Things To Do French Side of St Maarten / St Martin

Welcome to the French side of the binational island of St Maarten / St Martin!


The French side (officially Saint Martin) of the island is part of the republic of France and the European Union. 


Within France, the country has a special “COM” community status.  Its capital is Marigot. Famed tourist spots on the French side are the culinary hotspot Grand Case, well-known seaside resort Orient Bay (partially clothing optional), binational Oyster Bay and the outer north part of the island, Anse Marcel.


The French side has its own airport L’Esperance (Flight code SFG) in Grand Case, but this mainly serves the other French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Connections to Paris and the United States go via Princess Juliana International Airport (airport code: SXM)


Map of the French side of St Maarten / St Martin


Find the French side area on the map below!