|St. Martin/Sint Maarten is an island paradise shared by two nations and countless cultures.
French St. Martin is a cosmopolitan wonderland brimming with world-class galleries, chic cafés and bistros, designer
boutiques, a lively waterfront market and gourmet dining. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance-- The
beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer the finest dining
experiences anywhere in the Caribbean. The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell
of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafés and
charming bistros add a decidedly cosmopolitan flair to the island. On the whole, the atmosphere remains very relaxed.
Dutch Sint Maarten sparkles with Casinos, night clubs, a bustling cruise port and shopping galore in historic
Phillipsburg, situated along a beautiful oceanfront boardwalk lined with casual restaurants and beach-side bars. It
has long been an active center for trade and tourism. More developed than French St. Martin, it is very Dutch in
flavor and still has strong ties to the rest of the Netherlands Antilles.
Between the two different cultures in French St. Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten, you will be able to find just
about every kind of activity you might want for a perfect holiday in the sun.