St Maarten Travel Guide
You’ll find all the information you’ll need in our St Maarten travel guide. St Maarten is located at the tip of the N. Eastern Caribbean & direct flights from 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.
Travel to St Maarten and you’ll find paradise offering 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 St Maarten 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 St Martin Yacht Charters, quaint homes and luxurious villas in Les Terres Basses built up into the cliffs, reminiscent of a Mediterranean ﬁshing village.
Where to Stay
This tiny 37 square mile island is divided almost equally into the Dutch St Maarten and French St Martin. It’s been that way since colonial times, and no one seems to mind. The beaches are beautiful, with the year-round temperature between 78 and 88 degrees, and it really is a perfect vacation getaway. It’s like getting the best of three worlds: Caribbean, French and Dutch.
There is a wide range of places to stay on St Maarten, including four and five star resorts, luxury boutique hotels, and rooms tailored towards the budget traveler. While most of the high-end all-inclusive resorts and hotels are located on the coastal hills and, of course, the beaches, quality hotel rooms can be found throughout the island. The “Dutch” side of the island offers resorts with casinos and tends to cater more to groups, while the “French” side tends to have more boutique style. There is something for everyone on the island, and, best of all, almost every kind of accommodation –from budget hotels to 5 star resorts – are on or near the beach.
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