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Places to stay

Explore the Island's Top Luxury Resorts and Hotels

 

Holland House: In the heart of Philipsburg, yet right on the beach, experience St. Maarten’s casual lifestyle at Holland House.

 

Link: https://www.hhbh.com/

Seaview Beach Hotel Amid the town center’s shops and eateries, this unassuming hotel faces Great Bay Beach and its boardwalk. It’s a 7-minute walk from Sint Maarten Museum and 11 km from Princess Juliana airport

 

Link: https://nl.hotels.com/ho432629/sea-view-beach-hotel-philipsburg-sint-maarten/

On the boardwalk along the beach, this charming, laid-back hotel close to restaurants has views of the Great Bay and mountains. It’s a minute’s walk from Sint Maarten Museum

Link: https://www.pasanhotel.net/

Attractions

Restaurants, Shopping, Water Activities and much more!

Explore St.Maarten

 

Holland House: In the heart of Philipsburg, yet right on the beach, experience St. Maarten’s casual lifestyle at Holland House.

 

Link: https://www.hhbh.com/

 

Seaview Beach Hotel Amid the town center's shops and eateries, this unassuming hotel faces Great Bay Beach and its boardwalk. It's a 7-minute walk from Sint Maarten Museum and 11 km from Princess Juliana airport

 

Link: https://nl.hotels.com/ho432629/sea-view-beach-hotel-philipsburg-sint-maarten/

Pasanggrahan Hotel

On the boardwalk along the beach, this charming, laid-back hotel close to restaurants has views of the Great Bay and mountains. It's a minute's walk from Sint Maarten Museum

Link: https://www.pasanhotel.net/

Entertainment or Unique Tours: 

Beaches, tours, and water sports make this island attractive for tourists.

Attractions such as

  • Loterie Farm 
  • Fort Amsterdam
  • Simpsons Bay Bridge
  • The Salt Pickers
  • Slave Emancipation Statue

PArks 

  • National Nature Reserve of St. Maarten
  • Seaside Nature Park
  • Great Salt Pond, 
  • Little Bay Pond, 
  • Parotte Ville 
  • Loterie Farm
  • Parrot Ville Bird Park

 

Shopping: 

The Dutch side of the island St. Maarten has the nightlife of the island through its Paradise Plaza and Diamond casinos. Restaurants, clubs, and lounges that feature live dance music of the calypso beat. 

Culture/Events: 

Island is known for its Dutch historic culture, charm, and excellent cuisines.

Philipsburg.Carnival: St. Maarten Carnival is the largest and longest-running event in the region. It can run from April 14th – May 3rd, 2021. Located on the waterfronts on the main streets of 

Lime & Dine:

The national dish of St.Maarten is Stewed Conch and dumplings

Beaches:

  • Little Bay Beach
  • Great Bay Beach
  • Indigo Bay
  • Maho Beach
  • Mullet Bay
  • Simpson Bay Beach
  • Kim Sha Beach
  • Dawn Beach
  • Duana Bay Beach
  • Gibbs Beach
  • Playa
  • Pelican Key
  • Oyster Bay Beach

 

Water Activities:

Water sporting activities such as Biking, Boating, Sailing, Fishing, Golf, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Parasailing, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Water jets, Sea trek, Kite surfing, Surfing, Paddling and Cycle routes.



Getting Around

 

Side of Street Drive-On: Right

Car Rentals: 

Plenty of options links below

Kayak

Carrentals

Sixt ad more

Bike & Scooter Rentals: 

All options of bike, scooter, and gears available

Taxis: 

Ample options available 

Link: Taxies St.Martin

Public Transportation:

Public transportation is limited to small busses that run between major areas.  There is no schedule or bus stop, you just watch for a bus (minivan) to approach and flag them down. 

Accessibility:

Wheelchair accessibility available

Getting there
AirportPrincess Juliana International Airport 

Commercial airlines: Air France, KLM, and others

By sea:  Cruise ships, Private Yachting/Boating, and Private Plane

About the Island



St. Maarten is a half-side island is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the northeast Caribbean Sea.

Capital: Philipsburg – Dutch side

Population: 8,123 (January 2019 census)

Area: 34 km2 (13 sq mi)

Country: Netherlands (The Kingdom of the Netherlands)

Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Methodist

Language: Dutch, English, Spanish, and Papiamento

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

History:

St. Martin / Sint Maarten, dating back to 4,000 BC. Around 800 AD most Caribbean islands were settled by Arawak Indians who arrived from South America. After the Spanish invasion, the Dutch and French settled and agreed to divide the island. in 1817.

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