Separated by just a few miles and known as favorites of American travelers, the Caribbean islands of St. Maarten/St Martin, St. Barthélemy (also known as St Barth’s), and Anguilla couldn't be more different. Dutch St. Maarten offers big resorts, extensive shopping, and vibrant casinos, while French St. Martin is a bit more low-key, with excellent dining options and smaller, charming hotels; both sides share excellent beaches and offer a wide range of outdoor activities. Upscale St. Barth’s is dotted with exquisite luxury boutique hotels and hundreds of private villas, bringing a taste of France’s Côte d'Azur to the Caribbean. Anguilla is known for its soft, white beaches, luxurious accommodations, excellent restaurants, and fun, low-key nightlife. The three islands are linked by frequent air and ferry service, allowing travelers to hop from one island to the other easily and quickly.
Competitive Advantage: With comprehensive coverage and dozens of color photos, this guide is the only choice for those travelers who want a comprehensive overview of what these three popular destinations have to offer in a single package.
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New Coverage: New restaurants, hotels, shops, nightlife, and sports outfitters have been added to each island in the guide.
Illustrated Features: The best each island has to offer is highlighted. Great Itineraries help travelers plan the perfect day or night. Vibrant color photos capture the beauty of all three islands.
Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: A planner gives useful, practical overviews of important information. A wide-ranging feature on the Top Experiences in the islands helps travelers plan the perfect vacation.
Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s InFocus St. Maarten, St. Barth and Anguilla offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.