Saint-Martin's cultural diversity comes from its historical role as an island at the crossroads of the New World. Dutch, French and English traders brought European traditions, while the Afro-Caribbean influence comes directly from the languages and cultures of West Africa.
- Our nature
36 splendid beaches and marinas in both parts of the island attract countless tourists. Take a hike through the hills and along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the charm of this lush tropical island with its picturesque Creole huts.
- Shopper's heaven
There are many tax-free shops, some offering well-known luxury brands.
You also will find an abundant selection of all major ready-to-wear brands, jewelery, perfumes and the latest consumer electronics.
Done with shopping? You can't get bored on St. Martin as we offer so many activities, that they are too numerous to list: Sailing, surfing, scuba diving, wake-boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, tree-top walking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, tennis...
A large choice of restaurants – many of them excellent – offer French, Caribbean and international cuisine. The island widely known as Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.
Of all islands in the Caribbean, we have by far the best nightlife: begin with dinner at a fine gourmet restaurant, stop by some of our beautiful and entertaining casinos, and then finish by dancing the night away under the starry sky.
Carnival and the St Maarten Heineken Regatta are our most prestigous annual events - supported by many other smaller scale happenings. Ask our front desk for more...