Caribbean Tourism

Before Travelling

Saint Martin - Before Travelling

Saint Martin - Before Travelling Emergency Address & Numbers: Gendarmerie: T875010. Police: T878833. Fire: T875008. Hospitals and Medical Facilities: Hospital: T875007 Ambulance: T878625 (day), 877200 (night). Voltage: 220 volts, 60 cycles (compared with 110 volts on the Dutch side). Money Exchange: The US dollar is as widely used as the franc, but watch the rate. Credit card...

Marigot - The capital of French Saint-Martin

Marigot - The capital of French Saint-Martin The capital of French Saint-Martin, lies between Simpson Bay Lagoon and the Caribbean sea. (‘Marigot’ is a French West Indian word meaning a spot from which rain water does not drain off, and forms marshy pools.) Shopping is good. Boutiques offer French prêt-à-porter fashions and St-Barts batiks, and gift shops sell liqueurs, perfumes, and cosmetics at...

The French Antilles or French Caribbean Islands

The French Antilles or French Caribbean Islands The French Antilles or French Caribbean Islands form two Départements d’Outremer: one comprises Martinique, and the other Guadeloupe with its offshore group, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, La Désirade, and two more distant islands, Saint-Barthélémy and the French part of Saint-Martin (shared with the Dutch). Geographically, the main islands form the north...