A tourist has been killed after being knocked over by jet blasts at an airport notorious for its dangerous runway.
The woman was watching a plane take off at Princess Juliana Airport on the island of St Maarten in the Caribbean, when the blast from the plane – said to be a Boeing 737 operated by Caribbean Airlines – knocked her over.
On the Dutch side the Capital Philipsburgh is a tax free haven with fantastic bargains to tempt even the most careful of shoppers!
St Martin is the yachting Mecca of the Caribbean and there is no shortage of magnificent yachts anchored in the marina around the Island.
It’s hard to get lost in Philipsburg – one mile of colorful Creole houses long and four streets deep, it is easy to explore.
It is also a place where you may find yourself on the brink of an adventure you have long imagined.
Apart from sipping a cocktail or two there is much to see and do – St Martin is safe to explore, the mountainous terrain alongside the stunning white sandy beaches give this island a real flavour of the Caribbean mixed with a cosmopolitan flare and sophistication.
Now is your chance to race aboard one of those ace vessels as a working crew member.
The reward: warm waters, a rainbow of tropical reef fish, sunken wrecks, and tall tales of your own to take home with you. Martin Museum relates the history of the island dating back 4,000 years to the Arawak Indians.
Through artifacts and exhibits the museum covers the arrival of the Europeans and the development of the plantations under slave labor.
The view is really worth the climb to the top – the turquoise sea and the islands beauty is showcased from this panoramic viewpoint.
Marigot is the capital city of St Martin’s French half and is a beautiful mix of Caribbean and French sophistication.