ST. MAARTEN

Overview

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair.

 

The undisputed gastronomical capital of the Caribbean islands, St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with hundreds of different restaurants to satisfy the tastes of every possible palate and purse. Known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, offering 365 restaurants - one for every day of the year.

 

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 37 square miles boast 37 breathtaking beaches for holidaymakers to relax and play on. St. Maarten is home to many historical, unique and family-oriented attractions, and watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities.

 

St. Maarten’s capital of Philipsburg offers visitors 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.

Airlines

Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous United States and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and other Caribbean islands.

 

St. Maarten is served by connecting flights from gateways served by Air France, American Airlines/American Eagle, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, KLM and United Airlines. Regional services into St. Maarten are operated by Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Anguilla Air Services, Insel Air, LIAT, Rainbow International Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, Trans Anguilla, VI Airlink and Winair.

 

More information in the Guide to the Caribbean (pages 56-57).

Cruise

A number of cruise lines include St. Maarten on their Caribbean itineraries. More details will follow shortly.

Hotels

St. Maarten offers a range of accommodation options including elegant private villas, family-oriented resorts, quaint cottages, all-inclusive options and luxury spa resorts. More details will follow shortly.

Tour Ops

Seven CTO-member tour operators serve St. Maarten. See pages 58-59 of the Guide to the Caribbean.

Itinerary

Day 1: Visit Maho Beach, voted the #1 Truly Unique Beach in the World by TripAdvisor, to watch the planes flying overhead.
Day 2: Explore Philipsburg,  packed with great restaurants and tons of duty-free shopping.
Day 3: Explore the underwater world of St. Maarten by snorkelling or diving.
Day 4: Take part in the 12 Meter Regatta where participants are taught to jib, tack, grind or simply relax and take in the scenery.
Day 5:Take an island tour on Da Party Bus for an adventure with an entertainer who knows the island better than anybody.
Day 6: Test your luck at one of the island’s 14 casinos equipped with the latest video slot machines and table games.
Day 7: Relax on the idyllic white sands of one of the island’s 37 breathtaking beaches.