Sunsail charters has reopened in St Martin with a new base location at Marina Fort Louis in the French capital of the Caribbean island, boasting an updated itinerary. Travellers relish this quirky half-Dutch half-French island which offers a blend of easy island hopping to bustling bays and adventurous open-water passages to remote shores.

Gourmands rejoice, as Spiga Restaurant in Grand Case has been voted the best fine dining restaurant in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor. “Spiga” translates to the business end of the wheat plant, the centre of much Italian culinary expertise. When guests visit a restaurant in “the culinary capital of the Caribbean,” as the former fishing village of Grand Case has come to be known, they have great expectations of beautiful surroundings, fine food and attentive service. Spiga is located at the quiet northern end of Grand Case, away from mid-village crowds and noise in an authentic Caribbean Creole-style building.

St Martin rivals the British Virgin Islands as the most popular sailing destination in the Caribbean. Sunsail holidays here can include everything from designer shopping, bright casinos and vibrant nightlife to fine dining, unspoilt beaches and sun-kissed sailing towards Anguilla.

Dive among natural reefs, sunken ships and tropical fish around St Kitts, drop anchor at St Barths for elegant boutiques or head for postcard-perfect Anse de Colombier to swim and snorkel the remote, shimmering waters of its horseshoe-shaped bay. St Martin’s neighbouring islands offer remote, unspoilt anchorages, secluded Caribbean coves and vibrant reefs. St Martin is a classic Caribbean cruising ground with a cosmopolitan European twist.

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