Etiquette

  • Sunbathing Topless sunbathing is common island-wide; nude sunbathing is acceptable on the more remote beaches.
  • Greetings On the French side, always greet/farewell anyone you interact with, such as shopkeepers, with ‘Bonjour (bonsoir at night)/Au revoir'.
  • Conversation In French, tu and vous both mean ‘you’ but tu is only used with people you know very well, children or animals. Use vous until you're invited to use tu.