If you’ve heard of St Maarten, you’re probably wondering where exactly the island is and we thought we’d help clear that up. St. Maarten – St Martin is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and is the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two countries – The Netherlands and France, i.e. Dutch St Maarten and French St Martin.
Where is St Maarten?
St Maarten lies in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 190 miles east of Puerto Rico. The convenient location of St Maarten in the North Eastern Caribbean makes it quite convenient to get to for travelers from the United States with direct flight options from most eastern major airport gateways including Miami, Charlotte, New York and New Jersey.
Located south of Anguilla, the island is separated from the British territory by the Anguilla Channel. French St Martin is northwest of St Barts, separated from the French territory by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel. It is one of the Renaissance Islands.