Marigot, St. Martin
|Shopping and eating are the two major attractions. Which is better? YUM!|
A lot of the city quickly spruced up itself and the town became brighter, prettier and far more attractive.
Shopping and eating are the main pastimes. Since everything
is imported and based on the French franc, full meals can be expensive.
However, you can always retreat to a cafe or pastry shop.
Overlooking the city is Fort Marigot, which you can reach by hiking uphill. Plan on 1-2 hours to explore Marigot thoroughly.
The ferry here makes regular trips to neighboring Anguilla, which has even better beaches than this island. However, you'll need a passport to island hop without difficulty. Anguilla takes you to a third political territory, this one British based. Check out the Anguilla Arrival Briefing for particulars.
Caribbean trivia: How many islands in the French West Indies have a town called Marigot, like St. Martin? Answer: All of them. The name Marigot is based on a Creole word for “marsh.”