This area is coming alive. As driving and parking get more difficult, the people in the both the Dutch and French lowlands are staying closer to home, so several new restaurants have opened in the last few years and Royal Food Market has started to stock more gourmet food. There are three beaches, Bay Rouge, Nettle Bay, and one along Sandy Ground, but only the first has public access and even that has fairly limited parking. Between Bay Rouge and Nettle Bay is David's Hole (right). It is reached via the access road to the right of the Bay Rouge entrance. When you get there, you'll see the ruins of the Belle Créole Hotel. It was a fine hotel before Hurricane Luis spent a 36 hour vacation on the island in 1995. There is quite a bit of construction in the area and the reconstruction of this hotel would greatly improve the area.