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Carnival season comes to St Maarten...

Carnival – that time of year when the main road into Philipsburg is dedicated to feathers, sequins, and loud music. This year was no exception. Carnival troupes came out in all their glory to strut their stuff and show off… Read more

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St Maarten/St Martin 2018

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About St Maarten


Shared by two countries, the island of St. Maarten / St Martin is one of the prime holiday destinations for visitors from all over the world. The 37 square mile island is roughly divided between France and the new country of St. Maarten, formerly run by Holland. The official languages are French and Dutch, however English is widely spoken on both sides. The Euro and US Dollar are accepted on the French side (check the exchange rate) and the Guilder is pinned to the US Dollar, with a steady exchange rate of 1.80 Guilders to 1 US Dollar. Both are accepted on the St. Maarten side. St. Maarten is a duty-free island and a 2% tax is added to all goods on the French side – and with 37 gorgeous beaches to choose from, it will be a daily choice of beach or shop.

Population

St. Maarten / St Martin is home to nearly 100,000 people from around 70 countries.

What's New?


The Continued Recovery of St. Maarten / St. Martin After Hurricane Irma

Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Bars + Nightlife, St Martin, Food + Drink, Travel Guide, Family Dining, Fine Dining, Food + Drink, St Maarten,

St Maarten

As St. Maarten / St. Martin dusts itself off and moves forward from the devastating blows delivered by Hurricane Irma on September 6th last year, the catchphrase “to help St. Maarten, visit St. Maarten” has caught on. Kerry Biddle-Chadwick reports… Read more

Globetrotters: destination meets Lauren Bullen + Jack Morris, AKA Gypsea Lust + Do You Travel

Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands,

Do you travel x gypsea lust US Virgin Islands

Over the last few years influencers Lauren Bullen and Jack Morris, AKA Gypsea Lust and Do You Travel, have been inspiring the masses with beautiful photography of their travels. With the trailblazing duos following amounting to over four million combined,… Read more

5 minutes with…style and travel blogger Jyotsna Shankar

Wednesday, 17th January 2018

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Jyotsna Shankar

We caught up with style guru and travel influencer Jyotsna Shankar to chat about her blog, photography tips and vacation plans. Where does your passion for traveling come from? I grew up in a family that loves adventure and to travel…. Read more

Sky high with Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten

Tuesday, 28th November 2017

St Martin, Island Life, Things to do, Family Excursions,

Tearing down a steep cliff face with our hair streaming out behind us and the wind in our faces, strapped into a canvas chair. That was how we spent the morning just before the official opening of the Rainforest Adventures… Read more

5 minutes with…travel addict and Instagrammer Your Passport

Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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Interview with blogger Your Passport

We grabbed 5 minutes with travel addict and Instagram sensation Lara Kamnik, AKA Your Passport to chat about beating the crowds, travel essentials and picture postcard photos. Where does your passion for traveling come from? I cannot recall when I became… Read more

St. Maarten / St. Martin recovery: island update

Friday, 10th November 2017

St Martin,

As St. Maarten / St. Martin slowly recovers, so more and more people are starting to come back, not only evacuees, but visitors as well. Both airports are open for commercial flights, the port is open for commercial vessels and cruise… Read more

Animal evacuation on St. Maarten / St. Martin following Hurricane Irma

Friday, 3rd November 2017

St Martin,

Animal Evacuation On St Maarten

Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten / St. Martin,  animal-loving volunteers united to rescue homeless pets and animals from the island. Our editor, Kerry Biddle-Chadwick met the teams behind the SXM animal evacuation. Amid tears of both happiness and… Read more

Most wanted: Away x Gray Malin luggage

Monday, 30th October 2017

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, St Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, Style, Style, Style, Style, Style,

Away x Gray Malin

Away, the stylish and modern luggage brand has teamed up world renowned travel photographer Gray Malin to create a limited edition collection of suitcases. Famed for his stunning aerial photographic art, Gray Malin has done the unthinkable and made Away’s luggage even cooler. Merging… Read more

10 amazing aerial photos that will make you want to book a vacation right now

Friday, 27th October 2017

Aruba, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, St Martin, St. Barths, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands,

travel photography

Travel drone photography offers a whole new prospective on sandy white shores and beautiful beach scenes. From 100 foot up in the air tranquility can be seen like never before. Here’s 10 of our favorite aerial photos that will have you dreaming of… Read more

St Maarten / St Martin Recovering After Hurricane Irma

Monday, 2nd October 2017

St Martin,

St Maarten : St Martin Recovering After Hurricane Irma

Twenty-six days after Hurricane Irma tore through St Maarten / St Martin, Kerry Biddle-Chadwick, editor of destination St. Maarten / St. Martin Magazine reports on the country’s recovery. “A knockout blow was dealt to the Caribbean island of St Maarten / St… Read more

The aftermath of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten / St. Martin

Monday, 18th September 2017

St Martin,

As the Caribbean braces itself for Hurricane Maria, Kerry Biddle-Chadwick, editor of destination St. Maarten / St. Martin Magazine reports on her experience of Hurricane Irma and the relief effort. “Our ears were popping in the rapid pressure drop as the ferocious storm… Read more

How to help people affected by Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, 12th September 2017

St Martin, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands,

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma has torn through the Caribbean and Florida leaving devastation in its wake. Millions of people now face homelessness and are without power and water. Hurricane Irma was the strongest Atlantic storm ever recorded, and children and families across… Read more

Top things to do on St. Maarten / St. Martin: visit The Butterfly Farm

Tuesday, 15th August 2017

St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions,

Planning your vacation to St. Maarten / St. Martin and looking for amazing experiences and things to do on your holiday? The Butterfly Farm is the perfect outing for all the family, with gorgeous gardens bustling with colorful butterflies to… Read more

The Wanderlust Effect’s Guide to 24 Hours in Anguilla

Friday, 2nd June 2017

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The Wanderlust Effect’s Guide to 24 Hours in Anguilla

Anguilla is the epitome of barefoot luxury, with its offering of laid-back fine dining, horseback island explorations and quite possibly the world’s best beaches.  Travel blogger Shannon Kircher, AKA The Wanderlust Effect shares her 24 guide of what to see, do… Read more

The Wanderlust Effect’s Guide to 24 Hours in St Barths

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

St Martin, St. Barths,

The Wanderlust Effect’s Guide to 24 Hours in St Barths

Planning a trip to St. Barths? Travel blogger Shannon Kircher, AKA The Wanderlust Effect shares her 24 guide of what to see, do and eat on the Caribbean’s most glamorous island. St. Barths (formally Saint-Barthélemy) has an enormous reputation for… Read more

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