St Maarten is the tiniest island in the world shared by two countries
From Puerto Rico, we often used to fly there for long weekends. It was always one of our favorites. It shares a small island on the Northeast of the Caribbean with French St Martin. When you drive from one side to the other you actually cross a “border” going from the Netherlands to France.
Sint Maarten offers amazing white sand beaches
No border to cross
But in reality, there are no borders, just a sign and a monument. Life on the island is relaxed and friendly. The people always smile.
This is a sign they are happy to welcome you to their island. You will enjoy every moment of it. Despite the official languages on either side, English is widely spoken everywhere.
KLM plane arriving direct from Amsterdam over the beach
Flights from Europe, USA and the Caribbean Islands
You arrive into Princess Juliana International Airport. There are flights from many cities in the Continental USA, Europe, Puerto Rico and all the other Caribbean Islands. The International airport serves both the Dutch and French sides.
White sand and crystal-clear waters
The Beaches are classic Caribbean Beaches of white sand and crystal-clear waters and are the delight of Europeans and Americans from North to South.
Simpson Bay Lagoon with many yachts
The largest lagoon in the Caribbean is Simpson Bay Lagoon. It hosts many yachts that are either stationed in one of the Marinas or anchored in its waters. Some world Mega yachts are frequent visitors to the island and its Lagoon.
Cruise lines arrive on the island on a regular basis
This is an ideal port of call for many cruises. This island is a common Port of call for many Cruise Lines on their Eastern Caribbean Cruises.
The Capital City of Philipsburg is a delight for shoppers due to the variety of Duty Free stores offering electronics, liquor, apparel and more. I assure you, you'll come back
Once here you will enjoy every minute. There are so many beaches to visit. The Caribbean cuisine is so vast, the Island nightlife is so intense that you will have to come back to keep enjoying this wonderful microcosm.
Map of the Dutch and French sides of the Island of St Martin
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