St. Maarten/St. Martin

Beachfront restaurants in the morning, St. Maarten

Beachfront restaurants in the morning in St. Maarten; (c) Soul Of America

St. Maarten/St. Martin

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St. Martin is a former French colony that marries savior faire with Caribbean cool. Or if your prefer the English-speaking side of the island, St. Maarten, a former Ditch colony, has many island treasures too. Combined, you are in for twice the fun.

The island’s history started with traces of Stone Age people found here since 4,000 BC. Then like many Caribbean neighbors, around 800 AD, the Arawak Indians arrived from South America and settled down centuries of peaceful fishing, hunting and farming … More

With over 45 miles of coastline, St. Maarten/St. Martin features some of the world’s finest seascapes. From unspoiled, quiet shores to lively hubs of activity, every beach reflects the joint-nationality island’s diversity … More

From beautiful Marigot on the French side to Philipsburg on the Dutch side, the island will capture your heart the way it captures yachtsmen every year and movie crews nearly as often. This island is intimate and yet, big enough to explore over a week … More

Cactus, bougainvillea and flamboyant grow side by side with hibiscus, coconut palms and ferns in this beautiful setting. St Martin has also stepped up its land preservation, hiking, pony-trekking, mountain biking, and kayaking are … More

Travel Tips
The major holidays in St. Maarten/St. Martin are New Year’s Day, Easter, Easter Monday, Labor Day, Ascension, Antillean Day, St. Maarten Day, Christmas, Boxing Day … More


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