Travel guide

Luxury and beaches in the French Caribbean.

Welcome to the smallest island in the French West Indies: ten kilometers long and four kilometres wide! Small red-roofed houses, white sandy beaches, sumptuous hotels – enough to attract the whole world. We’d love to spend our old age on this little piece of land where sun, music and good food coexist with the smiles of the West Indians!

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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

Not always easy to understand, yet so pleasant to listen to, here are a few notions of West Indian Creole:

  • Good morning / Good evening = Bonjou / Bonswa
  • How are you? = Sa ou fé?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Sa kay
  • Do you speak French/English? = Sa ka maché français
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Sa maché
  • Sorry = Eskizé mwen
  • Goodbye = Ovwa
  • Welcome = Bienvini
  • Thank you very much = Mési
  • Excuse me/Please = Si ou plé
  • I am French = An ka French
  • My name is… = Yé ka aplé …
  • No thanks = Awa mési
  • Yes/No = Wé / awa
  • You’re welcome / Please = Pa ni pwoplem

Key figures

Surface area: 24 km²

9,625 inhabitants (2015)


Up-to-date vaccination records.


For French nationals, identity card except for passengers transiting via Saint Martin (inbound and outbound): passport required.