St. Maarten and St. Martin Vacations
St.Maarten and St.Martin Vacations, this island is one of the smallest land masses in the world divided between two countries. Two nations, two cultures—one celebrated island. Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin share a celebrated island and its own distinct charm, with the combined effect being a magnificent crossroads of colonial and Caribbean splendor.
The luminous beaches are brilliant golden crescents, where you can snorkel, dive, windsurf and kayak in the stunning, warm and crystalline waters. Away from the beach lie colorful open-air markets, sites rich in colonial grandeur, acclaimed restaurants of every flavor and variety, and an artistic community that brings the world’s cultural elite to celebrate this tropical brilliance.
On the Dutch side, Phillipsburg is recognizable for its beaches, local rum-based liquors, casinos and festive nightlife. Cruisers flocked the over 500 duty-free shops lining Front Street alongside 300 restaurants and 14 casinos. On the French side of the island St Martin is significantly quieter, fashionable visitors seeking culture in a more relaxed affair at the outdoor markets, and some of the finest Caribbean cuisine is on offer.