I am working on planning a honeymoon to St Martin- but the French side. We were thinking of staying in an apartment thats part of the Mount Vernon complex....walking distance to Orient Beach and a mile from Grand Case.
I have heard a lot of crime happens so wanted to check to make sure we are staying in a safe area. I know we need to take the necessary precautions, but i hear there has been a lot of car jackings with the people still in the car, etc. Is this something we need to be frightened of? Also, if we eat in Orient Beach and are hanging out there, is it safe to walk the short distance back to the apartment we are staying in? any advice is greatly appreciated.