Pic Paradis is the tallest point on the island of St Martin, but is a bit out of the way from what everyone visiting the island does. To get there you have to drive up a rather small road that has a fairly indistinct turn off from the main road west of Marigot.
The drive up to the top is quite adventurous and makes you wonder if you are really at the top since it is so anti-climatic with just two driveways stopping your progress. This is where you actually start hiking and you will find the hidden path between the driveways.
The interesting thing is the hike is quite pleasant and there is a very good chance you will be all by yourself, but there are really only two good places with a view. The first is on a small rock a couple hundred yards into the hike. The only other one I found was by climbing up an electrical tower a bit and getting a view that way even though I keep thinking “oh just around that bend” or “over the next rise” I will find a view.
One thing I did find a mile into the hike was what looked like a small farm with a shack built out of bits and pieces. I did not want to investigate to much since it appeared to be someone’s home, but maybe it was a get away, or hunting blind, or something else. Who knows. 🙂