About

Flavors of St. Martin / Sint Maarten was created to help travelers and locals discover the hidden culinary and cultural treasures in the off-the-beaten-path areas of St. Martin / Sint Maarten.

Our Story

We began our story in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin the way all good stories begin: with escargot, wine, a beautiful beach overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the eternal question “why not!?” Why not provide culinary tourists an unforgettable experience in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin: the culinary capital of the Caribbean (shhh…just don’t tell the Puerto Ricans you call it that)?

Everything you want in a food tour is right at your doorstep: lovely, genuinely warm people, amazing and varied food and beverage plus breathtaking landscapes and picturesque neighborhood spots peppered with a history as unique as one can imagine with an island split into two nationalities.

Rekindle your childlike joy of surprises and satisfy and expand your adult palate on this foodie journey we’ve created for you across the entire island so you get a real feel for what (and who) Sint Maarten/Saint Martin really is from the lens of a local.

We were inspired to create Sint Maarten/Saint Martin’s best food tour by the very spirit of the island, its people and cuisine. After hosting food tours in neighboring island Puerto Rico since 2009 we knew another foodie island with a beautiful story and delicious gastronomy was too good not to showcase. Eat Well, Be Inspired® is our motto, which we think everyone who loves to travel, explore and eat well can share and identify with.

Our Team

Leslie
LesliePresident & Foodie in Chief
Leslie began her professional career as a journalist after graduating from the University of Georgia, M.A. Mass Communications. She has written for CNN, Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Gwinnett Daily Post, Caribbean Business, Que Pasa Magazine and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun.

She traded in grits for mofongo when moving from Atlanta to the Caribbean in 2008. She met and married the love of her life, had a family and is now an honorary “Sorta-Rican,” with her home base in Puerto Rico.

Doing less writing and more entrepreneurship, Leslie was excited in 2009 to launch the first “food tour” in the Caribbean with Flavors of San Juan Food and Culture Tours, which prior to her company was a previously unexplored business model in the region.

Through the years the Flavors brand has enjoyed a cult following in the region and we’re excited to share the “Flavors food tours” with you during your time in St Martin/Sint Maarten.

Eat Well, Be Inspired® is our motto, and we invite you to do just that!

Mikol
MikolDirector of Operations
A native of San Juan, Mikol spent several years abroad while receiving her degree in history from Georgetown University, studying art history at La Sorbonne in Paris, and teaching in Spain.
Prior to joining Flavors she worked as an International Ambassador for Costa Cruises, traveling to over 45 different countries and picking up 5 languages along the way (she speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese).

Top travel moments include trekking up the stairs in Peru’s Machu Picchu, biking the Camino de Santiago, diving with whale sharks in Honduras, climbing the San Pedro Volcano in Guatemala, as well as the all the unforgettable faces and foods she encountered across the world.

In 2012, Mikol joined the Flavors team and is now and forever a “professional” Foodie.

Yaribell
YaribellDirector of Finance
Prior to joining the Flavors management team, Yaribell worked for a decade as the Compliance and Operations Officer at San Juan Asset Management. Before joining SJAM she worked as the CFO for a public corporation of the government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Yaribell earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Puerto Rico. She is fluent in English, Spanish and salsa dancing.
A big fan of mofongo, homemade rice and beans and crème brulee, she’s found her perfect home here at Flavors. Her favorite travel experiences include visiting the Colosseum in Rome, Sunset Helicopter drive to the Grand Canyon in Colorado, a Gondolas tour in Venice, swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman and swimming with dolphins in Xcaret, Mexico

Fun fact: when she’s not salsa dancing or crunching numbers she’s taking care of her TWINS!

Shanon
ShanonSocial Media Coordinator
Shanon is in charge of shaping what you see on all of St Thomas’ social media platforms. if you have a great photo from a tour — send it to media@globalflavorspr.com.
Ankie
AnkieEpicurean host
Randy
RandyEpicurean host
Candice
CandiceEpicurean host

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