St. Maarten

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t. Maarten is the small­est is­land in the world to be shared by two na­tions: the Nether­lands and France. So ex­pect a Euro­pean­in­flu­enced vibe twinned with Caribbean flair. Known as the gas­tro­nom­i­cal cap­i­tal of the Caribbean is­lands, St. Maarten of­fers eclec­tic din­ing with over 300 restau­rants on this 37-square-mile is­land. The is­land is lo­cated at the north­ern end of the Lesser An­tilles, with 37 square miles of beaches




for hol­i­day­mak­ers to re­lax and play on. St. Maarten is home to many his­tor­i­cal, unique fam­i­ly­ori­ented at­trac­tions. Water­sport en­thu­si­asts can en­joy ex­plor­ing the is­land through scuba div­ing and snorkelling. St. Maarten’s cap­i­tal, Philips­burg, of­fers a range of duty-free shop­ping with a bustling city at­mos­phere, while no fewer than 14 casi­nos and nu­mer­ous night­clubs pro­vide end­less en­ter­tain­ment for vis­i­tors to the is­land.


St. Maarten is the small­est land­mass (37 square miles) in the world shared by two na­tions (Hol­land & France)

It is lit­tle won­der St. Maarten is known as the Culi­nary Cap­i­tal of the Caribbean: it of­fers over 300 restau­rants

Mul­ti­ple cur­ren­cies are ac­cepted, in­clud­ing euro/us dol­lar/guilder

Of­fi­cial lan­guages are English, French and Dutch


St. Maarten Car­ni­val is a colour­ful and cul­tural oc­ca­sion which takes place yearly start­ing mid­dle of April and ends in early May.

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