SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) –The St. Maarten Tourism Bureau urges beachgoers to keep beaches clean and to adhere to the guidelines outlined on the signs present on beaches. These guidelines exist to educate beachgoers about the code of conduct when visiting a beach.
The beachgoers must ensure that all areas are left clean by the proper disposal of litter. In the absence of trash bins, beachgoers are encouraged to take trash with them until the next available bin. Sanctions will be levied for persons caught littering on the beach.
Litterers are not only damaging our own natural resources but also jeopardizing the country’s economic recovery by polluting and destroying the very thing that attracts tourism in the first place: a clean, beautiful Caribbean beach.
While visiting the beach, the public is reminded to follow the recommendations for good hygiene and social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.