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St. Martin & St. Maarten

St. Martin & St. Maarten Travel Information

When to Go

Near perfect temperatures, especially between January and April, make this island an ideal vacation spot for sun-lovers across the globe. The rainy season lasts from August through November, showering the island’s abundant vegetation and lucky inhabitants with brief showers, while the period between February to April remains relatively dry.

Region: Caribbean

Fast Facts

With its melange of local flavors with culinary influences from its French and Dutch heritage, the island has earned its place as the gourmet capital of the Caribbean.

Although a treaty between the French and the Dutch was signed on March 23, 1648, peacefully dividing the island, it wasn’t until 1817 that the borders were finally set.

There are around a dozen dive sites with wrecks off the island’s shores.

There a convenient ferry service from Sint Maarten to the neighboring islands of Anguilla and St. Barts.

For a tasty treat, sample the guavaberry rum at the Guavaberry Emporium in Philipsburg.

Travel Tips and Tools

Practical information to assist you before and during your trip.

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