Kilos At the market, if you want a pound of fruit, ask for half a kilo. Need more or less? You do the math.
Adventure Guide St Martin & St Barts by Lynne Sullivan