17 and 18 - Flat Island / Tintamarre

Located 4 km to the northwest of St. Martin, Tintamarre is a lush, peaceful haven. Right in the middle of the ocean, it makes up nearly 100 hectares and is part of the National Nature Reserve. Upon exploring the interior of this uninhabited island, you find the ruins of an airstrip, a small railway, and a cotton plantation. The best beach for swimming is Baie Blanche, on the west coast facing St. Martin. You’ll find a second beach on the east coast of the island, just a few minutes walking from where your boat dropped you on arrival. This beach is wilder, and the waters provide an excellent nursery for a variety of fish species.

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