St Martin or St Marteen by Carlos Melia

St Martin or St Marteen by Carlos Melia  |  429 Magazine  |  My full article about my experience in St Martin is OUT and ONLINE at dot429 Magazine featuring my La Samanna by Orient-Express. Check it OUT. Read more about St Martin  Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com

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Fort Louis Marigot St Martin

Fort Louis Marigot St Martin  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean  |  Located on the French side of the island only minutes away from Marigot, the capital of the French side. Drive all the way up to the top of the hill and walk the rest of the way. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G views over Marigot, Marina Fort Louis, the bay and if you are lucky the silver sunset.  Continue reading Fort Louis Marigot St Martin

Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco

Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco  |  Saint Martin, The Caribbean |  Have lunch on the top of the trees, yes literally. That is what they told me, and I was OK… I have seen enough in this life so nothing quite surprise me anymore, but at the same time I always end up being surprised THANK GOD or life will become too boring right. Love to be outdoors connecting with nature? Or are you a daredevil and love extreme sports? Well there they have them both! Loterie Farm is a secret hideaway nestled in the hillside of Pic Paradis on French Saint Martin where you can wine, dine, climb, hike and glide over the treetop canopy. It is truly an eco-tourism and gastronomical experience you’re not likely to forget or find elsewhere. Shame on me, I only had lunch ha ha ha and a few local drinks.  Continue reading Loterie Farm Resto Alfresco

Private dinner at La Cave by La Samanna

Private dinner at La Cave by La Samanna   |  Saint Martin  |  Without a doubt, the best dinner I had during my last visit to Saint Martin, was the private dinner at La Cave by La Samanna Orient-Express.  Perfect for private celebrations or specialty group dinners, La Cave offers a unique dining experience in an atmospheric wine cellar. Curate your own tasting menu with an expert chef, complemented by the fine wines that line the cellar.  Continue reading Private dinner at La Cave by La Samanna

A Beach Day in Saint Martin

A Beach Day in Saint Martin  |  Saint Martin  |  If there is something that made me stay in Saint Martin, other than the lovely La Samanna by Orient-Express, was the incredible white sanded, blue transparent waters over both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. My favorites were all those on the Caribbean bay, since they are rather quiet, although with a strong current, great temperature and stunning vivid colors. Quite a daunting task, to explore an entire island in just four days, so I did what I know best when it comes to getting a global idea of a new destination, I hired a local guide to take me around and show me his favorite places…  Continue reading A Beach Day in Saint Martin

OCEAN 82 Restaurant at Grand Case

OCEAN 82 Restaurant at Grand Case  |  Saint Martin  |  One of the many great restaurants I tried while in Saint Martin, was the brand new recently opened Ocean 82, located on the main Gourmet street of Grand Case, on the French side of the island. This time I was hosted by the lovely Silviane John – Directrice Generale Office de Tourisme de Saint Martin. This French Bistro is located right on the stream of Grand Case Beach, allowing stunning panoramic views, along the soothing sounds of the Caribbean Ocean, only to be matched by the excellent fresh cuisine.  Continue reading OCEAN 82 Restaurant at Grand Case

Eating local in Saint Martin at the Lolo

Eating local in Saint Martin at the Lolo’s  |  Saint Martin  |  If you want to try the local cuisine of Saint Martin, then you need to behave like one, and usually that means having a meal experience at a classic Lolo. A lolo is basically a rudimentary version of a restaurant, were they serve local traditional dishes, grilled food, at very accessible prices. You will find Lolos spread all over Saint Martin, but after a serious research among locals, I found out that the two best options are located on the French side, minutes away from the capital of Marigot, along one of the most famous gourmet streets in the Caribbean, as it is Grand CaseContinue reading Eating local in Saint Martin at the Lolo

Enlightening session with Sir Roland Richardson

Enlightening session with Sir Roland Richardson  |  Baie Longue, Saint Martin  |  Known as the “Father of Caribbean Impressionism” this humble gentleman, born to a family whose French Caribbean heritage dates back to the 1700’s on the island of St. Martin, Mr. Richardson has recorded his culture over the past forty years with his paintbrush and palette. He paints pictures “en plein air”, working in the field, always from a living subject.  Continue reading Enlightening session with Sir Roland Richardson

Fasten your seatbelt at Sunset Beach

Fasten your seatbelt at Sunset Beach  |  Sunset Beach, Saint Martin  |  Fasten your seatbelt, located on the at Maho on the Dutch side of Saint Martin, right next to Juliana International Airport, you will find Sunset Beach, most popular beach by locals and tourists as the beach where you can almost touch the airplanes. 

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Hotel Check IN La Samanna by Belmond

Hotel Check IN La Samanna by Belmond  |  Baie Longue, Saint Martin  |  Long overdo, since I Checked IN three days ago, but I have been having too much fun and also the Ocean Front Villa I am being hosted by Belmond is so HUGE that I have to find the way to video tape the entire villa without getting you guys bored. Welcomed to Saint Martin island in the Caribbean. This beautiful island, shared by France and The Netherlands. La Samanna is located on the French side, over the Caribbean Sea, in between stunning Baie Longue beach and Cupecoy. I am staying for a total of 3 nights, and I must say I would just move in.  Continue reading Hotel Check IN La Samanna by Belmond