St. Martin is a popular Caribbean travel destination thanks to its white-sand beaches, impossibly clear waters and abundant sunlight. Gorgeous views and the opportunity to bask in nature's beauty call strongly, and the idea of having days on end to relax on St. Martin's beautiful beaches brings almost unbearable pleasure. There are seemingly endless attractions and activities in Saint Martin for visitors to enjoy during their Caribbean vacation. Thirty-seven beaches (one for each of the island's square miles, it's said) grant a little slice of heaven, and the French territory even boasts nude beaches for adventurers traveling to St. Martin. A world-class zoo, two historic forts and water sports of all kinds are among the many island activities, and excursions from St. Martin to nearby St. Bart's are also common. Plus, an unmissable hike to the top of Pic Paradise affords incredible vistas of the island and its surrounding seas.
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.