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he island of St. Maarten and St. Martin is an almost perfect place under the sun to get away from all. Relax at some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean. Eat in the best restaurants of the "Gourmet Capital" of the Caribbean.



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Maps of St. Maarten or St. Martin we provide online maps of the island, Philipsburg, Marigot and Grand Case.




Car Rentals in St Maarten/St Martin Our  Car Rental section lists international + local agencies on St. Maarten and St. Martin. Best for Less is the agency with the best ratings.




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Duty free Tax free Shopping in St Maarten/St Martin The island is a shopper´s paradise with many duty-free tax-free stores.

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Where is St Maarten St Martin "Where is St. Maarten?" is one of the most often asked questions by first time visitors. We answer the question for you and show you weather conditions, beaches, as well as much more interesting stuff about St. Maarten and St. Martin. Get ready for the vibrant nightlife and casinos of. St. Maarten. The island offers everything, even a taste of eco tourism. If your favorite is scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing or deep sea fishing, you will find it here. If you prefer to relax and unwind, you will find plenty of secluded beaches to do so. Amazingly, many of the best things are free - beaches and the nature!

Reliable and accurate information maximizes your island time. We tell you about beach chair rentals, about what to see, and where the potential traps are. Get a first impression by surfing through our island video tour. Enjoy this exceptional Caribbean island under a truly Caribbean sun.

Restaurants of great variety are all over the island. Look for our restaurant reviews and get tips for the best beach bars.
Lodging options are available on both sides including vacation rentals, Condos and some hotels. Renting a villa or a condo is often less expensive than renting a hotel room, as you'll have the added convenience of on-site amenities. Imagine relaxing over a glass of wine in your temporary home at Ocean front!
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What is it that makes vacationers from all over the world return repeatedly to St. Maarten/St. Martin? It is simply its uniqueness! Nowhere else, two different countries are peacefully co-owning such a small piece of land. You will see a lot of smiling faces on "The Friendly Island" of St. Maarten and St. Martin.

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Villa Rentals, Condos, Apartments, Studios for rent on St. Maarten and St. Martin.
Large range of villa rentals, vacation rentals, Beach Condos, Apartments, Studios on St. Martin/St. Maarten!
Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin are blessed with over 37 beaches. Some are long stretches of white powdery sand, lined with beach bars & restaurants, others are small with coral sand, enclosed in tiny intimate bays.

Topless bathing is generally accepted anywhere on the island, but it is mainly concentrated on Orient Bay, probably the best known clothing optional beach in the Caribbean. You find on Sint-Maarten.net all about unique beaches, clothing optional beaches, remote beaches, fun beaches and truly Caribbean beaches in our Beach Section!

St. Maarten and St. Martin in a nutshell. Information about the Caribbean island.

    Ten Facts about St. Maarten and St. Martin in a Nutshell

Two countries <Independent, former Dutch + French community> on one Island. French side is part of European Union, St. Maarten is not!
No customs controls on entry or departure. US-$ is dominant currency on both sides, despite official Euro on French side.
English widely spoken on both island parts. No border controls between the two parts.
No or minimal sales tax, no duties. Attractive prices! Cruise ship visits focus on Philipsburg. Sometimes crowded at daytime.
Clothing optional common on some French side beaches Lodging choices mainly for rentals and time-shares, few hotels.

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