Pic du Paradis (St. Martin)
- Type: Natural Wonders, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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You can drive or taxi up Pic du Paradis mountain's 1,492 feet for a heart-stopping view of all of St. Martin/ St. Maarten, as well as the surrounding islands of Anguilla, Saba and St. Eustatius. But even though Pic du Paradis is free to visit on your own, travelers strongly urge you visit as part of a large group. There have been problems with theft along the narrow, undeveloped road that's near the top of the peak.
Pic du Paradis is located between the towns of Grand Case and Marigot. The pathway up the mountain is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but you should avoid the area altogether as evening approaches.