Island Info

St.Martin and St.Maarten


Shopping

Shopping in St.Martin

One of the great attractions of the island is the duty-free shopping available on both sides of the island. You will find elegant boutiques with all the brand names at prices much lower than back home, elegant jewelry, tablecloths, crystal, Dutch Delft Blue, liquors, top-of-the-line electronics and in addition, wonderful island souvenirs. Most of the shops in Marigot are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM and re-open from 3:00 PM-7:00 PM. Sundays almost all shops are closed.

Restaurants

Restaurants in St.Martin

St. Martin is the place for dinning out in the Caribbean. Here you can choose from a overwhelming variety of of world-class restaurants, most of them managed by acclaimed International chefs, you will taste all kind of foods, from the very sophisticated to the local, with something for everyone and every budget.

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Where to Stay

Where to Stay in St.Martin

Find the perfect vacation getaway at St. Martin. You can opt for one of the all-inclusive hotels, charming small inns or simple guesthouses. Or you can stay in style in one of the many luxury resorts, villas and suites. Whatever you are looking for you will find it. St Martin has an abundance of vacation accommodation choices to suit individual tastes and budgets here you can see a list of most of them.

Activities

Activities in St.Martin

Recommendations for land lovers include a visit to the gourmet capital of the island--Grand Case, a luck of the draw at one of the Casinos, a night out at one of the many nightclubs or bars with live music, or a visit to one of the local fine arts gallery for a sampling of Caribbean Art.

Recent years have seen the growth of many sports on the island aimed at both fitness and fun. Golf, tennis, beach volleyball, mountain biking and even horseback riding is just a few of the adventure activities awaiting you in St.Martin.

The island offers an extensive range of water sports activities, including snorkeling, sailing, jet-skiing, water-skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, parasailing and deep-sea fishing. For the avid Scuba diver, an excursion to islands such as St. Barth?lemy, Saba, and Anguilla is a must.

Sailing & Yachting

Sailing & Yachting in St.MartinSt. Maarten - St. Martin has become a major yachting and marine center of the Caribbean. Many marinas, yacht charter companies, chandleries, shipyards, sail makers and more have well equipped businesses open year round.

Thanks to the free-port and duty-free status, food provisioning is less expensive here than on many other Caribbean Islands.

The Heineken Regatta: the most famous of many regattas organized on the Island throughout the year and recognized as one of the major Caribbean events.