The zoo on the back side of the salt pond in Philipsburg was damaged by hurricanes Luis and Lenny but is fighting back.
Tropismes Gallery exhibits contemporary Caribbean artists in the famous gourmet village of Grand Case on French St Martin.
There are two airports on the island.
St Maarten Rental Cars
Two maps of Marigot
Marigot is the capital of French St Martin. It has 50,734 inhabitants. St Martin, the 37 square mile island contains two countries, French St Martin and Dutch St Maarten and although both sides speak English and accept US dollars.
The island has galleries and artist's studios everywhere.
Recommended reestaurants in St Maarten
There are several restaurants in downtown Marigot.
Philipsburg and Marigot, the capitals of the Dutch and French sides, are the hotbeds of duty-free shopping.