From june till november lasts the hurricane season in all the caribbean area, with peaks between august and september. Detected far away, so there is a good system of prevention, but nothing stopping it...
This boat is in the Saintes, at the Baie de Marigot...
Frequent on the Saintes islands and elsewhere around rocky and sandy beaches, it is in appearance an inoffensive tree, but that can be dangerous. The fluid in the leaves, fruits or under the bark is highly toxic. So better not to touch at all.
Also do not go under these trees when it rains - the water falling down from the leaves is also corrosive.
But all the mancenillier in frequented areas are well marked by a red circle, so you will have no trouble spotting them...
If you're driving after it gets dark it can get a little tricky on some roads. There are narrow roads in the mountains with lots of ups and downs and thick vegetation on both sides. And flat out forget about streetlights.
So the visibility isn't great, and add to that the speeds that some locals drive at, especially the MC's, and you can have a real situation on your hands. We managed, by sheer luck, to avoid hitting a motorcycle that came down a hill cutting into our lane in a bend.
So stay sharp and keep your speed at a level where you have time to react to the unknown.
Dangerous animals: Lizards? Crabs? Tourist!
Health risks: Sunburn, diarrhea and intestinal parasites; bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is found in fresh water throughout Grande-Terre and in much of Basse-Terre.
There is no cholera, no malaria - in fact, there are no poisonous animals or plants. You won't be sleeping out in a hammock under a mosquito net in 100-degree heat with 100% humidity.
I worked at this place for 6 months. It was a Club Med, and was later closed. Lbelieve it is still...more
We stayed here in 1999 and it was the best vacation we ever had. Grand Case Beach Club was clean,...more
Route de Sandy Ground 1, Marigot, St. Maarten/St. Martin, 97150, Caribbean
Good for: Families