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.
Terres-Basses, the natural spirit of the Caribbean
Located to the west of Saint Martin, the Terres-Basses region is home to some hidden treasures. The island's most beautiful beaches stretch for miles, from the border to Baie Nettlé, offering an incredible palette of colors.
LOUNGING UNDER THE COCONUT TREES
On these white sandy beaches with red and golden reflections, the colours come alive at sunset. The calm waters in the area around the coasts of the Terres-Basses allow for a peaceful swim among tropical fish. The more adventurous can explore the underwater cave of Trou-du-Diable.
A MYRIAD OF NATURAL ATTRACTIONS
Terres-Basses boasts amazing biodiversity. The cave of Le Puits is the refuge of a large number of bat species, all originating from Saint Martin. The black waters of Baie-Longue and Baie-Rouge are an essential stopover for some bird watching.