St. Maarten/St. Martin
English-speaking St. Maarten draws its name from Dutch colonial roots. St. Martin is a former French colony. This dual nationality island of tropical treasures marries savior faire with Caribbean cool.
Island history starts with recently found artifacts made by Stone Age people dating back to 4,000 BC.
With over 45 miles of coastline, the dual-identity island features some of the world’s finest seascapes.
A yachtsmen’s dream features a constant tension between Atlantic and Caribbean waves & wind.
St. Martin has stepped up its land preservation, hiking, pony-trekking, mountain biking & kayaking.
Large cruise ships dock in Phillipsburg on the English-Dutch side of the island at A.C. Wathey Pier.