The beach near Marigot is not for swimming as it has some dangerous undercurrents. But walking along the black beach is a real change from the white sand you may be used to.
This is not properly a restaurant, but if you go with whomever is doing the cooking wherever you stay, its fun to see your food "on the hoof" and fresh.
Favorite Dish: This was a Blue Marlin they caught, it took some 6-7 guys to get it out of the boat. After wards they started to cut it up and Marie from the Inn where we were staying got some super fresh steaks.
The "Twin Falls" is not on the maps, there is no entrance sign and no tourist shops, just find one of the locals who knows where it is and you will be in the "REAL JUNGLE". In the pic you can see the entrance to the trail, it is not marked at all.
Talk a walk IN THE RIVER. Yes swim or walk in the Pagua River, just near Marigot. It was directly adjacent to the Inn we stayed at. Clear, cool and safe.
Favorite thing: Don't miss the flora around the island, this is a pic of one of the typical flowers. When we arrived at the Hibiscus Inn, the people there had set out some flowers to greet us. This beautiful flower was one and we just could not believe that it was "real", we all thought it was made of wax or silk till we were taken out to our bungalow and saw them growing there.
When staying at the Hibiscus Valley Inn we met Marie who was the cook and housekeeper. Try and meet some of the people from there, they are great.
Fondest memory: Marie was always there with a helping hand, some information or just an ear to listen, it was great having her.