Sint Maarten Travel Guide
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.
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$.
- Electricity: 110 volts
French St Martin
- St Martin Capital: Marigot
- Airport: Grand Case - L'Esperance (SFG)
- Language: French, English is widely spoken.
- Currency: Euro. US$ and major credit cards widely accepted. ATMs dispense Euros.
- Electricity: 220 volts
St Maarten Travel Essentials
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