Half-French, half-Dutch St.Martin offers the best of both worlds, with big casinos and great shopping on the Dutch side and superb restaurants and secluded beaches on the French side. If you want to spend a night on the town, head for Philipsburg. If you want to get naked and sunbathe, hop over to the French side of the island and enjoy their "clothing-optional" beaches. St.Barts is very chic, with world-class scuba, glorious beaches and more good restaurants.
Whatever your desires, St.Martin & St.Barts Alive covers it all. Dining, shopping, where to stay, what to see – all offered by an author who has visited these islands for years. In-margin icons allow you to see at a glance where hotels, restaurants, sightseeing, beaches, and other topics are covered. A special section includes a side-trip to Anguilla.
"The authors have covered the island very well, and there were lots of tips
which were new to us. We will have this book with us on our next trip. This book is recommended for all visitors to St.Barts, whether first-timers or old hands on the island." The Civilized Explorer (www.cieux.com)
"An excellent new guide...replete with detailed information on every aspect of vacationing on the islands. Illustrated with maps and drawings." Focus on France