Saint Martin is one of the most interesting islands in the Caribbean. As half of the island is part of France and the other half is part of the Netherlands, Saint Martin is filled with sharp cultural contrasts. From outlet types, to language, to currency and more, Saint Martin is vastly different depending where you are on the island. Other than its cultural contrasts, Saint Martin’s biggest claim to fame is its airport. Its airport’s runway is way short and located right next to a popular beach, which results in airplanes flying dangerously low over tourists during takeoff and landing.