The Sint Maarten Museum hosts rotating cultural exhibits showcasing the history, industry, geology and archaeology of the island. On display are plantation-era artefacts, Arawak pottery shards and objects salvaged from the HMS Proselyte that sank off the coast in 1801.
The largest zoo in the Caribbean, the Sint Maarten Park, located at the northern edge of the Great Salt Pond, is home to more than 80 kinds of indigenous wildlife. Visitors get a kick out of the monkeys, who throw fruit and crackers at anyone that speaks to them.
Renowned for its white-sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters, the island of Anguilla is located north of St. Maarten and boasts no fewer than 33 beaches, each one more beautiful than the next.