Modern & Convenient

(Header photo courtesy of Christine Garner)


St. Maarten/St. Martin takes the trouble out of traveling. St Maarten has been one of the most well known destinations of the Caribbean and has a long standing tradition of hospitality. It was awarded the 19th destination in the world based on Tripadvisor reviews in 2017 and many awards have lauded its status as cruise Port of Call; in 2020 it was voted best shopping port in the Caribbean. They testify to the high standards in tourism applied by its industry. As tourism is the main economic on island, so you’ll find a comprehensive infrastructure designed to meet the needs of every traveler.

To start with, it’s easy to reach the island. Princess Juliana International Airport welcomes daily flights from Europe, North America and the region. Getting around the island is easy. There’s a full range of transportation options, including buses, taxis, rental cars and ferries.

Accommodations are plentiful and abound with amenities. Whether you hang your hat at a cozy boutique hotel or a luxurious oceanfront resort, you’re sure to feel at home on this dual-nation island paradise.

When you’re ready to get out and about you can choose from a wide range of activities. Tour operators offer exciting ways to experience the island land and at sea, and it’s easy to arrange a day trip to neighboring islands.

Shopping is another favorite tourist activity and scoring great deals couldn’t be simpler. For many decades, the island has been a duty-free port, offering deep discounts on top-of-the-line international brands in electronics, jewelry, fashion and more. You may, in fact, want to bring along an extra suitcase to cart your treasures home.

The best buys are in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch Sint Maarten. Just four streets deep and one mile long, Philipsburg offers duty-free shop after shop along the Boardwalk that fronts the beach. Banks and exchanges will provide you with the two official currencies here: the Euro on the French side and the Florin (Netherlands Antillean guilder or florin) on the Dutch side; or you can pay in U.S. dollars, which are accepted everywhere, along with most major credit cards. Shops can also be found in the Simpson Bay and Marigot areas.

If your tummy starts to growl, head over to one of the island’s world-class eateries. Then after dinner, enjoy the vibrant nightlife at clubs, lounges and high-rolling casinos found on the Dutch side.

With so many ways to spend your days, you’re bound to look forward to some blissful relaxation. You’ll find it at one of the island’s top-rated spas. What better way to wind down than with a massage or island-inspired treatment?

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