Olivier, owner of two restaurants in Paris, actually wanted to circumnavigate the world in 1978. However, this led him to the bay of Oyster Pond. He decided to establish a marina and a restaurant there. Neither the internal border nor the ridicule for developing such a remote spot were able to dissuade him.
The Englishwoman Elisabeth has been living on the island since 1989 and used to work in the hotel industry. Now she rents out many of the buildings in » Oyster Pond. Despite her experiences with hurricans she is unable to imagine a return to life in Europe, but instead extols the quality of life between her free-ranging animals and Saint Martin's cosmopolitan characteristics.