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St. Maarten and St. Martin

My destination guide to the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten/St. Martin, including picks for the island's best budget and luxury hotels and resorts, restaurants, attractions, beaches, nightlife, events and shopping.
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Travel to the Caribbean: St. Martin/ St. Maarten Island Guide
Does your idea of the perfect vacation include delicious food, exceptional duty-free shopping and gorgeous beaches? If so, traveling to St. Martin/St. Maarten is an excellent way to go. Keep in mind, however, that the island is a popular tourist destination and cruise ships make regular stops here. If you’re in search of solitude, head elsewhere...

Map of the Caribbean Island of St. Martin and St. Maarten
Map of the Caribbean Island of St. Martin and St. Maarten

Top St. Maarten Restaurants
Both the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten/St. Martin offer a wide variety of dining options, and Dutch St. Maarten alone has more than 300 restaurants to choose from. Here are some of the best:

Tour Philipsburg, capital of Dutch St. Maarten
A pictoral walking tour of Philipsburg, the oceanfront capital of the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten.

St. Martin/Maarten Cruise Port Guide
Sint Maarten (Dutch) and St. Martin (French) is a Caribbean island that is split between the two countries and is a popular port of call for cruise lines. The island is diverse and the people are friendly. St. Maarten was one of the first Caribbean islands to attract tourists, and it has been a favorite of cruisers since the 1970s.

St. Maarten/St. Martin: Daytripping Capital of the Eastern Caribbean
The Dutch/French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin is a great destination in its own right but also serves as the transportation hub for a number of nearby islands in the Eastern Caribbean, including Anguilla, St. Barts, and Saba.

St. Maarten Tourism
Official website of the St. Maarten Tourist Board.

Office du Tourisme de l'ile de Saint Martin
Official website of the St. Martin Tourism Office.

St. Martin Consular Information Sheet
The U.S. State Department's fact sheet on the French West Indies and St. Martin, including information on entry requirements, crime, medical facilities, and much more.

St. Maarten/St. Martin Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing
The New York Times' travel guide to St. Martin/Maarten.

CIA World Factbook on St. Martin
Includes information on St. Maarten's geography, government, economy, transportation, military, and people.

L'Escargot, A St. Maarten Restaurant, Bar and Cabaret
Review of the L'Escargot Restaurant and Nightclub, which includes a Friday night cabaret drag show, in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

Clo’s Hot Spot restaurant, St. Maarten
Review of Clo’s Hot Spot restaurant, St. Maarten

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