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Preparing your trip to Saint Martin: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. You can visit the island at any time of the year, but the most favorable holiday period is from December to April. Vacationers are sure to bring a sun protector, as they can get burnt on the beach, as well as during usual walk around.
2. The local population is fluent in foreign languages, especially English and Spanish. Going on a trip take a French or Dutch Phrasebook (depending on what part of the island is planned to travel) with you.
3. It is most advantageous to pay for goods and services with national currency. It is recommended to make an exchange in your country, before the trip. In some shops and hotels U.S. dollars are accepted, however, rate isn’t always favorable.
4. At local markets and in private stores be sure to bargain, as it can significantly reduce the price in many cases. In large cities non-cash payment system is ubiquitous; in shopping malls and restaurants you can pay with a credit card.
5. In restaurants and cafes it is customary to leave a tip, the amount of which depends on the dining place. Tip making out 15% of the total order is considered sufficient. In some budget restaurants and cafes you can just round the resulting amount up to any convenient sum. Copyright
6. On the island it is pretty calm and safe, but tourists shouldn’t forget about basic measures of caution. It is rather insecure to go for a walk in remote areas on your own; it’s better to explore unfamiliar villages and towns with a guide.
7. During vacations, tourists are advised to use only official organizations. Refuse services of private individuals, no matter how attractive they may seem, otherwise it is likely to become a victim of fraud.
The vast majority of travelers are attracted to the island by beautiful beaches that are well-equipped for a variety of water sports. There are 37 beaches on the island, so it’s easy … Open
8. A lot of buses run around the island, but some remote villages can be reached only by taxi. Special tours at a quite attractive price are organized for vacationers.
9. Locals are very welcoming and friendly to foreign visitors. The main condition for successful communication with the local population is respect for basic rules of courtesy.
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What to visit being in Saint Martin - unique sights

Happy Bay

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
It must be mentioned that only a few experienced travellers who visit the island regularly know this beach. It is not easy to find the way to it independently. There is a charming stretch of coast between Grand Cayce Bay and Fraers, those who rest on the island for the first time, should better search the beach, in a company of an experienced guide. A secluded part of the coast is famous not only for its harmonious landscapes and tranquil surroundings, but also for the unspoilt beauty of the underwater world. Happy Bay is considered one of the best places on the island for diving with a mask. … Read further

Princess Juliana Airport

From the series “The Most Dangerous Runways in the World”
The fact that during the 70 years of the airport existence only two accidents have happened on its territory seems even more astonishing. This is why the numerous tourists are recovering on the beach and grazing on the huge aircraft flying above them. In 1970 the flight ALM Flight 980 crashed into the ocean. The plane could not land the first time on the coast, has made a few additional circles and completely consumed the fuel. This crash was the biggest in the history of the airport, costing 22 passengers of 57 passengers. … Read further

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Netherlands Antilles: travelling advices

7. From mid-April to mid-December, when the number of tourists is significantly lower, prices for all goods and services reduce significantly. So, you can have a rest and enjoy discounted prices.
8. It’s better to book a hotel room in advance, as it will be extremely difficult in the high season. Also, remember that most restaurants do not work in the morning. They can open for a lunch, but the main influx of visitors is only in the evening.
9. There might be difficulties with sockets. That’s because of the influence of different cultures. Depending on the island, the type of plug and voltage level in the network may vary. If necessary, the hotel will provide the necessary adapter. Many shops located in the resort area have special devices that you can use to recharge gadgets.
10. If you need to find a way or have some other questions, you can always contact the local people who will show and tell everything. … Open
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A 16th Century Palace in Lucca to be Turned into a Hotel

The opening of the Grand Universe hotel in Lucca marks the debut of the Autograph Collection brand in this Italian city. This is a worthy addition to the brand’s portfolio that features many exclusive hotels in different parts of the world. Lucca is a city in the central part of Tuscany that is informally famous as the city of “one hundred and one churches”. It attracts fans of different activities due to its strategic location at the foot of the Apuan Alps and twenty minutes from the Versilia coast. Read this


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