The second part of our trip continued with a bit of weather improvement, and on Wednesday we decided to take a walk down to the Simpson Bay beach, that is situated along the Julian International Airport runway. There, we always go for lunch at the Karakter, local beach bar & restaurant. It’s a cool and relaxing atmosphere with a beautiful view of the ocean. They also offer beach chairs, so if you want to come down and chill there all day while pretty European girls serve you cocktails that the place to be.
On Thursday we have planned to go to a La Loterie Farm (Lottery Farm), which was a new place for me and I was excited to see it. Located on the French side, on the road to Pic Paradis, the highest point of the island, you will find this hidden gem in the middle of a real rainforest. It’s a unique place that looks like a huge tree house where you will find two restaurants and a pool lounge. We had lunch at the “Hidden Forest Cafe” everything that we ordered was so delicious. After lunch we took a walk around the property and checked out the Fly Zone, where you can enjoy different levels of zip lining. Unfortunately, no one in our group felt adventurous that day, and I was still recovering from a cold, but next time I am going up there!
Finally, on Friday the rain stopped, and the weather was perfect for a boat ride to my favorite little island. Pinel Island is one of the most visited places in Saint-Martin. Located in the heart of the Nature Reserve, it is accessible by a ferry that goes every 15 minutes. Uncle Kevin brought us to Pinel Island last year, and we had so much fun there that I couldn’t wait to come back this time with Adam and Kat.
The restaurant on the island offers the freshest seafood, so fresh you can pick your own lobster, and that’s exactly what we went for. This place is perfect for daytime drinking, with bars placed right in the water, so you can enjoy your glass of rosé without getting out of the water, genius! On this beautiful island you will find lots of friendly iguanas that you can feed. It was a perfect day and a great way to finish our vacation.
LOCATION: St. Maarten (St.Martin) ~ March 8- 10, 2017