St. Maarten's Island Neighbours

St. Barts, Anguilla and Saba

France flag    U.K. flag    Saba flag

  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


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Gustavia, St. Barts

ST. BARTS: Gustavia

St. Jean Beach, St. Barts

St. Jean Beach

Anse du Grand Fond, St. Barts

Anse du Grand Fond

Windward Point, Anguilla

ANGUILLA: Windward Point

Shoal Bay East, Anguilla

Shoal Bay East

Meads Bay, Anguilla

Meads Bay

The Bottom, Saba

SABA: The Bottom

Torrens Point, Wells Bay, Saba

Torrens Point, Wells Bay



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.

Caribbean map


St. Maarten map

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 .

Contents   2
Locator Map   3
St. Barts  
Map   4
Introduction   5
St. Jean   8
Gustavia  12
North Coast  18
South Coast  27
Map  34
Introduction  35
North Coast  36
South Coast  46
Map  49
Introduction  50
South Coast  57
The Bottom  59
North-West Coast  65
South-West Coast  71
End  77