Saint Martin is a vibrant blend of Caribbean paradise and French sophistication, a sun-drenched tropical isle where the sky is forever blue and pleasure is a way of life...
St Martin is the name of the French-governed portion of the island, while St Maarten designates the Dutch side. The total land area of the island is 38 square miles (21 French, 17 Dutch). The French and Dutch have coexisted peacefully for three centuries. According to legend, the boundaries of the two governments were set in 1648 when, instead of dueling, a Frenchman and a Dutchman decided to walk in opposite directions along the coast until they met each other again. The Frenchman gave the Dutchman a bottle of "water" which, in reality, was gin thereby explaining the greater French land mass today!
There are a number of wonderful sites to visit and islands to explore in and around St. Martin. Spend a day at Fort St. Louis, or buy your lunch at the colorful Marigot market. Whether you enjoy spending your days enjoying the remote exclusiveness of La Semanna Resort, relaxing on the beach or exploring the island, you are sure to find many things to keep you occupied.
The Juliana International Airport enjoys convenient access from several North and South American as well as major European gateways.