Sint Maarten Travel Guide

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St Maarten is located at the tip of the N. Eastern Caribbean & direct flights from major international airports make travel to St Maarten a breeze! Miami is 2.5 hours away and 4 hours from New York. Paris & Amsterdam connect the island with Europe in just 9 hours.

Paradise, St Maarten offers visitors a fusion of cultural experiences & cuisine, 37 pristine beaches and a happening atmosphere. Peacefully divided in 1648 between the Netherlands and France, today Dutch St Maarten and French St Martin is the smallest landmass in the world shared by two sovereign nations. The climate is sunny and warm with a cool topical breeze all year round.

With the south side of the island forming Dutch St Maarten, you’ll find it bustles with all inclusive resorts, entertaining boardwalks, lively beach bars, and more than a dozen casinos. To the North, you’ll find French St Martin, with its harbor full of yachts, quaint homes and luxurious villas in Les Terres Basses built up into the cliffs, reminiscent of a Mediterranean fishing village.


Island Essentials

St Maarten - St Martin is one of the smallest landmasses divided between 2 nations. To the North, the French Overseas Collectivity - St Martin, and to the South, St Maarten - a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Dutch St Maarten

  • St Maarten Capital: Philipsburg
  • Airport: Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
  • Language: Dutch, English is widely spoken.
  • Currency: Netherlands Antilles Guilder. US$ & major credit cards widely accepted. ATMs dispense local currency and US$.
  • Electricity: 110 volts
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French St Martin

  • St Martin Capital: Marigot
  • Airport: Grand Case - L'Esperance (SFG)
  • Language: French, English is widely spoken.
  • Currency: Euro. US$ and major credit cards widely accepted. ATMs dispense Euros.
  • Electricity: 220 volts
Located at 18°02 'N, 63°07 'W, St Maarten - St Martin is part of the northeastern Lesser Antilles.
 

St Maarten Travel Essentials

In this St Maarten Travel Essentials section, you’ll find a collection of articles & tips that should help you as you plan your trip and make your vacation safer and more enjoyable.

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