Sint Maarten Travel Guide

An Island in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The northern part of the island, known as Saint- Martin is part of the French West Indies. The southern part, known as Sint Maarten, is under the control of the Dutch and is part of the Netherlands Antilles.

This beautiful island has two distinctive cultures and influences - French and Dutch. The main sightseeing spots are the Fort de Marigot, with its cannons and great hilltop locale, the St Martin Archeological Museum that showcases the Arawak period and the culture of early Amerindian inhabitants. Tourists also love the Oyster Pond with its beautiful Dawn Beach and the beaches at Cupecoy Bay. The island is a great place to shop for duty-free goods. The beaches, including nude beaches, casinos, restaurants and resorts provide tourists with plenty of fun and activity.

Getting There

St Martin’s EspĂ©rance Airport receives direct flights from St Barts, Guadeloupe and Martinique while St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport receives flights from Puerto Rico, Antigua, Guadeloupe, France, Netherlands and USA. There are ferry and catamaran services from the neighboring islands like St. Barts and Saba.

Weather & Climate

The climate of the island is hot and humid except in the months of January to April which receive rainfall due to the moderating effects of trade winds. Hurricanes can occur from July to October.