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St. Maarten/St. Martin is a hub of culture and commerce, attractive to visitors and investors alike.
It’s easy to get there from Europe and North America, and its proximity to other islands makes it a great base for exploring the region.

In the 1600s, France, the Netherlands and other European naval powers coveted the Caribbean island as a way station between continents and a strategic outpost for staging and surveillance. Today the pearl of the Leeward Islands has lost its military appeal, but its nearness to other Caribbean destinations makes it a great place for exploring the region.

Board a tour boat and spend the day on Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory known for its tranquil shores and stunning beauty. Or catch the high-speed ferry that whisks you to glitzy French St. Barths, known the world over as a playground of the rich and famous.

Two enchanting Dutch islands as well are a short plane ride away. Visiting Saba is like traveling to a land barely touched by time. It wasn’t until the mid-1930s, in fact, that residents built the island’s first road.
St. Eustatius, or Statia as locals call it, is another special municipality of The Netherlands. It’s known for its natural beauty and is a favorite of divers.

Few other Caribbean islands match this island’s tourism options. That’s why it’s a standard port of call for cruise ships and a top destination for couples who come here to exchange wedding vows in paradise.

St. Maarten/St. Martin also has been a hub of trade since the 17th century, when European colonizers harvested salt from the island’s ponds and flats and exported it around the globe. Since the 1930s, it’s been a regional shopping hub offering top-grade international goods at duty-free prices.

In addition, the island’s real estate market holds strong appeal for international buyers looking to own a vacation property in paradise. You’ll find a wide variety of real estate offerings throughout the French and Dutch sides.

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