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About St. Martin & St. Maarten

By Victoria Harding

St. Martin and St. Maarten

This single island is shared by two nations, The Netherlands and France. Each side of the island carries their own personalities and are CO-governed along with their European counterpart. On the French side, St. Martin, you will find a pretty, quiet and stylish side of the island. On the Dutch side, St. Maarten, you will find it to be highly developed around the port of Philipsburg where cruise ships frequently stop in order to let their passengers enjoy duty-free shopping. On this special island, English is spoken everywhere. For people who love the sun, they will love this island. Surrounded by 37 beaches, finding a place to relax and enjoy some sun is not problem here.


  • The loveliest beach on the island is Cupecoy Beach, surrounded by rose-colored bluffs, this beach is more than picture perfect.
  • If your looking for the perfect place to barbecue in a casual atmosphere or to pick up some grilled lobster, chicken or ribs then the Iolos of Grand Case are perfect for you.
  • If it's nude sun bathing that you wish for, then Orient Beach should be your destination. Orient Beach is the most appealing beach for nude sun bathers.

    St. Martin has over 200 restaurants and the cuisine ranges from Asian, Italian, North African, West Indian, Creole and French dishes. Also enjoy perfect golf games, tennis games or horseback riding. St. Maarten is also perfect for all of those fabulous watersports.


  • Enjoy the wonderful shopping in Philipsburg and Marigot, where duty free shopping is an added bonus.
  • Major US credit cards are excepted everywhere.

    The Friendly Island of Sint Maarten Saint Martin is the smallest piece of land shared by two countries - Holland and France. "It's a little European with a lot Caribbean. " In the 36 square mile area, you will find yourself swept away by the breathtaking landscape, fluttering butterflies, blue turquoise waters, beautiful white sand beaches, luscious food, delightful Duty Free shopping, exciting nightlife and glorious Caribbean sunshine. St. Maarten St. Martin offers a delightful array of entertainment for families to honeymooners.

    During the day, aside from catching some rays and relaxing on the beach with a good book, there are many different activities available to experience on the island. Horseback riding, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, hiking, sailing and deep sea fishing are just a few of the popular activities to get your vacation senses excited! During the evenings, enjoy the exciting nightlife of steel bands, casinos, dance clubs, open-air cafes and incredible fine dining. What ever your tropical vacation desires, you are sure to find it on Sint Maarten Saint Martin.

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