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Saint-Martin: Day Two

The idyllic beaches of Saint-Martin no longer have secrets for me. I was invited to experience the best the island has to offer, and I enjoyed my time there to the fullest. So much so, that I’m sharing all of it with you. In today’s episode: the recap of day two.

Monday. The jetlag is real, so I get up at 5AM and wake up with the sunrise. It’s already 11 in Belgium, and whilst the office is already buzzing for two hours, I lean back on the terrace with a cup of coffee and take in the beautiful views.

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Our guide Alexandra picks us up and together we drive through the entire upper part of the island. From shore to shore, we get to see the most breath-taking like-a-postcard spots with our own eyes. We check out Marigot for a little bit, where the sea was the perfect backdrop for this Hale Bob maxi dress.

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We enter a residential area, a gated community with amazing villas in Terre Basse. The beaches aren’t private though, so this is the place to go when you’re looking for a secluded beach. Paulien and I take mental pictures and we decide to drive back the next day.

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On to the next island: the pretty-as-a-picture île de Pinel. With its two taverns, one shop and only a few beach chairs, you’ll totally feel like you’re in The Beach. I didn’t spot a Leo DiCaprio when we visited, but I’m sure the island comes with one :-) Take the boat from Anse-Marcel to Pinel and submerge in pure tranquillity and island vibes. We have lunch at Karibuni, and I opted for the squid salad served in half a pineapple. Tropical!

Place: Karibuni Beach Bar
Order: the tuna steak or one of the exotic suggestions du jour.

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Some sea chilling later, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for a rather fancy dinner. Océan85 is located in Cul-de-Sac, right next to the beach. It serves delicious French cuisine, and is an obligatory stop when you visit Saint Martin.

Place: Océan85, Cul-de-Sac
Taste: the profiterolles!

To be continued