Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
Flavors of St. Maarten & St. Martin: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine
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The culinary capital of the West Indies awaits you -- a Caribbean island with two very different personalities and different foodie finds. St Maarten is part of the Dutch West Indies; St Martin boasts a French atmosphere is straight out of the Mediterranean.
Traveling by air-conditioned van, with a professional driver and an expert foodie guide, you'll explore the hidden gems of this 37-square-mile island ringed with white-sand beaches.
As you sample progressive tastings, savor panoramic views and learn about the history and culture of the island, which has been shared by two countries and two distinct cultures since the 1600s.
You will head to a beautiful beach restaurant to sample Creole French fusion dishes with a cocktail in hand. You'll try barbecue and local specialties, such as johnny-cakes, at an authentic lolo -- a restaurant frequented by visitors and islanders alike.
End the day with a dessert that will make you think you've been transported to Europe. Come hungry!
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and sunglasses. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.