Half-French, half-Dutch, Saint-Martin reveals its cosmopolitan face. In 1648, the colonists each peacefully allocated a section of the Antilles island to the other. The cohabitation of an array of populations over the centuries lends the island a unique character. Culture and a change of scene are at the heart of a trip to Saint-Martin.
Pic Paradis, a rugged beauty
In the centre of Saint Martin towers its highest mountain. At 1392 feet high, Pic Paradis touches the sky. You can reach your reward at the end of your hike: a breathtaking view of the island and the azure horizon.
A TROPICAL FOREST
The highest point can be reached from the Rambaud road or from the village Quartier-d'Orléans. The abundant vegetation covering Pic Paradis is characteristic of the West Indies. It is probably one of the most biodiverse parts of the island and is home to countless animal species that can be observed throughout the walk.
A PARK IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Below Pic Paradis is the Loterie Farm. This former sugar factory has been converted into a park intended to preserve and enhance Saint Martin’s natural environment. This cool haven makes for a very pleasant sensory visit. Lovers of tree climbing will particularly appreciate the treetop route that crosses the forest.