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SAINT MARTIN & SINT MAARTEN TRAVEL GUIDE
LANGUAGESOfficially French in Saint Martin and English and Dutch in Sint Maarten, but Spanish, Creole and Papiamento are also spoken across the island.
WHAT TO EATCallaloo (a green leaf vegetable soup), BBQ ribs at traditional restaurants called lolos, conch with dumplings, locri (a chicken and rice dish), stuffed crabs, cod fritters and European-style pastries.
WHAT TO BRING BACKA bottle of Old Man Guavaberry Rum Liqueur, products from family-run Ma Doudou ( hand-painted bottles of rum, oils or hot sauces), other guavaberry products like jams, handmade jewellery and Dutch porcelains.
FUN FACTOne of the island’s attractions is…its airport! The runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport is located literally steps away from Maho Beach, so the first sights you see are of sunbathers waving at you when you fly right over their heads. Talk about a warm welcome!
IMPORTANT INFOFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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