Thursday, January 13, 2005

This Island Booms !

It is astounding, how popular St. Maarten became. And it has happened just within a few years. Yesterday, nine (9) cruise ships came and anchored at the Philipsburg pier or offshore, because space is to limited. The jet tourism is also growing in rapid steps. Rooms can be somewhat short in high season. This agency tries it best to accommodate you at reasonable rates.

The airport undergoes major changes. It becomes a real Caribbean hub. This is how it will look like in 1 or 2 years from now.

Princess Juliana Airport Development Plan

I know, the island may loose some of its genuine charm with all these developments. At the same time, it is a great opportunity to develop in an ecologically responsible way. The French side has a well developed awareness to those needs, and they declared areas to protected zones. Let's see how this boom changes island life, and hopefully to the good. Many changes occurred before, and fear of the inherent uncertainties had always been an issue. If you want to read more about, click on history of the island

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