St. Maarten's Island Neighbours
St. Barts, Anguilla and Saba
This section reflects St. Barts, Anguilla, and Saba as they were during my visits from 2005 through 2007. These three islands are each accessible as day trips from St. Maarten. I visited St. Barts three times, the others once. They couldn't be more different. St. Barts is French and hilly, Anguilla is English and flat, and Saba is Dutch and extremely mountainous.
Hurricane Irma in September 2017 was the the strongest storm on record in the open Atlantic, and it devasted this part of the Caribbean with loss of life, injuries, and the widespread destruction of power and communications services and buildings. Travel to these islands via St. Maarten was suspended for a while, but has resumed using a tent instead of the demolished terminal building.
The recovery has begun, but it is a slow process. We wish the islanders all the best in their massive rebuilding undertakings. For those of us lucky enough to have seen these islands before the storm these images can bring back memories.  For others these are a preview of what's to come.
The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images. A Route Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and printable forms.
Quick Start: St-Barts-etc.pdf
Here are a few sample images from the picture files. You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.
Link to Pictures File
You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.
These three islands are clustered around St. Maarten at the top of the chain of Leeward Islands in the north-eastern Caribbean. A map showing the positions of these islands relative to St. Maarten appears below the regional locator map.
A package of printable maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along. St. Barts etc Maps includes the two locator maps shown below and individual maps of St. Barts, Anguilla, and Saba.
Table of Contents
The Contents table below is slightly more detailed than the one in the pictures file. If you wish a paper copy to target your viewing, use St. Barts etc Printable Contents .