How did St. Martin Island become one of the top Caribbean destinations?

Author Daniella Jeffry Pilot offers you retrospective look on its progress in 1963-A Landmark Year in St. Martin. The year 1963 can be considered as the beginning of tourism development on the island of St. Martin and, therefore, the transition year between an agricultural, rural economy and a commercial, tourist-oriented economy.

As the development increased, numerous immigrants from the close neighboring islands came in search of work, and waves of St. Martiners who had migrated to then prosperous Caribbean islands returned to their homeland to fill the new positions in the first banks, business administrations, and governmental offices. The festive, gentle way of life of the natives harmoniously blended with the burgeoning new economy, and greatly contributed to the success of the tourism industry.

Learn more as you immerse in this insightful read.