Saint Martin Travel to
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Their border is indiscernible, and people cross back and forth never realizing they are entering a different country.
Each side has retained much of the distinctiveness of its national culture. St. Maarten (Dutch) is an active center for tourism and trade, is more developed and very Dutch. It's also home to a busy cruise port and commercial district.
The French side offers more elegance and comfort with luxury resorts and fine-dining restaurants. St Martin is also well-known for its shopping, offering some of the latest in French fashions.
Both offer water-based activities, whether its diving, snorkeling, fishing or beaching.
No matter which side of this unique destination one chooses first, a great time will be enjoyed.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Electricity: 120V, 60Hz (Dutch Sint Maarten);
220V, 60Hz (French St. Martin)
- Times to Travel: With its location midway in the chain of Caribbean islands, St Martin/St Maarten is sunny and warm year round.
There is little temperature variation throughout the year, averaging 82° F (27° C) in the summer and about 80° F (26° C) in the winter. The cooling trade winds keep the island temperate all year.
The average annual rainfall of approximately 45 inches, occurs mainly in the late summer and early fall.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Butterfly Farm
- Dive Sites
- Experience St Martin/St Maarten
- Loterie Farm
- Musee de Saint Martin (Museum) (French)
- Orient Beach
- Philipsburg Guide (Capital of Sint Maarten)
- Seaside Nature Park
- St Maarten Info Guide
- St Maarten Zoological Park
- St Martin Info Guide
- St Martin National Nature Reserve (French)
- Surf Spots
- Visit St Maarten
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
Saint Martin Photographs
Landings are close at Princess Juliana Airport Millot at en.wikipedia.org
Border crossing between Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten Isewell at en.wikipedia.org