Ocean view from St. Martin/St. Maarten

St. Martin/St. Maarten Vacations: Two Cultures, One Island

Though St. Martin/St. Maarten is only 37 square miles, both the Dutch and the French share the island. The French north is known for its French Riviera-inspired harbors and incredible cuisine, the Dutch south is renowned for its resorts, shopping, and Philipsburg. Though the cultures vary, both sides of the island share beautiful beaches, excellent dining opportunities, and island adventures. Contact your Liberty Travel vacation consultant, and stay at an all-inclusive resort, enjoy the beach, or book a day trip across the island.

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St. Martin/St. Maarten at a Glance

Currency: The French side uses the Euro (€) and the Dutch side uses the Florin (ƒ), though U.S. currency is widely accepted

Tipping Customs: Service charge is added to most bills, but if service charge is not included, tip 15%

Popular Drink: Guavaberry

Must Eat: St. Martin’s Spare Ribs or Conch Fritters

Power Up: C and F (two-prong) 120 / 220V

Language: French is spoken on the French side of the island and Dutch is spoken on the Dutch side, but English is also widely spoken on both sides

Weather: The forecast is warm, tropical, and sunny. June 1 – November 30 is hurricane season.

Best Time to Visit: Mid-December to April bring crowds escaping the cold winters. May and June, and November to mid-December offer great weather and fewer people.

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Strolling the streets of St. Martin/St. Maarten

Top Things to Do in St. Martin/St. Maarten

Wine and Dine in Grand Case or Marigot
The French side of St. Martin prides itself on being the capital of Caribbean cuisine—discover the incredible French restaurants of Grand Case and Marigot that serve the fresh catch of the day, French style.

Tempt Lady Luck at the Casino
The Dutch side of the island is known for its sparkling casinos—roll the dice and tempt Lady Luck in Philipsburg.

Learn to Sail
Philipsburg is home to America’s Cup yacht racing; you too, can learn to sail and even compete in a shortened America’s Cup course.

Experience Nature and Nightlife at Orient Bay
Orient Bay brings a vibe all its own, from its lively beach bars, its natural scenery, and its clothing-optional beach.

Shop Duty-Free
Get your French fashions and Dutch designs for less at the Duty-Free shops and malls.

Food in St. Martin/St. Maarten

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