St Maarten © seanosh
Paradise Peak, St Martin's highest point, rises from the centre of the island to a height of 1,390 feet (424m), crowned with a communications tower. Visitors can climb through thick woods twisted with vines and full of colourful birds to reach the summit, where there are two observation decks providing spectacular views of the island and surrounding region (on a clear day you can see all the way to Anguilla). Paradise Peak is a great place to stop for a photo opportunity in St Martin, even if just for a few minutes. *Note: Following several incidents of muggings and theft from tourists and parked vehicles, visitors are advised to be cautious with their belongings when visiting the area.