SINT MAARTEN / SAINT MARTIN

SEE TWO SIDES OF ONE STUNNING ISLAND

Postcard views are everywhere you look on Sint Maarten/Saint Martin, a Caribbean island with split nationalities but undivided beauty. The island's hilly terrain is shrouded in green and the occasional burst of floral color. The sparkling, sun-kissed Caribbean rests at its feet, beckoning holidayers to abandon their cares, get out and play.

Sint Maarten

Most apartments4you resorts reside on the Dutch side of the island. And Simpson Bay is one of the more exciting places to stay and play. Boutique hotels and resorts here offer the upscale Sint Maarten holidays experience: spacious accommodations, Cupecoy Beach access, casino entertainment and unbelievable views of the Caribbean and the island's distinct rolling hills. Bargain hunting can be had in the capital city of Phillipsburg, while thumping nightlife pulsates through Cupecoy and Maho.

Saint Martin

You won't find casinos on the French side of the island, or nearly as many beachside resorts. But there are other ways to maximize your stay north of the Dutch border. Saint Martin has a lengthy list of relaxing beaches (clothing often optional), and many of the island's best vantage points. Restaurants in Marigot, the French capital, offer fine French cuisine.

Regardless of which side of the island you stay, the Caribbean's allure is the same: swimming, sailing, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving are just some of the ways visitors take advantage of the inviting ocean waters.

All information is provided as a guide only. You must make your own enquiries with local tourist offices and other agencies. Top Resorts and Top Things To Do are suggestions only and do not reflect any specific agenda. Distances are approximate.

Royal Islander Club La Plage
MAHO BAY, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Atrium Beach Resort And Spa
SIMPSON BAY, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
La Vista
PELICAN KEY, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Royal Islander Club La Terasse
MAHO BAY, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Royal Palm Beach Resort
PHILIPSBURG, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
PHILIPSBURG, ST MAARTEN DUTCH CARIBBEAN