Just a note to all about drinking and driving on St. Martin: My wife and I just got back from a wonderul week at the Esmeralda Resort on Orient Beach-French side. On our last night there, we had dinner in Grand Case (just like every night) The drive back to our hotel from Grand Case is only a couple of miles away. As we approached the entrance to the Orient Beach complex where our hotel was located, we were pulled over by 2 cops with flashlights. The french cops were pretty "abrupt" with us and forced me to blow into some type of "Breathalyzer Bag" without even asking questions.
Lucky for me, I only had 1 glass of wine with dinner and I passed the test.........Although my heart was beating a mile a minute......and it still is 2 weeks later!!!!
Obviously, you shouldn't drink and drive at all. But we all know that a lot of people on vacation do it. Just be careful! Take a cab or plan for a designated driver.