Welcome to St. Martin
St. Martin is blessed with a year-round temperature of 87 and lots of sunshine, always making it a great vacation destination.
The tiny island of St. Martin is actually two distinct territories: the French St. Martin, and the Dutch Sint Maarten, and the influence of these two countries is quite distinct. The island is famous for its duty-free shopping and is a major port of call for cruise ships. The island is blessed with a year-round temperature of 87 and lots of sunshine, making it a great year-round vacation destination. With 36 beaches and an abundance of water sports, fantastic shopping, glitzy casinos, international cuisine, and perfect weather, this island has plenty for everyone to do and see.
French St. Martin is somewhat quieter than its Dutch neighbor. Most visitors come here to relax on the sugar-white beaches, and enjoy some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean. The capital, Marigot, looks like a typical French village. The nearby fishing village of Grand Case is legendary for its restaurants. Known as the restaurant capital of the Caribbean, Grand Case is home to more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the Caribbean.
Sint Maarten, the Dutch side of the island, is the liveliest and most crowded part of the island. The capital, Philipsburg, is a picturesque village along the Great Bay and Great Salt Pond. Its tall narrow buildings on some of its streets evoke the feeling of being in Amsterdam.