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

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

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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 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

Things to do, Travel Guide, Anguilla,

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

8 of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Aruba, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Travel Guide, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches, Beaches,

Dreaming of balmy turquoise waters and the perfect stretch of sand? The Caribbean has some of the best beaches in the world – here’s eight of our favorite slices of paradise in and around the Caribbean. Trunk Bay – St John, U.S…. Read more

The SXM Music Festival returns for a second year

Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Entertainment, St Martin, Things to do,

2nd Annual SXM Music Festival

The first SXM Music Festival was a resounding success and this years’ festival looks set to put this exciting event firmly on the events calendars for the island. A number of top international DJs will be spinning their stuff, including Aeden,… Read more

The St Maarten Heineken Regatta

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Entertainment, Events, St Martin, Things to do, Calendar of Events, Watersports,

This week the St Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 37th anniversary, taking pace on March 2 – 5. Recognized by sailors worldwide as one of the sailing world’s best regattas, each year the event lives up to its worthy motto, “Serious… Read more

St Maarten hots up for Carnival season

Friday, 24th February 2017

Art + Culture, Entertainment, Events, St Martin, Things to do,

Carnival season on St Maarten

With St Maarten hotting up for Carnival season we meet costume designer Erica Fortuno to find out what it takes to turn boxes of feathers into gorgeous works of art. Erica graciously agreed to share a behind-the-scenes look at just how she’s… Read more

Most romantic places to pop the question on St Maarten

Friday, 10th February 2017

St Martin, Destination wedding,

Proposing in St Maarten

Planning to pop the question in St Maarten? Or are you dreaming of a wedding in paradise? Here’s a guide to some of the island’s most romantic and memorable spots. Whether you are planning an old-fashioned proposal, intimate wedding celebration… Read more

SHIVA’S ON ARUBA & ST. MAARTEN HOLIDAY RAFFLE – FREE JEWELRY GIVEAWAY

Saturday, 10th December 2016

Aruba, Jewelery & Watches, Luxury Goods, Shopping, Shopping, St Martin, Jewelery & Watches, Luxury Goods,

BECOME THE PROUD OWNER OF A FINE JEWELRY PIECE FROM SHIVA’S GOLD AND GEMS! Shiva’s on Aruba and St Maarten  are very excited to announce their upcoming Holiday raffle. Entering the raffle is very easy, just follow these simple instructions:… Read more

Aqua Mania Adventures’ Pink Sunset Sail raised over $3000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Foundations

Friday, 7th October 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions,

Friday October 7, 2016 – Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – The 2nd annual Pink Sunset Sail, organized by Aqua Mania Adventures as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was an enormous success. Over $3000 was raised by the event which… Read more

Don’t miss the boat! Final days to purchase tickets for the Pink Sunset Sail

Thursday, 29th September 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Family Excursions,

This year’s Pink Sunset Sail is fast approaching, taking place this Saturday, October 1st at 5pm. The 90 minutes coastal sail is a fundraising event to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Aqua Mania Adventures cooperates with the Positive and Elektralyets… Read more

Overwhelming support for Aqua Mania Adventures’ Pink Sunset Sail

Friday, 23rd September 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Calendar of Events,

After last year’s huge success, Aqua Mania Adventures will again be hosting a Pink Sunset Sail on October 1st, 2016. This event is organized as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and functions as a fundraiser for the local… Read more

Aqua Mania Adventures 2nd Pink Sunset Sail in support of Breast Cancer

Wednesday, 7th September 2016

St Martin, Things to do, Calendar of Events,

After last year’s enormous success, Aqua Mania Adventures is bringing back the Pink Sunset Sail to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. This second edition takes place on Saturday October 1st from 5pm – 7pm, the day after the Pink Parade… Read more

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