About St. Martin

Saint Martin is located in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 186 miles (300 km) east of Puerto Rico. With 33 square miles, Saint Martin is the smallest inhabited island that is divided between two nations, France and the Netherlands Antilles.

The northern French half comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of Saint Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France. The southern Dutch half is an independent part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Country Sint Maarten. Collectively, the two territories are known as 'Saint Martin / Sint Maarten'.

Activities Tourism Office

The island and its activities

The history, dating back to 1648, made St. Martin / St. Maarten become a unique melting pot in the Caribbean. About 80 different nationalities made the island their home and added cultural variety. The 'French' side is mostly known for its outstanding gastronomy and the 'savoir-vivre' with its beacon Grand Case, the 'Culinary Capital of the Caribbean'. The 'Dutch' side adopted a more Amercian Lifestyle and features an impressive nightlife with 11 Casinos, many nightclubs, bars and more and more restaurants.
Some 35 beaches encircle the island, each different from the other. You can choose whether you prefer solitude or a more 'French Rivera' experience. Furthermore the island offers manifold activities, too numerous to list all: sailing, surfing, scuba diving, wake-boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, hiking, mountainbiking, horseback riding, golfing, tennis, shopping or simply sunbathing - just to name a few. You simply have to come for a visit and experience it all!

For more information, please visit the Saint Martin Tourism Office.