Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin

Butterly Farm SignWelcome to the island of St Martin. As I said on my post Our 3 Favorite Beaches of Philipsburg, Saint Martin, we had a time share in St Martin and vacationed here a few times. I always loved visiting this beautiful area and one of the highlights was the Butterfly Farm – La Ferme des Papillons.  It is absolutely amazing and I love all the colorful butterflies. Some much in fact, that I brought home souvenirs for myself and my mom because I couldn’t resist. 🙂  Continue reading “Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin”

Our 3 Favorite Beaches of Philipsburg, Saint Martin

At one point in time we had a time share  in Saint Maarten (I know, I know) and have been there a few times. While we were there, we always had to spend some time in Philipsburg. Before heading there the first time we knew that Saint Maarten was a Caribbean island divided into two parts, the Dutch and French (Saint Martin) sides. However, the first time we visited, we did not know that Philipsburg is actually the capital of the Dutch Saint Martin side. We also quickly learned that bargain seekers flock to the duty-free and sales-tax-free stores of Philipsburg’s mile-long commercial district. This can be viewed as either good news (more shopping choices, better deals and more beach activities) or bad news (more people) for this busy port of call. I am not a big crowd person, so we spent a lot of time in the water and near the beach. Here are some of our favorites: Continue reading “Our 3 Favorite Beaches of Philipsburg, Saint Martin”