Like many other sites, Sint Maarten sites are named by the inhabitants, being it the South American Indians, the Dutch, the Spanish, the French or the English, after the special geological, historical or environmental features of the sites or gave the names of important persons or their trades. It speaks for itself that Oyster Pond was named after the oysters who grew between the roots of the mangroves surrounding the pond. people dug them out with their machetes and consumed them. The division line between the French side and the Dutch side goes trough the middle of the pond. However, it was decided that the pond is Dutch while both side of the pond are divided between the 2 nations. Oyster Pond is divided by a narrow peninsula from Oyster Bay Beach. Coral Beach Club, Princess Heights Hotel, Dawn Beach Club and Oyster Bay Beach Resort are situated around the unique binational lagoon.


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